Weekend 82: Am I lost!

These days my work keeps me busy for more than necessary and besides the working hours are just 7 a day as we follow summer time schedule.

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Yesterday I decided to take it easy and attended a farewell lunch party for a colleague and spent my evening laughing with jolly good friends. I could not stay late with the gang  as I was supposed to take a morning flight 😀 . Travelling early morning means  packing the bag before going to bed and the result, I forgot my sunglasses and temperature today is +25.

I have shared a clip from my journey in history on my instagram account. I think one needs an instagram account to see it. Link to my page is

https://www.instagram.com/rupali_mazeepuran/

Sorry for not able to visit your blog. I shall do it soon.

The above image of oriental turtle dove was taken at TianTan Buddha in Hong Kong.

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.

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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!

https://mazeepuran.wordpress.com/2017/10/01/travelogue-part1-from-northern-europe-to-hong-kong/

https://mazeepuran.wordpress.com/2017/10/03/a-window-into-food-culture-of-hong-kong/

https://mazeepuran.wordpress.com/2017/10/07/the-worlds-biggest-pedestrian-crossing-in-shibuya-tokyo/

https://mazeepuran.wordpress.com/2017/10/22/glimpses-of-hong-kong/

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Information References:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Po_Lin_Monastery

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tian_Tan_Buddha

http://www.nextstophongkong.com/po-lin-monastery/