Tian Tan Buddha and the Lantau Island

The Lantau island is a must-see for whoever wants to spend a day immersed in beautiful landscapes and evocative locations. You can reach Ngong Ping by the Peak Tram or through the dedicated cable car (Ngong Ping Cable Car) that travels for over than 7 kilometers up to the 268 steps at the feet of the Big Buddha. This statue, that until the year 2000 has been the biggest outdoor statue of the world, represents the harmonious relationship between man and nature, people and religion. Built in 1993, the Big Buddha weighs 250 tons and is 34 meters tall. The six bronze statues that surrounds it are known as “The Offering of the Six Devas”, which are posed flowers, incense, lamp, ointment, fruit and music offerings to the Buddha.

These offerings symbolize charity, morality, patience, zeal, meditation, and wisdom, all of which are necessary to enter into nirvana. The Lantau island is the Buddhist heart of Hong Kong. Along with the extraordinary view of the southern Chinese sea and the Big Buddha there are also a museum and a monastery.

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