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Monday, February 08, 2010

Big Buddha, Hong Kong

6th February 2010


Big Buddha (also called as Tian Tan Buddha) is one of the major tourist attractions in Hong Kong. Even though it is situated in Hong Kong it is completely away from the “concrete jungle”.

Big Buddha is in Ngong Ping village Lantau Island (one of the island in Hong Kong). The exhilarating here is the cable car connecting to Big Buddha. It runs from Tung Chung railway station to Ngong Ping village for 5.7 km.


The glass bottom provides a great experience!!


There is also a trek path to Big Buddha. It runs along the Cable car path.

It was a cloudy day. We entered into the mist zone as we climbed up the mountains.

Big Buddha as seen from the cable car.

Once we get down from the cable car, we have walk through the Ngong Ping village.

Statues near Big Buddha.

Po Lin Monastery entrance.

Po Lin monastery. They also provide vegeterian meal!! Obviously, I had my lunch there!!

High rise buildings of Lantau island as seen from the cable car.

6 comments:

The wild said...

nice snaps ,gr8 place :)

R a n j i t said...

Nice shots Aravind. There is a similar Buddha at Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Aravind GJ said...

Arjun, Ranjit,
Thanks for your comments.

Naina Sethi said...

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Your blogs make me want to jet set around the world !

T and S said...

Comprehensive post on this popular Monastery...Thomas

Aravind GJ said...

Naina,
Thanks for visitng my blog and commenting on it.
Will go through your blog!!

Thomas,
Thanks for your comments.