Just back from Hong Kong again. The weather was cooling but it did rained a few days. Nevertheless I find Feb to Mar a great period to visit Hong Kong due to the fantastic dress sense of the girls in Hong Kong :)
On this trip, I finally visited the Man Fat Sze or Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (萬佛寺) in Shatin, Hong Kong. Always wanted to go (as usual) and always failing to make it due to the massive amount of things to eat and do in HK (as usual).
But this time, we did it. And it was certainly worth every single minute you spent there. I just wished I spent more time there even to see the buddhas and the writings.
So here’s the direction to the place. It was not as difficult as I thought initially. As I read in the internet, it sounded so difficult but actually it is very easy lah.
Here’s the way to do it and a map to help:
(1) Make your way to Shatin MTR. Usually that means a few changes of the train at Mong Kok and then at Kowloon Tang before making your way to Shatin MTR. It is a nice experience if you have not gone on the rail of Hong Kong (as compared to the subway of MTR).
(2) Exit at Exit B. Go left outside the exit and follow everyone down the pedestrian ramp. You will see several houses on the left (as you go down the ramp) and a mini bus terminal on the right.
(3) At the end of the ramp you will at the Pui Tau Street. It is a small street but just cross it. You will then be at the entrance of a mall. A nice beautiful mall. Currently it is known as Home Square. But do not go into this mall.
(4) Walk down the left of this mall. On the right hand side you will walk past a restaurant. You will then reach Sheung Wo Che Road.
(5) The Sha Tin Government Building are right in front of you. Turn right on the Sheung Wo Che Road, walking right in front of the Govt Building. At this time, you should see the ICAC office there.
(5) Keep walking down the front (IN FRONT) of the Sha Tin Govt Building. It is a short walk down the front of the building. You should see a signboard pointing to the entrance of the monastery.
(6) You might have some concerns about the “unique” entrance but dun worry. Just walk straight in. And you can soon catch a glimpse of the start of the walk up.
But soon you can catch the start of the walk up:
Just be careful of the fake monks that might be around (I did not encounter any). Dun give them any monies.
Will share pics of the actual walk up to the monastery in the next blog.
For those who who need GPS coordinates, these are the coordinates:
Link to the Google Map that shows 萬佛寺