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Hong Kong Holidays/ Festivals 2018
2015 Calendar below for reference
The first day of January 1 Jan
Chinese New Year of the Goat 19 Feb
The second day of the Chinese Lunar New Year

Che Kung's Birthday

20 Feb
The third day of the Lunar New Year 21 Feb
Spring Lantern Festival / Yuen Siu 5 Mar
Chinese Groundhog Day 6 Mar
Ching Ming Festival 5 Apr
The day following Ching Ming Festival 6 Apr
Good Friday 3 Apr
The day following Good Friday 4 Apr
Easter Monday 6 Apr
Labour Day 1 May
Birthday of Tin Hau 11 May
Buddha’s Birthday and Cheung Chau Bun Festival

also Tam Kung's Birthday

25 May
Tuen Ng /  Dragon Boat Festival 20 Jun
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day 1 July
Kwan Tai / Kwan Gon's Birthday 8 Aug
Seventh Goddess' Day / Tsat-je 20 Aug
Chinese Ghosts Festival / Yue Lan 27 Aug
Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival / Moon Festival 27 Sep
Day after Mid-Autumn Festival

Monkey King Festival

28 Sep
Confucius' Birthday/Teacher's Day 9 Oct
Chinese National Day 1 Oct
Chung Yeung Festival  
Winter Solstice 22 Dec
Christmas Day 25 Dec
Boxing Day 26 Dec


Hong Kong Festivals 2016
Hong Kong Festivals 2017




Home > Sightseeing > Districts > Outlying Islands > Lantau > Big Buddha

Largest outdoor seated Buddha in Lantau, Hong KongBig Buddha in Po Lin Monastery (Lantau)



Hong Kong Lantau Island "Big Buddha"

Start in Hong Kong by going to the Outlying Ferry Piers in the morning, catch a ferry from Pier #6 to Lantau (look for 'Mui Woo').  Then a bus from the pier at that side all the way up to the Po Lin Monastery.  It takes about half an hour. The views are great and of course this is the home of the world's largest seated outdoor Buddha statue. There are a LOT of steps to go up to reach the statue itself.  You don't need to buy a ticket to go up unless you want to have a vegetarian meal in the monastery. 

Other statues around the Big Buddha statueOnce you finally get there -- with aching legs probably -- in the low building underneath the statue there are some nice large frescos (or mosaics actually I think) showing the famous events in the Lord Buddha's life -- quite nice.

Walk down the steps (aching legs again) and then either eat there (a few small restaurants are near the monastery or you could have stayed up the top and eaten a simple vegetarian meal actually in the monastery itself).  Or take the bus down to Tai O.

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