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Tsz Shan Monastery! as Buddhist Temple in Hong Kong must visit

Tsz Shan Monastery (慈山寺) is a large Buddhist temple located in Tung Tsz, Tai Po District, Hong Kong. During you stay in Hong Kong you can visit this place by make a reservation before visit. The reservation website is https://www.tszshan.org/home/new/en/visit.php. You can make individual or group visit. You can book from you hometown or Hong Kong but depend on available seat. Get to this monastery you must stop at Tai Po Market station then take bus, minibus or taxi to visit.

Tsz Shan Monastery has been open to the public since April, 2015. The style is inspired by the more solemn and elegant styles of the Tang, Northern Song, Liao and Jin dynasties which existed over a period of about 600 years beginning with the 7th century. They have many building to visit such as the Buddhist main Gate, the Maitreya hall, the grand Buddha Hall and the Universal Gate Hall.

As Guan Yin (Avalokiteśvara) which has a large and tall for the second place of Guan Yin statue of the world with a height of 76 meters.

In the place had spent money over 193 million US dollars in construction. The Tsz Shan Monastery is a magical place with a quiet place from avoid people in the big city.

Getting to this temple are no buses to reach on the temple. Therefore you have to take the train to Tai Po Station and connect the 75k bus to the San Tau Kok bus stop or take a taxi and walk along to the Tung Tsz road for about 20 minutes.

How to get there?

  • From Minibus
  • 20B — Operates every 10-20 minutes from MTR Tai Po Market Station to Tong Tsz. Alight at the intersection of Tong Tsz Road and Universal Gate Road. Walk uphill along Universal Gate Road for 10 minutes. Full fare $7.3.
  • NR532 — Operates every 15-30 minutes from MTR Tai Po Market Station to Tong Tsz Villa. Alight at Richmond Hill Garden. Walk uphill along Universal Gate Road for 13 minutes. Full fare $7.3.
  • 20C —- Operates every 5-20 minutes from MTR Tai Po Market Station to Tai Mei Tuk. Alight at San Tau Kok. Walk 10 minutes along Tong Tsz Road and turn right into Universal Gate Road for another 10 minutes’ walk. Full fare $7.7.
  • 20T — Operates every Monday to Friday (except public holidays) from roundabout of Tsz Shan Monastery to MTR Tai Po Market Station only. Departs at 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30 and 17:00. Full fare $7.3.
    From Bus
  • 75K —Operates every 10-20 minutes from MTR Tai Po Market Station to Tai Mei Tuk. Alight at San Tau Kok. Walk 10 minutes along Tong Tsz Road and turn right into Universal Gate Road for another 10 minutes’ walk. Full fare $5.8.
  • 275R — Operates every 10-20 minutes on Sundays and public holidays from MTR Tai Po Market Station to Bride’s Pool. Alight at San Tau Kok. Walk 10 minutes along Tong Tsz Road and turn right into Universal Gate Road for another 10 minutes’ walk. Full fare $10.5.
    Taxi
  • Take New Territories Taxi at MTR Tai Po Market Station or MTR Tai Wo Station. Cost around $70.

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