Seated on a lotus throne, one open palm in his lap and one arm raised, Tian Tan Buddha ("Big Buddha") appears gracious, peaceful, and wise. The 110-foot bronze statue, completed in 1993, is a symbol of harmony between people, nature, and religion.

Visitors who climb the 268 steps that lead up to the monument can meditate beside Big Buddha, who gazes north, unlike all other south-facing Buddha statues. Beneath the altar are three floors open to tourists: The Hall of Universe, The Hall of Benevolent Merit, and The Hall of Remembrance.

 
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Address:
Ngong Ping Plateau

Hong Kong
Price: Free admission


Visitor Information


Telephone Number: 852 2805 1234
Transportation: Bus No. 2 from Mui Wo (Silvermine Bay) Pier or Bus No. 23 bus from Tung Chung
Neighborhood: Outlying Islands
Price Information: Free admission
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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