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Big Buddha or Tian Tan Buddha

Big Buddha or Tian Tan Buddha

The Big Buddha or Tian Tan Buddha is an enormous statue which is situated within the Po Lin Monastery complex. Once considered as a distant monastery which is hidden from view by lush and mountain sceneries, the Po Lin Monastery became one of the most popular tourist destinations and emerged as the major center of Buddhism with the construction of the Buddha statue in 1993.

Towering over Hong Kong’s skyline, the sitting Big Buddha measures approximately 34 meters high and weighs around 250 metric tons; thus, making it the tallest outdoor Buddha in the world as of 2007. Sitting on the hills of Lantau Island, you can get a glimpse of this statue from as far as Macau on a clear, sunny day. Climb the 260 steps to get a closer look at the enormous statue. As you reach the top, enjoy a panoramic view of the soaring mountains and lush valleys as you take in the extraordinary beauty of the Lantau Island.

Big Buddha in Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Big Buddha

Originally constructed as a place for reflection and contemplation, its impressive sight and grandiose size has easily captured the attention of many and was turned into a tourist destination visited by millions of tourists every year. With its scenic view and tranquil surroundings, the Big Buddha should be on top of your sightseeing list.

Being a popular tourist destination, it is recommended to visit the Big Buddha during the weekdays. Additionally, the best time to come is early morning. If you wish to witness a significant event, visit the monastery on Buddha’s birthday. On this day, people flock to this area to watch as the monks give their respect and bathe the feet the statues.

So visit the Big Buddha and come out with a renewed spirit. Get a glimpse of this extraordinary statue and enjoy the breathtaking view of Lantau Island.

How about you, have you visited this place already or are having a plan to visit? Please feel free to share your experiences or leave comments.