Monday, 21 October 2013
Giant Sitting Buddha
My favorite journey in all Hong Kong has to be the one to Nong Ping and the Giant Sitting Buddha on Lantau Island. This trip can be made by bus or cable car (a must - at least one way). People come here to see the majestic figure of the seated Buddha (or Tian Tan), which is 26.4 metres high. This amazing site was cast in China and took 10 years to complete! Besides attracting Buddhists from all over Asia, the magnificent figure with its compelling presence almost instantly transformed the remote Po Lin Monastery with its devout monks into a must on tourist schedules. Yes, people flock here (especially at weekends), but the areas beauty and calmness will leave you feeling thoughtful and rejuvenated. It's a very special place.