The Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery on Lantau

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  1. davegct says:

    Glad you went to see the giant Buddha! That’s one thing we did not do during our time in Hong Kong, just ran out of time. Next visit for sure! Love the last pic in your posting looking up past the hand at the face. Amazed at the crowds you encountered, especially in December. We probably would have been too impatient to wait for hours to ride back down, would have started walking! What about the monastery, is it still a real working monastery?

    • I think every tourist in HK was waiting for a sunny day, just like we were! They didn’t mar the walk up to the Buddha, the crowds seemed to disperse after the cable car!
      Yes, the monastery is fully working, we didn’t go in as we were a little monasteried-out since Mongolia/China! Just enjoyed the gardens and the food!
      The last photo is my favourite too :)

  1. July 6, 2014

    […] spent more time in Hong Kong, it came across as a very livable city. We did a day trip out to Lantau and, once we got our passports back from the Vietnam Embassy, we took the ferry to […]

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