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Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery

Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery © John Seb Barber
Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery © John Seb Barber

One of the most dramatic sacred sites in Hong Kong, the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery is perched at the top of a hill in the town of Sha Tin. Visitors must climb more than 400 stairs to reach the temple and the famous nine-storey pagoda. The monastery actually contains nearly 13,000 Buddha statues within its walls alone, and many more stand along the pathways and stairs. The statues come in a great variety of shapes and sizes, and the temple complex is breathtakingly colourful with beautiful views. Unlike many famous temples in Hong Kong, the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery has retained its tranquil atmosphere and spiritual atmosphere.

Address: 220 Pai Tau Village, Sha Tin

Transport: Take the East Rail line to Sha Tin.

Admission: Free