There’s still so much more to see and do in Hong Kong! Another highlight is touring 10 Thousand Buddha Temple Hong Kong. While this is a must see, I feel like there are a few disclosures you should be aware of first.
Warning #1: 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 is nice, just not the one we were looking for. It was cool enough, and had coy fish, so we snapped some pictures since we were there.
So let this be your guide. 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. Keep going, you’re almost there! Unless of course you want to stop and see the coy fish too.
Warning #2: Fake Monks.
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 so knew what to expect, but boy are they hard to get away from. Be firm and JUST WALK AWAY.
Once you’ve passed those two small obstacles you’ve made it to the 10k buddha temple.
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 that were on our agenda (we had a lot on our list!). However, this place is not the quick visit we thought it would be.
It just keeps going and going.
I’m sad and totally disappointed in myself to say that I didn’t make it all the way to the top. I know, I’m pathetic. I never even got to see the temple itself. You may say any bad thing you want about me. I felt horrible that I couldn’t make it all the way up. I ended up getting these horrible bites on my feet from earlier in our trip (Phuket to be exact) that were so uncomfortable! Today was the first day it started to really bother me. It ended up getting to the point the day before we went home where I couldn’t fit my foot in a shoe because it was so swollen! It got so bad that I ended up having to go to urgent care right when we got home for a cortisone shot and medicine!
Anyway, more from Hong Kong coming up!