Location: Ngong Ping, Lantau Island (Hong Kong)
Big Buddha, Hong Kong
The towering statue of Buddha could be seen from afar, a prominent structure at the top of the hill at Ngong Ping. Surrounded by lush green hills, Po Lin monastery and a cultural area, Big Buddha is a major tourist attraction in Hong Kong. A flight of stairs – 268 to be exact, running along the hill takes you to the bottom of the bronze statue, where you can walk underneath it and visit the museum inside.
The valley looks peaceful, apart from the hustle of tourists and sounds of camera working overtime. Numerous artistically sculpted structures, large and beautiful, are situated around the statue.
As we walked down the stairs, I was struck by a feeling of gratitude, of being fortunate to see a unique part of the world. The humble look on Big Buddha’s face stayed with me for long.
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