"Big Buddha!" Lantau Island Tip by clairegeordio
Lantau Island, Hong Kong: 231 reviews and 596 photos
This bronze statue, overlooking the Po Lin monastery on Lantau island, is one of the world?s largest Buddha statues, being 34 metres high. It was built in 1993 and is now one of Hong Kong?s symbols. You have to climb 268 steps to see the Buddha close up. The Buddha sits on a throne of lotus leaves, which is the Buddhist symbol of purity. The Buddha is surrounded by statues of Buddhist saints. The views from the Big Buddha platform are beautiful.
Entry costs HK$23, which includes access to exhibitions beneath the Buddha and a vegetarian meal.
Please look at the rest of the photos for views taken from Big Buddha.
Directions: We used the Ngong Ping skyrail, which you catch from the Tung Chung MTR. It was a fantastic 25 minute cable car ride. You can also get there by taking a ferry from pier no 6 in Central to Mui Wo (Silvermine Bay) and then on to Ngong Ping via bus no 2.
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