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Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze)

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A steep climb to reach, but efforts are rewarded with over 12,000 Buddhas both outside and inside the temple. There is no admission fee. A small restaurant at the top offers refreshments, but bring your own water for the trail.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Lots 358-359,IN D D 185, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
New Territories
+852 2691 1067
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was great for passing a couple of hours. Very interesting seeing all of the different faces and characters of the Buddhas whilst walking up to the top. Some great views of the surrounding city too and the monastery at the top is beautiful. Great...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Bromilee
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing place to visit. There is a trail, which can accommodate strollers or there are steps going up the side of the walkway to the top. I found it to be almost meditative walking up to the top. There are places to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wreckscat
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we used to live in HK in the 80's we always took visitors here. Now, returning as visitors ourselves we had to go here again. It is as wonderful as ever. The climb is steep and it can take a little finding, with the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JB3D
Reviewed 1 week ago

While warnings about the steepness of the steps are prominent, the fact that each Buddha (monk) has his/her own character in the face makes the walk up to the monastery a pleasant one if you take the time to stroll up and look at each...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank LexH19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is truly a special place to experience the local culture! location is far but generally good special visit!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank scottsnyc1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Impressive collection of buddhas in the temple. Good exercise but not for a hot summer day. Also popular for locals to visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BobBobGolden
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hike up the hill with many Buddhas lining the way up. Great view at the top. Can check out the temple at the top, but nothing much Short walk from Sha Tin MTR Open from 9am to 5pm

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank bennyvectra
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An interesting place to visit once in Hong Kong. The path has Buddhas on both sides and their position and expressions are all different. You need breath to go uphill to the Monastery but it is impressive especially the sculpture and the iinternal walls.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mario B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

400 hundred step climb to Temples. Much fun seeing all the Buddhas as you climb. Short walk from MTR before you start the climb. Not well marked.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank pmccahill95
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Go early, and enjoy a pleasant relaxing hike up to the Monastery. I decided to head up the main entrance and depart down the back entrance for a different view of the area and it was well worth it. The Monastery itself was peaceful and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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21 July 2018|
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Response from backpacker31 | Reviewed this property |
The path is paved, however, it is quite steep in places. Also, if you’re going now, it will be extraordinarily hot and humid. Personally, there are a lot of more suitable places to take your 10 month-old in HK.
20 July 2018|
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Response from Sky_beyond | Reviewed this property |
They have the slope next to stairs but i would not recommend it... also its not same as Big Buddha, no cable car.
15 June 2018|
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Response from JKPImageFusion | Reviewed this property |
MTR then walk both are close to stations.