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Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery Tours

If you ask around Hong Kong about the best attractions, chances are you’ll hear mention of the Big Buddha (Tian Tan Buddha) on Lantau Island. What you probably won’t hear mentioned is Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery, yet this once remote monastery is one of the city’s most important Buddhist sites.

The monastery was established in 1906, long before the Big Buddha was erected, by three monks traveling from China. The three men discovered a flat stretch of land amid the verdant mountains and though it would be a perfect place for meditative religious practice. The monastery didn’t gain a spot on the global tourist map until 1993 when the Buddha statue was completed, and today it welcomes thousands of tourists who ride the cable car to see the statue and gaze out over the South China Sea.

The monastery itself is easy to overlook but is well worth a visit, particularly for the excellent vegetarian restaurant run by the monks. Dishes vary season to season and are made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients thought to help cleanse the body and spirit.

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Full Day Lantau Island Small Group Tour in Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, null
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Full Day Lantau Island Small Group Tour in Hong Kong

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Take a small group walking tour of Lantau and visit the awe inspiring Big Buddha and the wonderfully quaint stilt village of Tai O. Includes a ride on the ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $173.28
Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Cable Car Group Tour with Hotel Pickup in Hong Kong Island, Hong ... 
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Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Cable Car Group Tour with Hotel Pickup in Hong Kong Island

4.5 star rating: Recommended 17 Reviews

This sightseeing tour includes pickup from select hotels in the Central and East areas of Hong Kong Island and transfer to Lantau Island. Take a cable car tour ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong Region, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $134.31
Coach Day Tour - Lantau Island Visiting and Giant Buddha Cable Car Tour Plus Tai O Boat Ride, Hong ... 
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Coach Day Tour - Lantau Island Visiting and Giant Buddha Cable Car Tour Plus Tai O Boat Ride

4.5 star rating: Recommended 32 Reviews

Ride the Ngong Ping Cable Car round-trip to see the Tian Tan Buddha statue (Big Buddha) at Po Lin Monastery. Then take a boat ride to explore Tai O, a quaint ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong Region, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $134.31
Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, Day Trips
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Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong

4.5 star rating: Recommended 982 Reviews

Embark on a tour of Lantau Island in Hong Kong and visit the Giant Buddha Exhibition Hall at Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery. On this Big Buddha tour with a ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $135.68
Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Ticket on Lantau Island, Hong Kong SAR, Day Trips
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Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Ticket on Lantau Island

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Soar over Lantau Island on the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car. Spend as long as you’d like exploring attractions at the top. Head to Ngong Ping Village, visit Po Lin ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 2 to 3 hrs

From USD $18.96
Hong Kong Travel Pass Combo: MTR Pass, Ngong Ping Cable Car and Big Buddha Tour, Hong Kong SAR, ... 
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Hong Kong Travel Pass Combo: MTR Pass, Ngong Ping Cable Car and Big Buddha Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 50 Reviews

Enjoy a fun-filled day of Hong Kong sightseeing with this one-day travel pass and tour combo that allows you to explore the city with ease. You’ll get one day ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $64.73
Full-Day Private Tour of Lantau Island including Big Buddha and Tai O, Hong Kong SAR, Super Savers
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Full-Day Private Tour of Lantau Island including Big Buddha and Tai O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Lantau Island is often referred to as the ‘Lungs of Hong Kong’ because it is so green and underdeveloped.  Take a full day private walking tour ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $83.96
Ultimate 5 Night Hong Kong including Shenzhen and Macau, Hong Kong SAR, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Ultimate 5 Night Hong Kong including Shenzhen and Macau

This exciting multi-day tour of Hong Kong with four star hotel accommodation will let you experience the sights and sounds of the Orient with day tours of Hong ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 6 days (approx.)

From USD $1,445.00
Private 5-Hour Driving Tour of Lantau from Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, Multi-day Tours
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Private 5-Hour Driving Tour of Lantau from Hong Kong

Enjoy exploring Lantau island on this private 5-hour customized tour that introduces you to the nature and tranquility just outside of Hong Kong. With ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $126.67
E-Ticket Combo: Airport Express plus Ngong Ping Cable Car, Hong Kong SAR, Custom Private Tours
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E-Ticket Combo: Airport Express plus Ngong Ping Cable Car

Take a 5.7km cable car journey for spectacular 360 degree panoramic views of South China Sea, Hong Kong International Airport and North Lantau Country Park.  ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $21.97

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