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.