Tuesday, February 26, 2008
The Tian Tan Buddha…
I’m going to take a break from posting pictures of statues and blokes called John this evening, and travel to the Far East to an island just off Hong Kong. You can take a ferry from HK to Lantau Island, where you will stumble upon the Po Lin Monastery.
The biggest Buddha statue in the world resides here, the Tian Tan Buddha, featuring friend Sarah, below. Commendable imitation plaudits must be attributed to her travelling companion Sue, above, on one of the (more manageable) statues at the foot of the Buddha. This is a statue offering praise and gifts to the giant Tian Tan herself.
I’ve been fortunate enough to have visited the island myself, and the whole monastery area was a very peaceful one to walk around. For all travelling (VdP?!) and, indeed, non-travelling people out there, I have it on good authority that this Traveller IQ Challenge is quite a useful time waster….you have been warned.