Perhaps the most intriguing sites of Hong Kong the Po Lin monastery has been attracting thousands every year. Located on Lantau Island and nestled between scenic mountainous greenery, the monastery proudly shows off the world’s tallest seated Lord Buddha statue. Hence if you around nearby or at Citadines Ashley Hongkong or any serviced accommodation in Hong Kong take this necessary excursion and be enchanted.
The monastery’s history is such it’s said that it was founded by three travelling monks in 1903. Attracted to its serenity the place is ideal for religious practise and spreading of the Dharma. The main temple houses three bronze Buddha statues signifying the past, present and future lives. However it was only in 1993 that the Tian Tan Buddha statue was erected. The most popular option for tourists is to use the Ngong Ping 360 or a cable car and get a bird’s eye view of the beautiful monastery and all its surroundings.
Perched on a misty mountain top, the seated Lord Buddha has been crowd favourite since inception. Today the monastery or the ‘Big Thatched Hut’ as it was known then is a national treasure and has become a world renowned monastery.
Intrigued by history, art and food, Shazzana Hamid is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary. Disguised as Lavinia Woolf she writes of the exhilarating and enchanting.