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Twice the size of Hong Kong Island, Lantau is the largest island in the Hong Kong archipelago and is home to Chek Lap Kok Airport, beaches, and Po Lin Buddha.

  ¥ Lantau Island Destinations
  • Po Lin Monastery : The Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery is located on western Lantau Island, known as the "Buddhist Kingdom in the South." It is one of the well-established Buddhist monasteries in Hong Kong.

    Serving as a Buddhist retreat, this monastery was originally built by three monks in 1920 with only a shrine dedicated to Buddha. In the 1970s, it became one of the top 10 Buddhist monasteries in Hong Kong.

    The main building at the monastery is the temple, although the decorations inside are very simple, which does not tend to overwhelm visitors with the glamour of Buddhism. From the gate of the temple, you can see a big copper statue of Sakyamuni - Tian Tan Buddha, which is located on the top of the Muyushan Mountain . It is regarded as the largest outdoor Buddha statue in the world. Completed in 1993, the statue along with its adjoining pedestal is about 34 meters tall, depicting a sitting Buddha in a mediating position.

    The pedestal of the statue is a three-story exhibition hall with a big bell inside. The bell is delicately engraved with Buddhist figures and Buddhist scriptures. Controlled by a computer, the bell is rung once every seven minutes, 108 times a day - in essence to "relieve" 108 vexations. People can walk up the 268 steps to the platform where there is a tiny museum containing many elegant relics that you cannot find in the main temple.

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