Po Lin Monastery has taken 12 years to plan and build this bronze Buddha statue that symbolizes the stability of Hong Kong, ... More
Po Lin Monastery has taken 12 years to plan and build this bronze Buddha statue that symbolizes the stability of Hong Kong, prosperity of China and peace on earth. The Big Buddha statue is now a major landmark in Hong Kong. One of the main attractions of this Buddha is its 268 steps circling the platform where the Buddha sits. The statue is designed to mimic Sui and Tang Dynasty-era sculptures, when Buddhism was at its prime.
The day I went was at the end of a typhoon. It rained like mad and the trip up/thru the mountains was a little nerve-racking. I saw the whole Buddha for a brief instance then it was engolfed by clouds. I climbed the steps and it was so cool how the wind in the clouds wipped by as we stood and walked around the outside. This inside was cool.
At the bottom the monks had a meal that was included with the ticket. Great food, no meat of course, outstanding flavor...
Go see it, get the ticket that includes the meal...
pay that little extra, the fery was a good one except the ferry shop selling pot noodles were a little poor. Motion sickness......help. Strawberry milkshake as soon as i got off the ferry at McDonalds... super. Excellent bus ride. If you pay to go up to the buddah, people dont realise it but you actually pay for a free lunch too at the monks restaurant. while your there also try the soya stuff they sell on the stalls, they add a little rock sugar and honey on.... very nice.
Lord Goru of all the Guru is Buddha-and well-he and his message spread all over asia/south east asia and far east-in -those centuries-...un believable approach to life and divinity-though he hais from india but is even to day the guru pf gurus-like king of kings-and well he was price too.-before he became lord Buddha Guru dev
all-specially those who are coming from india MUST come to this place to pay respects and regards to all thhose monks and sadhus-lamas-who made Buddha's message so touching and popular-none can think even in to day's fast life with all modern facilities
Billions of salutes
dinesh k jani
Great experience. Take the MTR and Ngong Ping 360 skyrail instead of the ferry/bus. Great views of Tung Chung and airport. Don't waste time in the village. Go straight to the Buddha - you can stop in the village on the way back for a bite to eat or something. You MUST climb the steps. Views from back side of Buddha are beautiful!! Well worth the trip!
it definitly is worth the journey to the big Buddha .The new cable car ride is great.It gives u a birds eye view of the area . On bright day the new airport is great especially when u are aware that quite a bit of it is reclaimed land
If planning on buying a memento it would be advisable to buy if from the shop right on the foot steps of the Big Buddha .
among other places we visited in hongkong, i really,really liked this big buddha..it seems so peaceful there..very nice place especially if you go there by cable car(ngong ping 360)there are 268 steps up to the top but its worth the trip..i hope i can go back there in some other time..also many shops there for souvenirs..very clean..
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