Monday, 21 October 2013
In 1951, Buddhist preacher Yuet Kai founded the 'Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery'. Despite his old age, Yuet Kai (along with various disciples) carried the building materials personally from the foot of the mountain to build this holy place in the hills of Shat Tin, Hong Kong. It took 8 years to complete the monastery and a further 10 to finish the 12,000 Buddha statues found here! A small selection are photographed. This picture shows the start of the path that leads to the temple door. It's easy to lose count of the golden Buddha's you encounter along the way.