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Opposite the Big Buddha statue, Po Lin Monastery is one of Hong Kong’s most important Buddhist sanctums and has been dubbed ‘the Buddhist World in the South’. Home to many a devout monk, this monastery is rich with colourful manifestations of Buddhist iconography and its pleasant garden is alive with birdsong and flowery scents. You can also enjoy a meal at its popular vegetarian restaurant.
*** The staircase leading to the Big Buddha is temporarily closed for improvement. Meanwhile, renovation and maintenance works of the Big Buddha Statue have been completed and all religious ceremonies and events will continue as usual, please check the official website before you visit. ***