Countdown: My Top 10 Buddhas…

Yesterday I headed over to the 10,000 Buddhas Monastery in Sha Tin in the New Territories. There truly is a weird and wonderful Buddha for every occasion. It was a tough call, but I’ve managed to narrow down my favourites down to a select few. So here are my best-loved Buddhas, from the celebrity dopplegangers to the relatable to the downright bizarre…

10. Vain Buddha


9. Manboob Buddha


8. Horror Film Buddha


7. Stretch Armstrong Buddha


6. Raving Buddha


5. Gandalf Buddha


4. Toupéed Buddha


3. Bart Simpson Buddha


2. Gollum Buddha


1. Photobomb Buddha


If you want to see these Buddhas in the flesh, plus 9,990 more, the 10,000 Buddhas Monastery is free and located close to Sha Tin MTR. Take Exit B and turn left, then follow signs for Sha Tin Government Offices (which is situated next to the big shopping mall with an IKEA in). When you reach the Government Offices, head up Sheung Wo Che Street (past the shopping centre car park) and the entrance is at the end. It’s a bit of a dodgy looking entrance with chain link fences and overgrown plants, but inside, hordes of baffling Buddhas await!

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