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Tian Tan Buddha

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Shanhaiguan Great Wall Introduction to Tian Tan Buddha (天坛大佛)

The giant bronze Tian Tan Buddha was built in 1993 and stands at a height of 34 meters and weighs 240 tons. If you so happened to reach Lantau Island via the Ngong Ping cable car then you will no doubt have seen the Tian Tan Buddha during the journey. Once you arrive at the Ngong Ping Cable Car Terminus you will find that you are not too far from the Tian Tan Buddha. 

To get to the Tian Tan Buddha you will firstly have to make your way through Ngong Ping Village then to Ngong Ping Piazza. Once you reach the Piazza you will follow a path to the entrance of the Tian Tan Buddha where you have the option to climb 268 steps to reach the top. Climbing the stairs is a great way to fit in some exercise during your tour but on hot humid days we suggest that you take a break in between and stay well hydrated. 

Once you reach the top you will find that there are 6 smaller bronze statues all bent down on one knee, they are known as “The Offering of the Six Devas”. Make the most of your time taking in the fantastic view of Lantau Island from the Buddha platform. Underneath the Tian Tan Buddha you will find that there are three floors which can be visited. Each floor has a hall respectively known as: “The Hall of Universe”, “The Hall of Benevolent Merit” and “The Hall of Remembrance”. 

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Travel Information

Admission for Tian Tan Buddha: free

Opening Hours: 10:00PM - 5:30AM

Recommended Duration for a Visit: 1 - 2 hours

Tel: +852 2985 5248


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1. The most convenient way to reach Tian Tan Buddha is by taking the Ngong Ping Cable Car. You also have the option of taking the MTR and changing to the Tung Chung Line and getting off at Tung Chung Station and take Exit B and take a short walk to the cable car counter.

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Travel Tips 

1. Ngong Ping Cable Car will be out of operation for maintenance from January to June in 2017.

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Tian Tan Buddha in Hong Kong

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