"Tian Tian Giant Sitting Buddha" Lantau Island Tip by machomikemd

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the largest outside sitting buddha in the world. for my old analog pictures at it see my old hong kong island tips.

This Tallest outside sitting Buddha in the World stands at 85 feet (called Giant or "Tian Tian" Buddha) and sits on the Ngong Ping Plateau in Lantau Island (that is why this is the end part of the Ngong Ping 360! a 6 km cable car ride that starts from tung chung area to Ngong Ping that is 30 minutes in duration). Tian Tan Buddha sits atop the 482 meter Mount Muk Yue Shan. The whole complex stands opposite to the Po Lin monastery and is 6,547 square meters in size. Facing North, the 34 meter tall Tian Tan Buddha statue sits on a three-storey pedestal of which you can find a 3 sotry exhibition hall housing various Chinese Buddhist Artifacts. The Ngong Ping Plateau also houses a Vegetarian Restaurant and Various Monasteries like Po Lin. The Buddha was completed in 1993 and became a tourist attraction for tourist and pilgrimage site for buddhists. It is near the Ngong Ping Village Theme Park.

The Exhibituion Hall inside the Tian Tian Buddha is open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm everyday

Address: Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, SAR
Directions: Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, SAR
Phone: (852) 2508-1234
Website: http://www.discoverhongkong.com

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  • Updated Oct 1, 2014
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