Tian Tan Buddha

Commonly known as the Big Buddha in Hong Kong. This huge bronze statue of Buddha Shakyamuni was completed in 1993. Capturing this photograph was one of the main reasons I took the Ngong Ping 360 cable car. The statue is 34 metres tall and weighs over 250 tons. If you visit I recommend buying a bottle of water from the vendors before walking up the 268 steps. After paying my respects to the Buddha I also visited the Po Lin Monastery. Here I had a nice vegetarian lunch with a couple of local monks.

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