Thursday, May 03, 2007

BIG Buddha in HK

"Hong Kong... I love Hong Kong, Kowloon Hong Kong ~~~ That's the place for you!!" Ever heard this song before?? Again... I flew to HK. I love HK !! (An excuse to get out of China?? @.@)

When flying to Hong Kong, don't forget to look for the Giant bronze Buddha.

A world LARGEST Buddha statue (WOW~~~ ) sits cross-legged atop a green peak on Lantau Island with access via a very looooooong staircase. It was build using Bronze, 34 m tall and weight 250 tonnes. Take MTR to Ngong Ping 360 skyrail instead of bus. It involves a visually spectacular 5.7km cable car journey, travelling between Tung Chung Town center and Ngong Ping on Lantau Island. You will enjoy views over South China Sea, mountains and valleys on an amazing 20 mins experience. It cost HKD88 for a return skyrail boarding pass. They have "Journey of Enlightenment Package" which include a return way skyrail, "Walking with Buddha" ( a story on how an Indian Prince named Siddhartha become Buddha), and "Monkey Tale Theatre" which I think you can skip. It's basically a comical show with special effects and surround sound.

Don't waste time in the village. Go straight to the Buddha. You can stop by the village on the way back for a bite or something... There's NO admission fees, but they will ask you whether you want to have you vegetarian meal included at Poh Lin Monastery. HKG60 per head and HKD 120 for a 'high class' vegetarian meal!!