There’s still so much more to see and do, such as touring 10 Thousand Buddha Temple Hong Kong! While this place is a must visit, I feel like there are a few disclosures you should be aware of first, such as finding this temple on your own is a little difficult, especially when coming from the MTR.
At first, we ended up at the temple that’s right next to it, which was nice, just not the one we were looking for. It was cool enough, and had coy fish, so we snapped some shots.
However, let this be a lesson to you. If you’re at a temple that looks anything like the above, while it’s near the 10K Buddha temple, it’s not the one you’re looking for, so keep going – you’re almost there – unless of course you want to stop and see the coy fish.
Another thing you have to be wary of are the fake monks. It’s a serious problem, and there’s even a sign. However, once you hit the fake monks, at least you know that you’ve made it to the right place. But still, it’s such a shame, not to mention a total scam. These fake monks are men DRESSED as monks (but aren’t). They’ll grab you, perform “a Buddhist Ritual,” and then beg for money. I read warnings ahead of time (thankfully), but boy were they hard to get away from! Be firm and WALK AWAY.
Anyway, once you’re at the 10k buddha temple, another disclosure, it’s a hike to get to the top. I mean a serious freakin’ hike. I know we were thinking we’d see this temple, and then continue to the rest of the temples on our agenda (we had a lot on our list today). However, this place is not the quick visit we thought it would be!
It just keeps going and going.
I’m sad to say that I didn’t make it all the way to the top. I know, I’m pathetic. I was just so tired. I also had these horrible bites on my feet from earlier in our trip (from Phuket and the Phi Phi Islands to be exact), that were so uncomfortable! About halfway up I parked myself on a bench while Josh continued and videoed the rest of the way for me. Oh well, next time I’ll do it, I swear!
I won’t bore you with too many temples, but I HAVE to show off my favorite one, which is up next!