A statue that symbolises harmony and coexistence, the Big Buddha statue and the Po Lin monastery are one of the most important centres of Buddhism in Hong Kong.
This majestic bronze statue of the Buddha is an iconic landmark of Hong Kong, located on the Lantau Island. It sits atop a triple layered altar, the Altar of Heaven, and surrounded by six smaller bronze statues, which are "The Offerings of the Six Devas", which symbolise six different virtues of the faith. Once you reach the Ngong Ping Plaza, you will need to take the 268 steps that lead up to the monument, an effort which is truly worth the result. The base of the statue has three floors, each with it's own hall. For Buddhists, or people interested in the faith, you should definitely have a look inside. The base of the statue will not just give you a chance to click some photos with the Buddha, it also offers some great views of the Lantua Island, and the surrounding lush green mountains. The statue and the monastery are major tourist attractions today.
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