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Po Lin Monastery, Hong Kong

4.5
#2 of 35 in Nature in Hong Kong
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.
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  • From the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car to Tian Tan Buddha and the Monastery, there is so much to do, plan to spend a lot of time. One attraction, Walking in Buddha's Path was a disappointment. Don't miss 1...  more »
  • The Po Lin Monastery is a wonderful place of peace and many photo opps. The giant Buddha watches over the area and regularly disappeared into the soupy thick clouds drifting through. Spectacular views...  more »
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  • For me this was the nicest place during the visit in Hong Kong. It was very misty when we arrived in the morning but the weather up there changes quite fast. Would also recommend visiting the restaurant on site. Even the meat lovers in our group enjoyed the vegetarian cuisine
  • Fantastic day out for all the family. Nice walks. Look at the top of the columns to see the animals of the Chinese calendar. Beautiful temples.
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