The massive Po Lin Monastery boasts an exhibit hall for Buddhist relics, a meditation hall, a shrine, an abbot's chamber, and a scripture library. The monastery's biggest attraction, the impressive "Hall of the Ten Thousand Buddhas" attracts tourists with its impressive exterior adorned with minute carvings and reliefs. The interior of the hall is also lavishly decorated, and the colorfully painted ceilings particularly stand out. Climb to the top of the structure for panoramic views of the main courtyard and a Buddha statue. Run by monks, the monastery's vegetarian restaurant serves dishes made using fresh locally sourced ingredients. Put Po Lin Monastery and other Hong Kong attractions into our Hong Kong trip itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
Tours To Po Lin Monastery
Coach Day Tour - Lantau Island Visiting and Giant Buddha Cable Car Tour Plus Tai O Boat Ride BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $145
Duration: 8 hours
Hong Kong Travel Pass Combo: MTR Pass, Ngong Ping Cable Car and Big Buddha Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $65
Duration: 3 days
Afternoon tour - Lantau Enlightenment Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $132
Duration: 6 hours
Po Lin Monastery Reviews
The Po Lin Monastery (free entry) is one of the feature attractions in Lantau Island. It is located next to Tian Tan, the 34 metre tall Big Buddha landmark and a short 3-4 minute walk from the Ngong..... more »
Most people go to see the Big Buddha, but the adjacent Po Lin Monastery is a beautiful attraction itself. more »
Relaxing place to while away some time. Bit of effort to climb stairs to see the Buddha but well worth seeing. Monastery is stunning
Lovely place. Came to see the large Buddha, but the entire area is well-maintained and aesthetically pleasing. The ride up takes a little while, and to walk to the stairs under the Buddha could take up to 10 minutes, depending on your pace. The views from the base are good, but there are a lot of people climbing the stairs to the Buddha most of the time. A couple of large temples that can be visited as well.
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