Hong Kong ( part 5)

We still had visits to do in Hong Kong. The Tian Tan Buddha  is located on Lantau Island. We got there by metro. We got up to the mountain via the Ngong Ping 360 sky rail. It was a very windy and  foggy day. The ride to get to the top takes about 30 minutes. Nice view around until we reached the fog.

The Big Buddha is the world’s largest Buddha, seated, outdoors, made of bronze.  The statue is 34 metres (112 ft) tall, weighs over 250 metric tons , and was constructed from 202 bronze pieces. In addition to the exterior components, there is a strong steel framework inside to support the heavy load.

Before going up the 260 steps to “nirvana” (close to the Big Buddha), we looked at the Po Lin monastery. Beautiful architecture and lots of incense burning.

 

I was very happy we made it to see the Big Buddha and  the village on top of that mountain. Ngong Ping, Chinese style, has many shops for the tourists!!!

I hope you enjoyed visiting Hong Kong with me as much as I liked to share it  with you. Thanks for reading and thanks for your comments. Other stories on my travels are posted every Friday.  Have a good week-end.

 

 

 

10 thoughts on “Hong Kong ( part 5)

  1. Atteindre le “nirvana” n’est pas chose facile, au propre comme au figuré ! La photo avec les trois bonzes concentrés sur leur iPad est excellente !

  2. Congrats on your great photos and travelogue, querida amiga.
    I’m home now and will hopefully talk to you soon. Hasta pronto.

  3. The big Buddha is absolutely amazing. I didn’t understand, from the photo you put on Flickr, how enormous it is. These shots, with the people and the smaller statues surrounding the Buddha, are amazing, because we can see the size of the statue. I especially like the one through the trees… how beautiful and awe inspiring that view is!
    Beautifully photographed, throughout. I loved seeing it all.

    • True, Seeing the photos on the blog gave a better idea of the Big Buddha. Happy to read that you enjoyed it . Thanks again for your comment dear Mary. Next Friday, the post is about Amsterdam, from my travels of fall 2017.

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