How to Get to the Graveyard of the Gods in Wah Fu

Contents

Essential Information About the Graveyard of the Gods

Address: Wah Fu (I) Estate Block 7 Wah Mei House, Waterfall Bay Road

Chinese Address: 華富(一)邨第7座華美樓, 瀑布灣道 (You can show this to a taxi driver to get to Wah Fu Estate, Wa Mei House. This apartment complex is right beside the entrance to Waterfall Bay Park, where you can find the Graveyard of the Gods.)

Graveyard of the Gods Google Maps Location

Opening Hours: I don't think there are any opening hours. Visit anytime as long as you keep safety in mind.

About the Graveyard of the Gods

Waterfall Bay Park in Hong Kong is home to a rather extraordinary sight - a small hillside right beside the ocean that's covered in thousands of vibrant statues of gods. The majority of the statues are depictions of Buddhas from various religions, predominantly Buddhism and Taoism. These statues were not originally intended for this location but were actually abandoned or donated by people who could no longer keep them, as discarding religious icons is considered bad luck in Hong Kong's culture.
For over three decades, an 88-year-old man named Wong Wing-pong has been the guardian and caretaker of this divine hillside. Twice a day, he visits the site to clean, maintain and pray to the statues, which now number between 2,000 to 3,000. Wong, a devout Buddhist, feels honored to care for the gods and believes they bless him with their presence.
While the hillside is a testament to Hong Kong's rich cultural heritage, it also carries an air of mystery. Some locals believe the site has good feng shui energy, attracting the gods and bringing blessings to those who visit and worship. Others find the sheer number of statues and the sound of Buddhist chants playing from a nearby radio quite eerie, adding to the site's mystique. Despite its significance, the divine hillside remains relatively unknown, even to the local government, making it an off-the-beaten-path attraction for those seeking a unique cultural experience.

Google Route Map and GPX File

Graveyard of the Gods GPX

Transport Options

You can take the MTR to any of the below stations and get one of the below buses to Wah Fu. Not all of the buses stop at the same point, so it's best to check which stop is closest to the Graveyard of the Gods, which can be found here. Be sure to check the bus timings to make sure they're running on the day you plan to go.

From Kowloon

Bus 970 (goes past Cheung Sha Wan, Sham Shui Po, Prince Edward, Mong Kok, Yau Ma Tei, Jordan and Austin)

From HK Island

Bus 4 (goes past Central, Sheung Wan and Pok Fu Lam)

Bus 30X (Admiralty, Central, Pok Fu Lam)

Bus 42 (goes past North Point, Fortress Hill, Tin Hau, Causeway Bay, Ocean Park, Wong Chuk Hang, Aberdeen)

Bus 48 (goes past Wong Chuk Hang, Aberdeen)

From the New Territories

Bus 170(goes past Shatin, Tai Wai, Kowloon Tong, Ho Man Tin, Hung Hom, Causeway Bay, Ocean Park, Wong Chuk Hang, Aberdeen)

How to Walk to the Graveyard of the Gods from the Bus Stop

The above instructions are specifically for the route I took after getting off the 170 bus. Many of the other buses will stop somewhere along Waterfall Bay Road, so you can follow pretty much the same directions. If in doubt, check the google map above.

It takes about 10 minutes to walk to the Graveyard of the Gods from where I got off the bus. Allot yourself additional time to check out the view and to gather your bearings.

The Graveyard of the Gods

From the moment I laid eyes on the sea of statues, I was totally smitten. It's mind-blowing that the Graveyard of the Gods exists right in the midst of residential buildings and everyday Hong Kong life!

I couldn't help but wonder which statue arrived first, as they huddled together in intriguing clusters. I have to admit, if I stumbled upon them unexpectedly, especially at night, I might have jumped a little. Maybe I've watched a few too many horror films for my own good!

Wild imagination aside, this place is an oasis of serenity and beauty. It's a true gem that stands against the relentless march of soulless glass skyscrapers and massive shopping centers, constantly pushing consumerism in an already expensive city.

The hillside is believed to be located in a spot of favorable Fengshui, facing the mountains and the ocean. So, if you're curious, come and explore this eclectic collection of statues, and replenish your spirit with positive energy.

If Mr. Wong, the caretaker of the statues, is to be believed, this place is actually blessed. So perhaps this isn't a graveyard for forgotten gods, but rather a new beginning for these wonderful statues that would otherwise have been discarded and lost to time.

Getting Back

Retrace your steps back to any bus stop in Wah Fu and grab a bus back!