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  • Day43

    The Big Buddha

    March 19, 2019 in Hong Kong ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Following our visit to the Po Lin Monastery 2 years ago when we couldn't see 10 feet ahead because of the mist we always wanted to return. As today had the best weather forecast we set off on the metro to Tung Chung on Lantau Island where we caught the bus up to the Monastery as the gondolas were shut for maintenance (as they were last time we visited). The monastery lies 1700 feet above sea level and the bronze Buddha is a very impressive 112 feet high - one of the largest seated Buddha images in the world. The main temple is impressive too not only with the gold Buddhas statues but with all the decoration inside and outside. From here we walked back down the 4 miles to Tung Chung. It was a steep path all the way down on the edge of a woods with good views out towards the airport. An added bonus were the caches we collected on the way down. Back on the metro to our hotel feeling a little tired.Read more