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On our last full day in Hong Kong, we started with a quick shot out our hotel window to the YMCA below, which shared the same view across the Victoria Harbor that we had!

Next we boarded a ferry to Lantau Island. We first stopped at one of the beaches, but there were high surf warnings, so very few visitors.
Then we proceeded to the Tian Tan, or Giant, Buddha. This bronze Buddha is 110 ft tall, and reached by climbing 268 steps. The Buddha is not particularly old, it was completed in 1993 as a gift from the PRC to the people of Hong Kong. From the peak, you can look out across Lantau Island, to some of the small neighboring islands, and can also look down on the Po Lin Buddhist monastery.
We then climbed down and visited a few of the buildings of the monastery, which was founded in 1906. The main temple houses three bronze statues of Buddha, representing his past, present, and future lives.

_YMCA 2902

_YMCA 2902

_Life Guard 2909

_Life Guard 2909

_Beach 3022

_Beach 3022

_Budda 3118

_Budda 3118

_Stairs to Budda 3037

_Stairs to Budda 3037

_Budda 3050

_Budda 3050

_Lantau Island 3102

_Lantau Island 3102

_Po Lin Monastery 3082

_Po Lin Monastery 3082

_Gate 3115

_Gate 3115

_Po Lin Interior 3126

_Po Lin Interior 3126

_Po Lin Interior 3139

_Po Lin Interior 3139

_Budda from Po Lin 3147

_Budda from Po Lin 3147

Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Asia
Subcategory Detail:Hong Kong
Keywords:Lantau Island