Tian Tan Buddha, more commonly referred to as just the Big Buddha) took 12 years to plan and construct, sits 34 metres up and offers a great view to visitors who brave the 268 steps. Next to the Buddha sits Po Lin Monastery, one of the world’s most important Buddhist sanctums, rich with religious iconography and wafts of incense. If climbing all those steps makes you peckish, refuel at neighbouring Ngong Ping Village for a traditional Buddhist vegetarian breakfast.
Whether you’re stopping over between flights or a one-day stop of your Asia round trip, Hong Kong has much to offer within one day. We make things a little easier for you and pick out all the essentials to experience the best of our city including must-see attractions and restaurants.