Lantau Island and The Great Buddha

One of the most popular religious sites to visit is the giant Buddha on Lantau Island.  We take a glass bottomed cable car up to the monastery and spend the day climbing the steps to see the giant Buddha.  Tian Tan Buddha, also known as the Big Buddha, is a large bronze statue of a Buddha Amoghasiddhi, completed in 1993, and located at Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, in Hong Kong, China. It is the largest outdoor bronze statute of Buddha in the world!  The statue is located near Po Lin Monastery and symbolizes the harmonious relationship between man and nature, people and religion. It is a major center of Buddhism in Hong Kong, and is also a popular tourist attraction

This day we were also able to see a real martial arts demonstration by shaolin monks as well as spend some quiet time leaning about tea during a private educational session.

I was even able to step in and have the honor of serving tea to some of the students!

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