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Fascinating View Of Hong Kong's Monasteries

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July 23, 2021

Places I Had Visited In Hong Kong (The Countrysides)

The first set of places were posted yesterday, and today I want to share the monasteries I had visited here in HK. The first on the list is the very famous tourist destination in Hong Kong and one of the most visited tourist destinations here.

Po Lin Monastery and The Big Buddha

That is Big Buddha behind me also known as Tian Tan Buddha. It's a large bronze statue with 112 ft in height and you need to take 268 steps to reach the buddha. It was a post-Valentine day in 2018 when we visited this place and there were so many visitors that even the pathways and platforms were full of photobombers, lol. This big buddha is also surrounded by other six small bronze statues which are said to be The Offering Of The Six Devas that are posed offering incense, flower, lamp, fruit, ointment, and music to the Buddha.

There were three floors beneath the statue and the most interesting floor was where the relic of Gautama Buddha was located and its cremated remains. But only those who purchased the offerings can enter the place to see the relic.

I also love the view on top of the platform where you can see the highest mountain of Lantau island, one of the highest mountains in HK.

You can also see the famous Po Lin Monastery from the top. Unfortunately, we were not able to visit the monastery during my first visit to this place because my friend Abby wants to go back home since it was past 5 in the afternoon already.

However, I had given a chance to visit the monastery when my boss brought me there. It was after we visited the Tai O village.

Po Lin Monastery

Visitors can only take photos at the outside part of the monastery and only VIPs can go inside this place. Fortunately, my boss' friend has an access to this place so we were able to go inside the monastery. Unfortunately, we were not allowed to take photos inside since the place was considered sacred. I've seen different buddhas and the training place for the monks. Outside the Buddha was a vegetarian restaurant where I tasted a traditional Chinese dessert made from cold tofu.

Currently, the Big Buddha is under renovation so visitors can only visit the monastery and village around it.


Western Monastery and Yuen Yuen Institute

Western Monastery

Western Monastery (photo above) is located in Tsuen Wan's Lo Wai village. Adjacent to it is the Yeun Yeun Institute(photo below). The monastery was said to be a replicate of a Chinese palace's grandeur with yellow tiled roofs and flying eaves.

Yeun Yeun Institute

While walking at this monastery, I felt the tranquility of the place and as if I was watching live Chinese and Korean TV series. The place is surrounded by mountains which took half an hour to reach this place. And if want you want to experience Chinese culture, the best place to visit is the monastery. This place is not only for worship but has become a place for social welfare activity and tourist destinations.


Chi Lin Nunnery and Nan Lian Garden

Feel like you are in Korea at Chi Lin Nunnery and Nan Lian Garden, isn't it? The place is located in Diamond Hill, Kowloon HK. At my back is what they called Hall of Heavenly King. I wanted to visit the inside part of the nunnery but we were not allowed to.

Hall of Heavenly King

You can also find this Pavilion of Absolute Perfection which is said to be a blessing to all visitors.

Pavilion of Absolute of Perfection

From Chinese style designs to western-like architecture and landscaping which can be found inside the garden. The photo below looks like in a countryside of a western country.

The place gives the visitors a perfect ambiance and tranquility while reflecting on the richness of Chinese classical culture.


Yuk Hui Temple

Yuk Hui Temple is a Taoist temple located on Cheung Chau island. We saw this temple when we were looking for the path going to the mountain trail. It is the main place where the villagers and fishermen worship for blessing and gratitude, and a safe return and abundant catch after their sail.


There were many more temples I have seen here in HK, but my most favorite one is the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery

Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery

It is located in Sha Tin HK at Pai Tau village. The monastery is consists of thousand of buddhas in different sizes, poses, and names.

You can see buddhas from the entrance to the top of the monastery which is consists of three floors. Most buddhas were originated from the Tang Dynasty.

On the second floor of the monastery is a nine-story pagoda that consists of different buddhas. And around it are different life-sized statues that represent the most important students of Buddha.

On the top floor is another hall with more huge Buddhas inside. And outside the hall are these lady buddhas which I don't know the names of, lol.

You can also read the rest of my story about this monastery in the article below.

Related Article: Where To Find 10,000 Buddhas In Hong Kong

These monasteries above have free entrances and everyone can visit at any time, of course, before the closing time. It's free to witness and feel the Chinese classical culture by visiting the different monasteries in HK.

There are more places to feature in my next article. From countrysides to monasteries, then next will be the mountains. So stay tuned! πŸ™‚

Thanks for your time.

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I love those architectures!!! Such a beautiful place and photos, ate <3

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2 months ago

Womderful, dear! Hoping it would not become part of China.

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User's avatar Jim
2 months ago

Parang ang ganda talaga dun sa 10 tbousand buddha 😍😍😍

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2 months ago

Sobra sis. Mapapabilang ka tlga 🀣

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2 months ago

HK really had rich culture and tradition. Also my bucket list to visit such traditional and historical place. But my number one is HK-Disney land πŸ˜‚

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2 months ago

Next month na yun itotour ko kyo dun πŸ™‚

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2 months ago

Hopefully you're enjoying it....i only read about buddha and temples in my history subject and it feels like your experience is pretty cool! Keep enjoying

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2 months ago

Really cool once you get

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2 months ago

Hope that i can visit Hong Kong too someday. At mapuntahan din po iyang mga lugar sa picture sobrang ganda po eh.

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2 months ago

Ipon ka mga 50K 🀣

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2 months ago

Hahahha opo pag may work na po ako mag iipon talaga ako para makapag travel sa ibat ibang lugar.

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2 months ago

Wahhh, inggit meee (2), gusto ko talaga matry yong Ten Thousand Buddhas, ang saya siguro pumunta jan araw araw, para sana mag exercise πŸ€”. Chorr ahaha, pero ang gaganda ng place 🀩

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2 months ago

Exercise tlga ang taas na akyatin yan 🀣 kya mganda pumunta sa winter pra hndi pagpawisan kili2 🀣

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2 months ago

jusme ang gagandaaa, jusko makalaglag panga dun sa andaming buddha

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2 months ago

Ten thousand eh πŸ˜…

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2 months ago

Sana soon makatravel ako sa anyan HAHAHAAH

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2 months ago

Isa talaga yung hongkong sa mga bansang gusto kong puntahan dito sa Asia. Hindi ako pwedeng mamatay nang di nakakapunta dito! πŸ˜‚

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2 months ago

Lol..ipon kna pra mkapunta dto

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2 months ago

Pretty woman, roaming around HK😘 Ganda dn pasyalan pla sa gilid-gilid. D pa ako nkapasyal sa mga yan, tamad kc mglakad lakad🀣

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2 months ago

Nagwork ka rn b dto dati?

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2 months ago

Nope sis. Pinapasyalan ko mga friends ko non dyan. Saka may times na sa Marco Polo kmi ngme-meet ng mga clients

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2 months ago

Nung Bata ako gusto ko talaga makapunta sa Hong Kong, kaso nung Bata pa ako ngayon Korea na gusto Kung puntahan haha

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2 months ago

Mapupuntahan mo rn yan

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2 months ago

Isa talaga Ito sa bucket list ko ,kaso ilang taon pa bago ako diyan maka punta ipon muna πŸ˜‚

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2 months ago

Ipon ka 1 BCH, kog umabot ng $20knang value, then makakpunta kna dto 😁

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2 months ago

Luhh mas bagay sayo medium length lang na hair kesa sa long hair ganda mo haha

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2 months ago

Mad bey ko long hair πŸ˜… prang d ako comfortable kpg short hair ko

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2 months ago

Huhu seeing this makes me really want to visit HK huhuhu.ang ganda talaga tas ang dami pang pwedeng puntahan. Amg swerte nyo poo ate ❀

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2 months ago

Nagwowork kc dto..malamang makakapasyal ako πŸ˜…

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2 months ago

Magkano Ms. Jane ang tourist visa sa Hongkong πŸ˜… masimulan ko na mag ipon after ko makapunta ng Nami Island sa Korea πŸ₯° Bukod sa Magandang Disney Land na mapupuntahan diyan sa Hongkong meron ding ganyang kadaming buddha 😊

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2 months ago

D ko alam.. Cguro 50k budget ped na πŸ˜…

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2 months ago

Buti na-mamaintain pa rin nila yung original structure at ganda nung mga monasteries dyan. Unlike dito sa Pinas medyo nahihirapan sa maintenance ng mga historical places

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2 months ago

Yup.. Kc important sa knla yan.. Masyado mapamahiin mga Chinese at yung temples tlga puntahan nla kpag magdadasal.

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2 months ago

Wow! It's perfect. It's beautiful. It's awesome. I like the view. I love everything... πŸ₯°β€οΈ

God bless you miss Jane..πŸ™β€οΈ

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2 months ago

Ang ganda ganda ganda gandaaa!

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2 months ago

Salamat

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2 months ago

Magpapapera talaga ako agad pagtapos ko mag-aral! Ang gandaaa, sarap don sa tanaw yung mountain, kitang kita talaga. Hindi ko kinaya yung ten thousand buddha. Parang gusto ko bilangin 🀣

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2 months ago

Mura lang naman pumunta dto.. Cguro 50k sapat na πŸ˜…

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2 months ago

so many buddhas! grabe... also, i just want to say na ang ganda mo.hehe

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2 months ago

Haha. Salamat

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2 months ago

It's the red top and the beauty for me. Keep enjoying your adventures.

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2 months ago

Thank you

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2 months ago

Gandang turista naman nito. Hahahaha! Ang dami nilang Buddha, grabe. 😻🀣

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2 months ago

Sobra.. Puntahan mo na πŸ˜…

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2 months ago

268 steps to reach the Buddha😳 This is surely good for an excursion and if I may ask Why isn't there a lifter or they intentionally did the steps? People would be so tired mehn like me πŸ˜…

You feature in almost all the pictures and you look so beautiful in them. Thanks for showing us all these.

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2 months ago

It was made during the old dynasty and it's really tiring.. But old Chinese are still going there πŸ˜…

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2 months ago

It's a great success to have been able to visit all these places. I am particularly fascinated by the architecture of these monasteries. The images you took are beautiful, great memories for you, I like the images of the male and female buddhas are spectacular. Thank you for sharing

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2 months ago

Thanks for stopping by as well . you liked the virtual tour 😁

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2 months ago

Grabe yung mga monasteryo jan sis. Daming buddha. Ang sarap naman gumala jan. lalo na kasi nasa bulubundukin. Monasteryo in the nature. Sana makavisit ko jan one day. :)

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2 months ago

Ipon ka madami BCH 😁

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2 months ago

Magkano po budget para makapunta Hong Kong Miss Jane? 😁 I wanna have these nice shots and beautiful view that you got there. Ganda!

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2 months ago

Mga 50-100K 🀣

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2 months ago

Talaga? Buti na lang nag travel blog ka about Hong Kong. 😁

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2 months ago

Hong Kong is really amazing tourist attraction ❀️ My cousin lived there. He use to tell us the places he visit. You are looking gorgeous in pictures by the way. πŸ‘Œ

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2 months ago

Honk honk? _πŸ˜…πŸ€£

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2 months ago

Hahahah... Sorry my mistake 🀣

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2 months ago

Beautiful places and monasteries, great pictures you have there.. Hope to visit those places too

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2 months ago

Every county have beautiful place but some country are most beautiful like Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand . And I have a dream to go these place and enjoy. Inshallah when I got job I will try to visit these countries You looks beautiful 🀩 in picture but I don't know in real you are beautiful or not πŸ˜‚

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2 months ago

Lol.. No im ugly in person 🀣🀣

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2 months ago

IAM just kidding I know you are the most beautiful girl πŸ˜‚

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2 months ago

Nah.. I'm really ugly. Lol

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2 months ago

i think you feel my word

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