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Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery

  Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery

The Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery is located at the top of the mountain in Pai Tau Tsuen, Shatin. The Monastery of Ten Thousand Buddhas is one of the most dramatic sacred sites in Hong Kong. To reach the monastery you must first climb over 400 steps up the hillside, the path lined with life size statues of Buddhas of all shapes and sizes.

The monastery was founded from 1949 by the Reverend Yuet Kai and completed in 1957. The monastery is divided into upper and lower portions and occupied over eight hectares. It con sis ted of five temples, four pavilions, one pagoda and one veranda.

Main building of the monastery is the Ten Thousand Buddhas Temple in which over 12,800 pieces of exquisite Buddha statues each with different posture were placed on the walls.

Moreover, the immortal body of Reverend Yuet Kai is situated in the central portion and let the people worship. At the opposite side of the main temple is the 9-storey Pagoda, which was selected as the symbol of Hong Kong printed on the HK$100 note. Between the temple and pagoda is the Vitasoda - Kwun Yam Pavilion, and the 18 Arhans are situated at both sides of veranda. Besides, the Manjusri and Samantabhadra Pavilions can been seen near the veranda. All above facilities were built at the lower portion.

At the upper portion there are the Temple of The God of Heaven, the Candi Buddha Temple, the Kwun Yam Temple and the Temple of the Nei Tor (Amita) Buddha. Each temple all placed different statues of Buddha for people to worship.

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