If you like to delve deeper into the rich religious history of Hong Kong, embarking on a tour to visit the Tian Tan Buddha statue would be a delightful indulgence. Read on to know more facts!
Being one of the most popular Hong Kong attractions, the Tian Tan Buddha on Lantau Island is one of the world’s largest seating Buddha statues. The place captures the hearts and minds of visitors due to its breathtakingly beautiful lush green surroundings. Also, this is one of the best spots to view the beautiful and appealing vistas of Hong Kong. The statue stands at 34 metres high!
A good way to begin the journey to witness the Tian Tan Buddha and its surrounding areas will be first check into a favourable choice of accommodation. Stay at one of the best hotels in Hong Kong the likes of The Murray, Hong Kong, from where visiting this charming place will not be difficult. Reaching the stature with a Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car will be a once in a lifetime experience.
What to see
Leaving the Tian Tan Buddha, the path to the statue features twelve Divine Generals. These Divine Generals guard the statue and if you observe well, you’ll see different animals from the Chinese Zodiac representing specific meanings. The Big Buddha statue rests on a three-tier podium comprising six Bodhisattva Statues on each side of the staircase. Don’t hold your breath as you see the 360° view of the surroundings.
The Wisdom Path
Just a 15-minute walk away from the Tian Tan Buddha statue lies the ‘Wisdom Path’ which features a series of 38 steles engraved with Chinese Sutra prayers. The path covered by a canopy is trees is absolutely striking!
Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world. Google+