Craving some culture? Pack up the kiddies and head to one of Hong Kong’s top Buddhist temples located in Sha Tin. With five temples, four pavilions, one verandah and a pagoda – this day tripper is worth it!
How to get to the Ten Thousand Buddhas? The easiest way to access the 10,000 Buddhas Monastery is to head to Home Squared in Shatin. Your adventure begins with a walk (or crawl) up 430 steps to the monastery. Don’t fret, you will have life-size golden buddhas on every step smiling, laughing, and cheering you on.
Once you reach the top, take a deep breathe and enjoy the views! The temple on the right is absolutely marvelous – packed with tiny handmade statuettes (13,000 to be exact). Walk around the courtyard and snap photos in front of the 9-story pagoda (fun fact – the pagoda is also on HK$100 banknotes). Take another 69 steps toward the upper terrace and enjoy the Temple of the God of Heaven, the Candi Buddha Temple, Kwun Yam Temple and the Temple of the Nei Tor (Amita) Buddha.
Need a break? There is a vegetarian restaurant for treats, lunch, and tea. Make a weekend out of it and book a staycation at Hyatt Regency, Hong Kong!
What's not to love about 10,000 Buddhas? A day trip to cultureville free of charge.
Everyone! There is so much stimulation here - not a soul will be bored.
As Buddha says, "Life is Suffering". You might agree with this if you are pushing a stroller or carrying a toddler up to the monastery. The stairs leading up can be tough on little feet, so be prepared. It is stroller friendly, but steep (so put on those walking shoes) and prepare to sweat. Pack plenty of water and bug spray!
Open everyday from 10am - 5pm
Free (donations welcome). Take the KCR Train from Tsim Sha Tsui Station to Sha Tin Station Exit B. Walk down the ramp and turn onto Pai Tau Street - follow the signs from here! It's located behind Home Squared (which offers parking for those driving).
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