Popular amongst locals, this site is nestled in the hills slightly north of Shatin. Passing the Po Fook Ancestral Hall and up some 250 statue-lined steps delivers one to the main terrace where the sanctum, 9-storey pagoda and a colourful array of Buddhist deities welcome. The monastery was founded in 1949 and completed in 1957 by Yuet Kai, a devout Buddhist layman. Needless to say, gracing the walls of the main hall, 12800 Buddha statuettes provide the establishment with its name and reputation. It’s a delightfully brash and eccentric place to explore, the requisite aura of tranquillity and spiritualism provided by its pleasant, hillside location.