Friday, May 9, 2008

Giant Buddha in Lantau Island

My hotel room overlooks this pier and I really enjoyed this view; in fact it also reminds me of the scene in most Hong Kong movies and dramas:)
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You can see that it's raining again
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Getting to Lantau Island can be via car/bus or ferry.
We chose the former; since bus is easily accessible although it was initially hard in this wet season.
Lucky for us, we got there early in the morning
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Still drizzling...and the skies are all misty
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Inside the temple
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Very intricate ceiling tiles
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There is a cafeteria nearby which serves vegetarian food...
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It was still really early; and there were only kueh (light local delicacies)
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Very nice selection; the kueh are really unique:)
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Jelly based; and the taste was really memorable!

The main square leading to the main temple
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Somehow it reminds me of Shaolin Temple:D
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The main attraction in Lantau Island....the Giant Buddha
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The view from the top
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The view was really amazing from the top!
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Around the temple
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The temple faces all the greens...hills, valleys
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GREAT for morning view...breathtaking and unpolluted!!
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Coincidentally, we bumped into a team of filmmakers; they were pretty apologetic when asking for our permission to allow them a couple more minutes for filming before we proceed to the Giant Buddha concourse area
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Back at the foot of the flight of stairs to the Giant Buddha
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Leading to another unique place..the Sutra Path
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A quiet little path leading to the Sutra
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It was a 20-30 minutes walk to the Sutra
And we were there!
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Beautiful green hill facing the Sutra
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The famous Sutra featured in Hong Kong series
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This is the sutra that explains it all...
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The true interpretation of all the sutras here
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