Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery – Hong Kong

Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery

The Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery is an interesting tourist attraction. It is a Buddhist temple, but not an actual monastery as there no monks living there.

There appears to be some confusion in getting to the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery, but is actually quite easy.

Sha Tin Station

Take the MTR to the Sha Tin station. Take Exit “B”, where the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery is noted at the bottom of the directory.

After leaving the station, turn left and walk down the curved walkway. Continue along the sidewalk as it will curve to the left. Once you reach the corner, you will see a mall that has an Ikea in it.

Turn Right Here

Cross the street towards Ikea and turn left. Once you reach the next street, you will see the Sha Tin Government Offices building. Cross the street towards the building, then turn right.

This Way

The sidewalk will come to an end in some bushes.

Final Landmark

Across the street you will see the parking entrance to the Grand Central Plaza. Continue into the dirt path where the sidewalk ends.

Fake Monks

At the fork in the trail, take the right fork where you will sign a paper sign stating, “Beware of Fake Monks”.

Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery

You will then see a “Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery” banner.

The temple is up a long, steep walkway which is lined with buddhas along both sides. I’m not sure there are actually 10.000 buddhas, but the variety and expressions of some of the buddhas are quite interesting.

This is definitely an interesting side trip when in Hong Kong.

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