I have been to Hong Kong many times but had not visited this place before.
I have to warn you that this has got to be the toughest place
to visit in Hong Kong but well worth it.
Yes, with three kids and a stroller!
There are 413 concrete steps to climb and it is steep and long.
It took us about twenty-five minutes to reach the top
with frequent stops to take photos along the way.
The path going up is lined with many golden statues
and even more when you reach the top.
The main temple houses 13,000 more miniature Buddha statues
each with different poses and expressions.
Intricate ceiling patterns at the main temple.
Huge incense burner
The nine-storey pagoda
18 Arhat Gallery
Kwun Yam (Goddess of Mercy) Pavilion
Location: 221 Pai Tau Village, Sha Tin, New Territories
Opening times: Monastery 9am-5pm Daily,
Vegetarian Restaurant 10:30am-4pm, closed Thursdays
GETTING THERE –
Take MTR to Sha Tin Station and take Exit B. Take the ramp alongside the bus terminus, down to street level and past Pai Tau Village on the left. Continue walking forward a short distance to the junction with Pai Tau Street on the left (directly opposite is the Grand Central Plaza mall).
Follow Pai Tau Street and take the first street on the right to Sheung Wo Che Road. Walk all the way to the end and there will be a yellow direction sign for the monastery.
Note: Po Fook Hill Ancestral Halls (cemetery) is at the end of Pai Tau Street and are often mistaken for the Ten Thousand Buddhas Temple.