Tuesday, December 13, 2011

My Hong Kong Trip (IV)

Ngong Ping Village

In my last post, I wrote about the cable car ride from Tung Chung to Ngong Ping.

After getting off the cable car, we arrived at Ngong Ping Village. This was a theme village with traditional Chinese architecture. There were shops selling souvenirs and eateries. Ngong Ping Village was very touristy, but I must say that it was quite interesting.

The square...


Distances to the world, with the Giant Buddha at the background...

Po Lin Monastery

Next to Ngong Ping Village was Po Lin Monastery (寶蓮禪寺). The monastery was famous for the Giant Buddha, the world’s largest outdoor bronze statue. The Giant Buddha sat atop a hill. Surrounding the statue was several smaller statues in the shape of fairies (?) A stair of 268 steps led one to the complex. If you don’t feel like making the climb, you can still appreciate the view from below.

268 steps...


The Buddha & the flags...

Joss sticks...


  1. the giant buddha always looks serene and majestic to me in the tourism promo ads, esp when looking from the air.

  2. Like Ngong Ping Village very ancient looking without those high rise buildings of HKG. 268 steps almost like our very own Batu Caves flight of 272 steps. Guess the Chinese loves the sound of 'yee-loke-fatt' 268.

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