Hi Everyone! Happy Independence Day to all celebrating in the USA! My husband & I spent the day traveling to Beijing from Hong Kong. I wanted to share some photos from a day trip that we took to Lantau Island, Hong Kong. After taking about an hour bus ride to Lantau Island, we took a gondola lift ride up the mountain to where the Po Lin Monastery & the Tian Tan Buddha is located.This is a picture of the Tian Tan Buddha as seen from the gondola lift window. It is quite fascinating!Once you arrive, you can either take a tour bus which drives you to the base of the statue or you have to climb up the 268 steps. I have to admit, we were on a tour that took us to the top :) The Tian Tan bronze Buddha statue is enormous in size - 112 feet tall & weighs 280 short tons! The photo below is a temple located near the Buddha statue.The inside of the temple is quite ornate, colorful & full of the aroma of burning incense.
Located on Lantau Island is the 300 year old Chinese fishing town called Tai O.