Bird View of Tsz Shan Monastery | 慈山寺全景
Bird View of Tsz Shan Monastery

Located in Tai Po’s Tung Tsz hills near Tai Mei Tuk, the 500,000 square feet Tsz Shan Monastery represents an unadorned and elegant style resembling the monastic architecture of the Tang Dynasty. It provides the tourists with a tranquil and uncontaminated sanctuary for spiritual purification.

In Buddhism, Guan Yin or Avalokitesvara, is a symbol of boundless compassion and benevolence in benefiting mankind.

World's Tallest Bronze Statue Of Guanyin at Chi Shan Temple built by Li Ka-Shing 慈山寺觀音像
World’s Tallest Bronze Statue Of Guan Yin (Photo by Lee Yip)

Completed in 2013, the 76-meter tall statue at Tsz Shan Monastery is the world’s tallest Avalokitesvara (Guan Yin) bronze statue.

HK$1.7 billion was donated by Li Ka-Shing, the richest man in Hong Kong, chairman of the Cheung Kong Group and the Li Ka Shing Foundation, to benefit society through the propagation of the Dharma.

Main Hall at Tsz Shan Monastery | 慈山寺大雄寶殿
Main Hall at Tsz Shan Monastery

In terms of Feng Shui, the Guan Yin statue is standing at the foot of Shun Yeung Fung on Pak Sin Leng mountain range,  facing southwest towards the Plover Cove. “Fronting water and with hills on the back” is the best layout for choosing a construction location.

Guan Yin Statue at Tsz Shan Monastery | 慈山寺觀音像
Guan Yin Statue at Tsz Shan Monastery

On the other hand, the Tian Tan Buddha located at Ngong Ping highland in west Lantau Island is facing northeast towards mainland China. So, these two landmarks in Hong Kong are actually facing each other, wishing Hong Kong a peaceful and bright future.

To ensure the sacredness of the Monastery, visitors must make a reservation before visiting:
http://booking.tszshan.org/

How to Get There:

MTR Tai Po Market Station -> Bus 75K -> Get off at San Tau Kok Station -> Follow Tung Tsz Road and turn right into Universal Gate Road -> You will see Tsz Shan Monastery in front of you soon

Chinese Translation

Tung Tsz:洞梓
Guanyin:觀音
Chi Shan Temple: 慈山寺
Tai Mei Tuk: 大尾督
Feng Shui: 風水
Shun Yeung Fung:純陽峰
Pak Sin Leng:八仙嶺
Plover Cove:船灣
Ngong Ping:昂平
Tai Po Market:大埔墟
San Tau Kok:䃟頭角
Universal Gate Road:普門路

 

16 COMMENTS

  1. I just want to express that I have been watching closely on the booking website and I can never succeed. It is always tagged as “fully reserve”. Anyway I can get the entry pass, please?

    • Hi Wilson, the booking usually starts 30 days ahead. Say, if you want to enter Tsz Shan Monastery on Dec 20, it is suggested you get up early on the morning of Nov 20 to make the booking on the website.

  2. Hi, I would like to make the booking online, please let me know what is the website I can go through so I can make the online booking right on time. Regards.

  3. Hi there,

    The booking website says it’s for 參學, but does that also apply to those who just want to explore the area? Thanks.

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