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  • Address: Lantau Island, Hong Kong
The Big Buddha (Tian Tan Buddha), located on Lantau Island, has the very specific distinction of being the largest outdoor seated bronze Buddha on earth. Including its podium and lotus flower, the entire statue stands 112 feet (34 meters) tall. The stature was erected in 1993 and faces north toward Mainland China.

When you make the climb the 268 steps to the Big Buddha’s base, you’ll have panoramic views over the surrounding mountains and South China Sea. Just opposite the statue sits the Po Lin Monastery, one of the most important in Hong Kong. Come hungry and eat at the highly rated vegetarian restaurant run by the monastery.

Saturdays and Sundays are always busy at the Big Buddha, as this is when locals and many mainland tourists come. While you can ride a bus to the top of the mountain, the best and most scenic way to go is on the Ngong Ping Cable Car from the Tung Chung MTR station. If you plan to visit other Lantau sites, like Tai-O village, consider buying the Lantau air-land-sea pass to save money.

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Ngong Ping 360 Lantau Sky-Land-Sea Day Pass, Hong Kong, null
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Ngong Ping 360 Lantau Sky-Land-Sea Day Pass

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Experience all of Lantau with unlimited bus access, a round trip cable car ride and a boat excursion. Take a cable car over the island's lush mountains, and ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: Flexible

From USD $33.03
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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 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: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $134.09
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 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

This sightseeing tour coach picks up from Central and East area of Hong Kong Island, transfer to Lantau Island.  Then you will take a cable car tour to visit ...  Read more

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

From USD $134.09
Full Day Lantau Island Small Group Tour in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Full Day Lantau Island Small Group Tour in Hong Kong

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 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 $175.04
Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Day Trips
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Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong

4.5 star rating: Recommended 777 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 $137.06
Hong Kong Travel Pass Combo: MTR Pass, Ngong Ping Cable Car and Big Buddha Tour, Hong Kong, Day ... 
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Hong Kong Travel Pass Combo: MTR Pass, Ngong Ping Cable Car and Big Buddha Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 35 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: Varies

From USD $58.79
Skip the Line: Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Ticket, Hong Kong, Super Savers
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Skip the Line: Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Ticket

4 star rating: Recommended 15 Reviews

Soar up to incredible heights over Lantau Island with your choice of standard or glass-bottom crystal cabin aboard the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car. Skip the ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: Flexible

From USD $16.78
Viator Exclusive: Lantau Island Sunset Tour Plus Airport Express and MTR, Hong Kong, Attraction ... 
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Viator Exclusive: Lantau Island Sunset Tour Plus Airport Express and MTR

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Experience Hong Kong and neighboring Lantau Island with this one-day travel pass and tour combo — it's a Viator Exclusive package that can’t be booked anywhere ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $122.20
4-Hour Private Hong Kong Layover Tour, Hong Kong, Viator Exclusive Tours
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4-Hour Private Hong Kong Layover Tour

If you are traveling through Hong Kong International Airport, make the most of your layover by taking a private guided walking tour of Hong Kong. See some ...  Read more

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

From USD $81.00
Private Hong Kong Layover Hiking Tour to Lantau Island, Hong Kong, Custom Private Tours
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Private Hong Kong Layover Hiking Tour to Lantau Island

This layover tour begins at the Hong Kong airport which happens to be right next to great hiking trails. Enjoy the perfect full-day hike tailored to your ...  Read more

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

From USD $396.32

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