The Big Buddha is currently undergoing renovations and areas in the vicinity of the Big Buddha statue will be closed during the maintenance period. Please check the official website of Po Lin Monastery for the latest arrangement.
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Ling Yan Abbey
Construction of Ling Yan Abbey began in 1928. Located in Keung Shan Village, Tai O, the abbey was built in a four-column style and surrounded by mountains on three sides, in the lush vegetation of bamboo and flowers. The sound of water flowing from nearby river streams, the wooden drums and clappers that accompany Buddhist chants, the stone walls and wooden doors, as well as the red walls and green tiles in the main hall of the abbey highlight the peacefulness of the Abbey, making it the best place to cleanse and purify one’s mind.
The Abbey features a Protector Hall, a Guanyin Hall and Main Hall. Off the middle hall are two scenic pavilions. The quiet and secluded environment makes the Abbey quite different from other temples that are usually crowded with non-stop burning of incenses.
The Abbey is famous for its vegetarian meals which are well-worth trying.
Keung Shan Village, Tai O, Lantau
(852) 2985 5723
How to get there
Take New Lantao Bus no. 11 from downtown Tung Chung and alight at the Ling Yan Abbey station. The Abbey is about 10 minutes away on foot.