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Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze)

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A steep climb to reach, but efforts are rewarded with over 12,000 Buddhas both outside and inside the temple. There is no admission fee. A small restaurant at the top offers refreshments, but bring your own water for the trail.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Lots 358-359,IN D D 185, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
New Territories
+852 2691 1067
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Reviewed today

It's literally quite hidden as there are no sign boards from Shatin MRT. It's quite wonderful to climb more than 400 stairs up to the monastery surrounded by Buddhas in different poses

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Divjyot S
Reviewed yesterday

Lovely little find tucked away from the concrete jungle, am surprised how few people know about this place. There are a lot of stairs but it's not particularly challenging if you have an able body (nothing like victoria peak for example). Nice views from top...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank RichS_Brum
Reviewed 3 days ago

Don't even think about it unless you're in great shape. I'm 60+ and standing on the first (of 400) step, looking at the monastery a half mile away and 500 feet above me made me say f**k it.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank paulpoh
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

15 minute easy train ride from TST to Sha Tin. Fairly steep path up the hill lined with metre high gold Buddha statues all the way each in a different pose. Interesting temples at top, worth seeing. Walk approx 1km uphill need to be reasonably...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Peter0999
Reviewed 1 week ago

The steps can be tiring, but brave them for the peaceful silence at the shrine at the top. Best to visit in the evening as there were few visitors just before closing time.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank VVinod97
Reviewed 1 week ago

worth looking at when you are visiting the big buddha as its right there. pretty building. impressive koi carp in the ponds

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chs_wales
Reviewed 1 week ago

10000 Buddha Monastery is one of the most beautiful cultural site of Hong Kong. Experience begins just at the very beginning with a steep climb of 400 something steps alongside Buddha statues painted in gold color gazing at you with different poses. There are approximately...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SoniNavneetRai
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The path for the monastery is hidden behind a big mall but you can find it if you use navigation You need to climb a lot of stairs but this is the nice part of the visit since there are budas all along First you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank axygax
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To get to the Temple Complex- one must take the Metro first, and then climb and walk (about 1 kilometre)! While it can be "taxing"- the reward and memories make it "more than worthwhile" [please bring water with you]! The name of the complex is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mark D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Starts with a stairways with 100s of different status of previous life’s of Buddha It’s about 1km climb and not so difficult On top at the 1st stage you will a few large statues And further up few more It’s a calming place for ppl...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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21 July 2018|
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Response from backpacker31 | Reviewed this property |
The path is paved, however, it is quite steep in places. Also, if you’re going now, it will be extraordinarily hot and humid. Personally, there are a lot of more suitable places to take your 10 month-old in HK.
21 July 2018|
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Response from Sky_beyond | Reviewed this property |
They have the slope next to stairs but i would not recommend it... also its not same as Big Buddha, no cable car.
15 June 2018|
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Response from JKPImageFusion | Reviewed this property |
MTR then walk both are close to stations.