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  • I felt overwhelmed in the presence of the inspiring and imposing bronze figure, which was seated on a lotus throne, with the raised right hand as if to impart kindness and blessings

    • by Judith JKay
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      We took the Star Ferry to Lantau island from Kowloon, which landed at the Mui Wo terminal. Then it was another 45 minute bus-ride past the scenic countryside. We first arrived at Nyong Ping 360, a cultural village and shopping haven for souvenir-hunters and those interested in Buddhist arts and relics.

      However I found this too commercialized. From here, I could see the majestic Tan Tan Buddha.

      It was a five minute walk


      to the gates, and a climb of 200+ steps to see the Buddha, reputed to be the world’s largest outdoor Buddha. I felt overwhelmed in the presence of the inspiring and imposing bronze figure, which was seated on a lotus throne, with the raised right hand as if to impart kindness and blessings.

      We walked around, enjoying the beautiful statues surrounding the Buddha and the spectacular view. There was an atmosphere of reverential ...


      • quiet and serenity; the mild weather and light breeze rendered it relaxing and tranquil.

        We had to make a move as the place closes early. We walked to the nearby Po Lin Monastery, where there were more bronze statues of Buddha, Buddhist scriptures and colorful interiors with dragons and other figures.

        It was late, so we decided to ride the MTR instead. Moreover it was raining, and riding a ferry on choppy seas

        made me sick.

        We took a bus to the Tung Chung terminal and the journey back to our hotel was only 30 minutes. We could have spent more time on Lantau Island if we had been early; we only reached the island at 4 pm, which gave us less than 2 hours to visit the 3 places.

        These are very awesome places to visit not to be missed for anyone touring Hong Kong.




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