Monday, April 12, 2010

Hong Kong week - Sunday: Big Buddha

Big Buddha on Lantau is another popular tourist attraction in Hong Kong. The buddha statue is made from bronze and was completed in 1993 only. The Po Lin Monastry next door is still in use and can be visited as well. It dates back as far as 1906. Since shopping is a major hobby of every Hong Konger you will also find souvenir stalls, local fast food eateries and a Starbucks cafe at the nearby Ngong Ping cable car station. It's a nice weekend excursion. If you like you can also combine it with a shopping trip to the Citygate outlet mall in Tung Chung (Tung Chung MTR station). From there you can get on the cable car to Ngong Ping. After the buddha take a cab to Cheung Cha beach and have dinner at The Stoep restaurant. From there take a cab to Mui Wo ferry pier and head back to Central. This is a typical day-trip we take our guests on.

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