Po Lin Monastery, Hong Kong

Po Lin Monastery – Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, Hong Kong  

After the visit to Tai O Fishing village, we boarded a bus to Po Lin Monastery. One of the highlights of Lantau Island is the stunning Po Lin Monastery, nestled between lush mountains, home to many devoted monks, and popular for its architectural beauty. 

A dedicated area outside the monastery to light incense sticks and offer prayers

The entrance to the courtyard looked magnificent, potted Poinsettia complimenting the red and copper hues of traditional Chinese architecture.

Look at those impressive designs above the door. I frankly don’t know what they are called but was impressed by such delicate work.

More pretty sights as we walked towards the Monastery.

Since photography was prohibited inside the main hall, here’s a picture I found on Google. 


The golden interiors and the intricate carvings on the ceiling left me in awe. It is one of the most beautiful architectural designs I have seen to date. The aroma of incense sticks filled my nostrils as I stepped into the temple, its walls drenched in holden hue.

The quietude of the place slowly takes you away from the hullabaloo of the outside world.   I sat there for long, admiring the decoration, soaking in the beauty of the place, for I do not know if I will return. The exterior walls of the temple too are decorated with huge engravings.   

Outside the monastery, you can see the towering structure of Big Buddha.  

This was an experience I would forever remember. Overwhelming beauty, both natural and man-made, I was fortunate enough to witness in one day.  

How to reach – Cable Car from Tung Chung Train station or Lantao Bus 23 from Tung Chung Town Centre

Other Attractions – Big Buddha Statue, Tai O Village Check out – Tips and Tricks to Plan Hong Kong Trip

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10 thoughts on “Po Lin Monastery, Hong Kong

  1. It's like a little peace of heaven. Incense area is so practical and lovely.

    Love the name of your blog. 🙂

  2. It's beautiful. When I was there in October, the exterior was getting renovated so I could not see those beautiful flowers and the placement but I still loved the place so much. It was gorgeous.

  3. And I thought it had something to do with Kung-Fu Panda 😛

    Such a beautiful place and the food looks so delicious!

  4. What a beautiful place and serene it looks. I am gaping in wonder and must be one of a kind experience:)

  5. What a great experience. I would love to try vegetarian Chinese….Did you ever get asked questions about the Buddha as an Indian? I had a few Chinese ask me questions and was embarrassed to say I didn't know a thing

  6. This is really beautiful… I kind of love monasteries…. They are peaceful and have these mesmerizing architecture

  7. I love the setting of this monastery – so peaceful and beautiful. As you said, taking time to soak up the tranquility and beauty is essential.

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