HK Tourist Destination | The Big Buddha
This is Day 3 of our Hong Kong Trip, and we went to the Big Buddha at Ngong Ping Village. We are suppose to be exploring Macau, but due to lack of research, we missed that it's a holiday in Hong Kong and majority of the locals are heading to Macau for a short vacation. We arrived at the Port at around 10 in the morning, and a huge number of locals greeted us. We haven;t booked any tickets prior to arriving Hong Kong, when we checked we could no longer get a ticket enough for a day trip in Macau. So we decided to just skip it and visit the Big Buddha instead.
Tian Tan Buddha, also known as the Big Buddha, is a large bronze statue of Buddha Shakyamuni, completed in 1993, and located at Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, in Hong Kong.[Wikepdia]
How to get there? (From Mini-Hotel)
- Hop on a train at Causeway Bay Station and stop at the Central Station.
- Walk your way towards the Hong Kong station and ride the Yellow Line Train going to Tung Chung Station.
- At the Tung Chung Station walk towards the bus stations going to Ngong Ping or if you prefer to ride a cable car you can go to the cable car stations.
- Make sure to fall in line at the right bus line.
- The bus stops at the Ngong Ping Village where the Big Buddha is.
- Fare: 24.00 HKD During Holidays. You pay less during regular days in HK.
Ngong Ping Village is where the commercial and tourist services are located. It is where the bus stops. If you need to reload your Octopus Cards, just look for the 7-11 store to reload the card. If you are to ride the cable car going back to the hotel, you walk pass the village where the cable car stations are.
Walk few meters and you will see the beautiful Big Buddha. And yes, you need to walk up that long stairs for you to appreciate the beauty of the place more. But if you think you can't do it, do not for yourself.
You can choose to visit the monasteries at the village too if you think climbing up the buddha is too much for you.
A lot of Buddhist and tourist are coming here. Buddhist come here to pray while tourist climb up for an experience. What I really appreciate about Hong Kong people is that, they really do go out and explore their country most specially during Holidays.
The weather here is cold most specially in the afternoon. We even experienced fogging during our stay. It's really cold, so if you easily get cold like me, make sure you have your jackets/sweater with you to warm you up.
Be mindful of the schedules of the last bus from Ngong Ping and last train at Tung Chung station.
Entrance FEE: FREE
Bus fare: 24 HKD (during Holidays) one way
Thank you Tita Myrna for touring us around and for the free lunch, snacks and dinner. Can you tour me around again? hehehe.. Thank you ulit.