Temple of the 10,000 Buddhas / Sha Tin Temple – Hong Kong – Photo

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10,000 Buddhas

Photographically the temple of the 10,000 Buddhas or the Sha Tin temple was probably the most memorable place that I saw when we were in Hong Kong. The temple is in the New Territories near the Sha Tin train stop. It is quite a hike up to the temple. The main temple area is actually a bit less interesting than the many different, very different, statues of Buddha on the path up to the monastery. It primarily has these many small Buddhas that are in the background of this picture.

The founder of the Monastery is entombed in the main temple. Note the glass case with the figure in red just to the left of the two large gold Buddhas.

10,000 Buddhas

You also can have your remains enshrined in one of the nearby temples. You would be cremated, preferably after your death, and your ashes would be housed in one of these many niches… for a fee of course.

To hear more about my Hong Kong trip check out Travel to Hong Kong – Amateur Traveler
Episode 233

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by Chris Christensen

Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast, and a co-host for This Week in Travel podcast.

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