Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas
Tai Po Road – Sha Tin, Hong Kong
Phone : +852 2691 1067
Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery is a Buddhist temple in Sha tin, Hong Kong. It is located at 220 Pai Tau Village, Sha Tin. It is not an actual monastery as there are no resident monks and is managed by laypersons.
The monastery, which occupies over 8 hectares, is made up of two groups of architectural structures at lower and higher levels respectively. There is a pagoda, a hall, two pavilions and a tower in the architectural structure at the lower level. There are four halls in another structure at the higher level
The five halls in the monastery are used to house the statues of Buddhas.
The main journey up to the Ten Thousand Buddhas monastery is an attraction itself, as the path is lined on both sides with golden Buddhas, each unique and in different poses.
Source : Wikipedia
The monastery is built over two levels on a bamboo forest hillside overlooking Sha Tin and occupies an area of over eight hectares. It has five temples, four pavilions, one verandah and a pagoda and is reached by a steep concrete path with 431 steps.
Opening hours : 09.00AM to 05.00PM
Entry : Free
Getting there :Take MTR East Rail line to Sha Tin station and take Exit B. Travelling time from TST is approximately 20 minutes. When you exit through Exit B turn left and walk down the slope passing some of the old traditional house on your left hand side towards the Home Centre (Ikea is located in this mall). Cross the street and left into Pau Tai Street. Walk towards the Sha Tin governmental building and turn right into Sheung Wo Che Street. Walk towards the end of this street. On the right side is a big parking garage for the Home Centre Shopping mall. The entrance for the 10000 Buddhas temples is on the left hand side and will lead you through some bamboo groves. You should be able to see already some big signs leading you the right way.
There is a cemetery close by and a lot of people are confused and take this one as 10000 Buddhas temples and are disappointed. Be sure to turn right into the Sheung Wo Che street ( where the government building and post office are ).