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.
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.
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.
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:
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
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
Tai Po Market：大埔墟
San Tau Kok：䃟頭角
Universal Gate Road：普門路
Hi, just wanted to ask how to get there as I cannot find any directions anywhere on Google!
I have updated the article with transportation information to Tsz Shan Monastery. Hopefully, it can help 🙂
Thanks so much! My friends and I went there but the monastery was closed due to some construction work, maybe next time!
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.
Hi. Are there any hiking routes from Tai Po to the monastery?
Hi Indra, no. It’s recommended to take a bus from Tai Po the the monastery.
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How do we get there? We are visiting Hong Kong this december?
Hi Melissa, the way to get to Tsz Shan Monastery is already listed in the post.
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.
Hi Donald, the booking website for Tsz Shan Monastery is already in the article 🙂
The booking website says it’s for 參學, but does that also apply to those who just want to explore the area? Thanks.
Hi Queenie, yes, it is also for visitors who just want to tour around the Monastery.
May I know which exit from Tai po Mtr to get the bus to go there?
Hi Ida, I do not remember the exit, but you can find the exit that lead to bus stations. The signposts are very clear and you won’t miss it.
Is it possible to book for one person only and tour the monastery all by myself?
Yes, I think so.
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I Have booking for july 6,2017…do i need to pay for entrance fee once we get there?how much?
Hi, it’s free to get into Tsz Shan Monastery.
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