Tian Tan Buddha (aka Giant Buddha)

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by lucinda3 on April 22, 2005

The Giant Buddha is definitely worth the trip. It's a great escape from the urban pace of Hong Kong Island. It's preferable to go on a clear day so that you can see the Giant Buddha from the bottom of the steps. The walk up is more than 200 steps, but it is quite easy for someone in reasonable shape.

Since I was there during the Chinese New Year, many families from mainland China were also visiting there. They were burning incense and praying. The incense was quite large and in every area, and the smell could be overwhelming for some.

Although there is also a monastery there, there wasn't much to see. The focus of the trip was really around experiencing the culture and religious expression.

Big Buddha-Tian Tan Buddha
Near Po Lin Monastery
Ngong Ping, Lantau Island


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