A visit to Tian Tan Buddha and Po Lin Monastery

Before leaving Hong Kong we wanted to visit Po Lin Monastery and Tian Tan Buddha. I am glad we managed it. It was a rainy day with strong winds but still we managed the tour in half day.

Po Lin Monastery is a Buddhist monastery, located on Ngong Ping Plateau, on Lantau Island, Hong Kong.

The monastery was founded in 1906 by three monks visiting from Jiangsu Province on the Chinese mainland and was initially known simply as “The Big Hut” (大茅蓬 Tai Mao Pung). It was renamed to its present name in 1924. The main temple houses three bronze statues of the Buddha – representing his past, present and future lives – as well as many Buddhist scriptures.

Tian Tan Buddha, a giant bronze statue of  Buddha completed in 1993, is an extension of the monastery. It symbolises the harmonious relationship between man and nature, people and faith.


I didnot take pictures of every detail as “No Photography” or “No Entrance” signs were marked at many places.

This is my 5th and last informative post on Hong Kong. The earlier posts are just a click away!






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