Po Lin Monastery is a Buddhist monastery sitting in the lap of Ngong Ping at Lantau Island. The highlight of the monastery is the 3 Buddha statues in its premise, representing the past, present and future lives. The famous Tian Tan Buddha statue is an extension of Po Lin Monastery.
The Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery, located in Sha Tin, is a 20th-century Buddhist temple housing around 13,000 Buddha statues. Though named as a monastery, there are no monks residing in the complex. The 400 steps to reach the monastery is lined with exquisite golden statues of Buddha, all in different poses.
Also known as the Castle Peak Monastery or Quingshan Chanyuan, the Tsing Shan Monastery is sited in Tuen Mun. Nestled amongst the three oldest monasteries in Hong Kong, this birth-site of Buddhism also makes a special appearance in the legendary Bruce Lee flick; Enter the Dragon. Founded by the Indian monk, Reverend Pui To, it is said that the Tsing Shan Monastery has been in the books of history since the 400s.
Situated in Lam Tei, the Miu Fat Buddhist Monastery is a vital centre for Buddhism via education, cultural activities, charity and festivals. Housing a decor style from the 1970s, this temple sites massive Buddha relics in gold. The Miu Fat Buddhist Monastery is sheltered by a roof which offers magnificent views of the Castle Peak and the Siu Hong-Sung Shui Kiu stretch. The pillars of this temple are characterised with coiled dragons and elephants.