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Po Lin Monastery, Giant Buddha and Wisdom Path

Located on the Ngong Ping plateau in Lantau Island, Po Lin Monastery is one of Hong Kong’s largest temples and monasteries. It embodies the landscape, architecture, and sculptural aesthetics of the Buddhist culture. 

Known as "the Big Thatched Hut", the monastery originally founded in 1906 by three monks from Jiangsu Province.  has now developed to become a world-renowned Buddhist establishment.  The main temple houses three bronze statues of the Buddha as well as many Buddhist scriptures.

Tian Tan Buddha, or the Giant Buddha, is the world’s tallest outdoor bronze seated Buddha at 34 metres (111 feet) high. The construction was completed in 1993 as part of an extension of the monastery.  Visitors can enjoy the breathtaking view of Lantau and the South China Sea on their way walking up to the Buddha statue.  

Taking a land journey to further explore the cultural understandings about Buddha at the Wisdom Path features 38 giant wood columns showcasing calligraphic works by Professor Jao Tsung-I.  These wood column are arranged in a unique pattern.  

 

How to get there?

Ferry:  Central Pier 6 to Mui Wo, and take Bus No. 2.

MTR:  Tung Chung Station Exit B, and take Ngong Ping cable car.

 

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