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April 1, 2014

Enlightened at Tian Tan Buddha

From Ngong Ping Village, you can already see the Big Buddha statue on top of the hill. Before Disneyland, the Tian Tan Buddha is the most famous landmark in Hongkong.

The statue is made of bronze and is one of the five large Buddha statue in China. It is 34 meters (112 ft) tall, weighs 250 metric tons (280 short tons).

We climb the 268 steps in order to reach the Buddha. Good thing the sky was clear. Though the weather is cold, we were sweating when we reach halfway. 

While catching our breaths, we took some photos of the beautiful view.

We were so proud of our mother, who despite the pain in her legs and difficulty in climbing stairs, she reached the top. 

Access to the outside of the Buddha is free of charge, but there is an admission fee to go inside the Buddha. There is also a restaurant inside and what looks like cemetery. Too bad cameras are not allowed inside. 

The Buddha is also surrounded by six smaller bronze statues known as "The Offering of the Six Devas"

Visitors can reach the site by bus or taxi, travelling first to Mui Wo (also known as "Silvermine Bay") via ferry from the Outlying Islands piers in Central (pier No. 6) or to Tung Chung station via the MTR, or cable car. Visitors may then travel to and from the Buddha via the following bus routes:
  • Mui Wo ↔ Ngong Ping — NLB No. 2
  • Tung Chung ↔ Ngong Ping — NLB No. 23
The Ngong Ping 360 gondola lift between Tung Chung and Ngong Ping (25 minutes).


SunnyToast said...

Love the six divas! amazing place:) thank you for sharing!

Binibining Wanderlust said...

Hi Sunny Toast,

Thank you for visiting my blog.


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