Monday, June 12, 2017

2017 June: Hong Kong: Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)

If you can skip month of June in Hong Kong, as most of the attractions are under maintenance, do so.
During our visit, Ngong Ping 360 cable car was under maintenance. You can take New Lantao Bus No. 23 from temporary bus station in City Gate Outlets.  What's the positive side of it?  Taking bus will only cost you 17.20HKD/weekday or 27HKD/weekend per way compared to 185 HKD/standard (1110 PHP) to 240 HKD/roundtrip (1440 PHP, 2017). (Pricing and Packages in Ngong Ping)

For those who are climbing the stairs for the Big Buddha, be there after 10am.  There is no fee for going up.  You can opt to pay for the museum and lunch visit up above (not recommended). 

You can also extend your walk and visit Wisdom Path as featured in Running Man.  See photos from 2007 visit.

Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha) 天坛大佛
Address: Ngong Ping Rd, Lantau Island, Hong Kong (closest subway is on Tung Chung station)
Hours: Open today · 10AM–5:30PM

Summary of 6D5N Macau - Hong Kong 2017 Trip:

Places to see
Food and Restaurants
Where to Sleep
Day 1
St. Paul Ruins, Macau Museum,
Fort, Senado Square
Taipa: City of Dreams Venetian, Parisian 

 Wynn, Grand Lisboa
Street Food
Foodcourt at Venetian
Day 2
transfer to Hong Kong
Sneakers Street
Ladies Market, Mongkok
Tim Ho Wan
Fung Choi Restaurant
Towns Well Macau
Day 3
Esprit Outlet
Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Two IFC
Avenue of Stars Light Show
Cafe De Coral
Day 4
West Hotel Hong Kong
Day 5
West Hotel Hong Kong