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    Tian Tan Buddha

    Tian Tan Buddha is an enormous 34 meter statue, one of the five giant Buddha statues in China, situated in Ngong Ping, Lantau Island. The statue comprises of 202 bronze pieces and with a total weight in excess of 250 tonnes it is the world's tallest outdoor seated bronze Buddha. The construction of the giant statue took nearly ten years to complete and was unveiled in 1993, with an estimated total cost of $68 million.

    The Buddha is named after Tian Tan which is the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, but is also known as Po Lin Buddha because it is an integral part of the Po Lin Monastery. The monastery initially known as the Big Hut was founded in 1906 by Zen masters Da Yue, Dun Xiu and Yue Ming of the Jin Shan Monastery of Zhe Jiang Province. It is the major centre of Buddhism in Hong Kong and major tourist attraction, especially with the induction of the Buddha statue adjacent to the monastery.

    Tian Tan Buddha, positioned on a lotus throne surrounded by eight smaller bronze statues resembling gods, oversees the monastery which is build on a plateau rising 2,330 feet above sea level. Buddha's expression appears majestic and tranquil, symbolising the congruent relationship between people, nature, and religion. Tian Tan Buddha is the only statue of its kind that gazes towards the North; all other Giant Buddha statues gaze towards the South. Due to its immense weight the statue is internally supported by a steel metal framework and the Buddha is positioned on a three-platform altar. The elevated position of the entire platform comprises of 268 steps.

    In addition to the Buddha statue and the monastery, Ngong Ping village is a host of additional attractions including the Monkey's Tale Theatre and the Ngong Ping Tea House, so it is advisable to allow a full day for the trip to that small cultural village of Lantau Island. The Tung Chung station of the Mass-Transit Railway (MTR) or the ferry to Mui Wo (Silvermine Bay) from the Central Pier are the two available options for reaching the Island. Both Tung Chung and Mui Wo offer a bus service to Ngong Ping (services No.23 and No.2 respectively), but the best choice of transportation is the brand new Ngong Ping 360 (NP360) cable car from Tung Chung Town Centre. NP360 provides a 5.7km duplex link interconnecting Tung Chung and Ngong Ping, making it the ideal way of reaching Po Lin. The cable car offers two intermediate stations; one in Airport Island and one at Nei Lak Shan. Opening times for Tian Tan Buddha and Po Lin Monastery are between 10:00am and 5:45pm and the admission fee is HK$60. The NP360 cable car service runs 10:00am to 6:00pm (Monday to Friday) and 10:00am to 6:30pm (Saturday and Sunday). More details, timetables, ticket prices and packages are available via the Ngong Ping 360 official website.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Tian Tan Buddha

    Tian Tan Buddha is an enormous 34 meter statue, one of the five giant Buddha statues in China, situated in Ngong Ping, Lantau Island. The statue comprises of 202 bronze pieces and with a total weight in excess of 250 tonnes it is the world's tallest outdoor seated bronze Buddha. The construction of the giant statue took nearly ten years to complete and was unveiled in 1993, with an estimated total cost of $68 million.

    The Buddha is named after Tian Tan which is the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, but is also known as Po Lin Buddha because it is an integral part of the Po Lin Monastery. The monastery initially known as the Big Hut was founded in 1906 by Zen masters Da Yue, Dun Xiu and Yue Ming of the Jin Shan Monastery of Zhe Jiang Province. It is the major centre of Buddhism in Hong Kong and major tourist attraction, especially with the induction of the Buddha statue adjacent to the monastery.

    Tian Tan Buddha, positioned on a lotus throne surrounded by eight smaller bronze statues resembling gods, oversees the monastery which is build on a plateau rising 2,330 feet above sea level. Buddha's expression appears majestic and tranquil, symbolising the congruent relationship between people, nature, and religion. Tian Tan Buddha is the only statue of its kind that gazes towards the North; all other Giant Buddha statues gaze towards the South. Due to its immense weight the statue is internally supported by a steel metal framework and the Buddha is positioned on a three-platform altar. The elevated position of the entire platform comprises of 268 steps.

    In addition to the Buddha statue and the monastery, Ngong Ping village is a host of additional attractions including the Monkey's Tale Theatre and the Ngong Ping Tea House, so it is advisable to allow a full day for the trip to that small cultural village of Lantau Island. The Tung Chung station of the Mass-Transit Railway (MTR) or the ferry to Mui Wo (Silvermine Bay) from the Central Pier are the two available options for reaching the Island. Both Tung Chung and Mui Wo offer a bus service to Ngong Ping (services No.23 and No.2 respectively), but the best choice of transportation is the brand new Ngong Ping 360 (NP360) cable car from Tung Chung Town Centre. NP360 provides a 5.7km duplex link interconnecting Tung Chung and Ngong Ping, making it the ideal way of reaching Po Lin. The cable car offers two intermediate stations; one in Airport Island and one at Nei Lak Shan. Opening times for Tian Tan Buddha and Po Lin Monastery are between 10:00am and 5:45pm and the admission fee is HK$60. The NP360 cable car service runs 10:00am to 6:00pm (Monday to Friday) and 10:00am to 6:30pm (Saturday and Sunday). More details, timetables, ticket prices and packages are available via the Ngong Ping 360 official website.

    Giant Buddha

    Few statues anywhere in the world have such a powerful pull on the imagination as the Giant Buddha gazing serenely on the Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery from its hillside site at Ngong Ping on Lantau Island.

    The eyes, lips, incline of the head and even the right hand raised to deliver a blessing to all, combine to lend great depth of character and dignity to this extraordinary statue, whose very glance brings calm and introspection to those who look into those seemingly all-seeing eyes.

    The majestic figure of the seated Buddha (or Tian Tan) is 26.4 metres high, was cast in China and took 10 years to complete. Weighing 220 tonnes, it was unveiled in 1993 amid deep religious ceremonies.

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    Giant Buddha

    Few statues anywhere in the world have such a powerful pull on the imagination as the Giant Buddha gazing serenely on the Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery from its hillside site at Ngong Ping on Lantau Island.

    The eyes, lips, incline of the head and even the right hand raised to deliver a blessing to all, combine to lend great depth of character and dignity to this extraordinary statue, whose very glance brings calm and introspection to those who look into those seemingly all-seeing eyes.

    The majestic figure of the seated Buddha (or Tian Tan) is 26.4 metres high, was cast in China and took 10 years to complete. Weighing 220 tonnes, it was unveiled in 1993 amid deep religious ceremonies.

    Besides attracting Buddhists from all over Asia, the magnificent figure with its compelling presence almost instantly transformed the remote Po Lin Monastery with its devout monks into a must on tourist schedules.

    Besides studying the massive statue there is also much to see and do at the monastery itself with its various figures of Gods and other colourful manifestations of aspects of the Buddhist religion.

    If you dare, place in your hands a bamboo cylinder containing a mass of fortune sticks, and by shaking it carefully, one numbered stick will finally and tantalisingly fall to the ground. Match it with the relevant printed Fortune Paper and learn what the Fates have in store for you. Good luck!

    Lantau (aka Big Fish Mountain) is almost twice the size of Hong Kong Island and as far back as the Northern Sung Dynasty (AD 960-1127) was famous for producing salt, then a highly valuable commodity.

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