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2008.3.29 at 10:07:37

Going to the big Buddha statute

Things I like about this website:
The abundant information, to help plan my trip.
Things I think should be changed in this website:
Nothing, really!
Comments / Questions:
Firstly I'd like to thank you for this site. I used it aplenty to help me plan my trip to Hong Kong last year, and it was absolutely invaluable, thanks!

Secondly, I'm returning to Hong Kong again this year, with a couple more friends. One of them has also been before, but missed out on the Tian Tan Buddha, so I suggested we visit this year (I've already been, but wouldn't mind a return journey!)

I can't find anything on it on this site, apologies if there is and I've missed it, but would you have any personal experience on the ease and time consumption of going yourself, compared to taking a tour? Last year we went with a tour group, and though the guide and all was gread, we'd prefer the flexibility to go whenever we felt like it, this time around.

If you have any ideas on this, which method of transport do you reckon would be the fastest to get there, to enjoy more time?

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Thanks for your nice comments. It's always nice to hear from a happy "customer"!

It's on purpose that there's nothing about the big Buddha on our site. Since I am a believer of Jesus Christ and the true God Jehovah, I don't quite want to encourage people to go visit the statute. After all, who knows what kind of demons you might take home with you if you go and worship it. Nevertheless, since you asked, I will give you the information together with the warning.

Nowadays the easiest way to go is probably taking the MTR and then riding the cable car (Ngong Ping 360 skyrail). (The alternative is taking the ferry from Central to Mui Wo and then taking a bus.) I've never been but the cable car station is just next to the Tung Chung MTR station. And I understand that the big Buddha is near the cable car terminal at the other end. If you do decide to ride the cable car, at the MTR station that you board the MTR train (e.g. Central/Hong Kong station), check and see if it is in operation that day because high winds tend to cause suspension of service. And check ticket availability as well.

Have a good trip to HK with your friends!

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