Tian Tan Buddha
Tian Tan Buddha/ The Big Buddha (天壇大佛) is a major landmark in Hong Kong. This majestic statue is the biggest sitting Buddha statue built outdoor. This 34-meter tall bronze Buddha statue sits atop the peak of Mount Muk Yue on Lantau Island, Hong Kong. Tian Tan Buddha was accomplished in 1989. Po Lin Monastery has taken 12 years to plan and build this Buddha statue. In 2000, Tian Tan Buddha was elected as the fourth of the 10 Engineering Wonders in Hong Kong. This majestic bronze Buddha draws pilgrims from all over Asia.
The eyes, lips, incline of the head and right hand, which is raised to deliver a blessing to all, combine to bring a humbling depth of character and dignity to the massive Buddha, which took 12 years to complete. Climb the 268 steps for a closer look at this remarkable statue, and to enjoy the sweeping mountain and sea views that can be seen from its base.
Opposite the statue, the Po Lin Monastery is one of Hong Kong’s most important Buddhist sanctums and has been dubbed ‘the Buddhist World in the South’. Home to many a devout monk, this monastery is rich with colorful manifestations of Buddhist iconography and its pleasant garden is alive with birdsong and flowery scents. You can also enjoy a meal at its popular vegetarian restaurant.
|Monday to Sunday (including public holidays)
10:00 to 17:30
|Address: Po Lin Monastery, Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, Hong Kong|
|Tel: +852 2985 5248|
|Take Lantau Bus No. 23 at the bus station outside Tung Chung MTR Station to Ngong Ping Bus Terminus|
|Take Ngong Ping Cable Car at the Cable Car Station outside Tung Chung MTR Station, then take an additional 10-minute walk to the Monastery|
|Take First Ferry from Central Pier to Mui Wo, and take Lantau Bus No.2 to Ngong Ping Bus Terminus|
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