Thai AirAsia and HK Express operate daily flights from Chiang Mai to Hong Kong in China.
Flight Schedule from Chiang Mai to Hong Kong
- Click on the Chiang Mai – Hong Kong link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
Chiang Mai Airport
Flights to Hong Kong depart from Chiang Mai International Airport, 60 Mahidol Rd, Su Thep, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200.
Hong Kong Airport
Flights from Chiang Mai arrive at Hong Kong International Airport, 1 Sky Plaza Rd, Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong.
About Tian Tan Buddha Statue
Tian Tan Buddha is a 34 metre high statue of the Lord Buddha located on Lantau Island in Hong Kong. To reach the base of the statue visitors need to climb 268 steps. The statue is open to visitors every day from 10:00 to 18:00 and admission in free, although to see the exhibitions and a fee of $78 Hong Kong Dollars is payable, and a vegetarian meal at Po Lin Monastery is included in the price.
The Tian Tan Buddha was completed in 1993. The statue was built out of 202 pieces and weighs over 250 metric tons. The statue depicts the Lord Buddha seated upon a lotus flower with one hand raised. The Buddha statue is surrounded by 6 smaller statues of Devas (mythical benevolent female spirits) making offerings to the Lord Buddha. The 6 statues symbolise the six virtues attainment of which are believed by some Buddhists to be a prerequisite for person to reach a state of Enlightenment.
There are three floors built into the base of the statue, which you need to pay the $78 Hong Kong Dollar entrance fee to visit. The cremated remains of the Lord Buddha are, it is claimed, held within the base of the statue although other temples across Asia make similar claims casting doubt on the authenticity of this particular relic.