Big Buddha and the Po Lin Monastery

I have been behind…so far, in fact, that I totally forgot I had more photos to process from our trip to Hong Kong (from December!). Sheesh.

We took the train and then the cable car to the Po Lin Monastery and Big Buddha (Tian Tan) statue. It is the largest outdoor bronze seated Buddha, on top of the mountains just outside of Hong Kong.

It started out as a very cloudy day but when we arrived at the top of the mountain, the clouds gave way to a beautiful blue sky.

Seated Buddha Po Lin Monastery

Archway Po Lin

Hong Kong Mountains

We took the 240 steps up to the statue and took it all in.
Staircase Up

Seated Buddha


The moon popped out in the blue sky overlooking Buddha.
Moon Over Buddha

View from Buddha

This was our favorite part of the HK vacation. With a short train ride, you are out of the craziness of the city and into mountains and wilderness.

Seated Buddha Hong Kong


4 thoughts on “Big Buddha and the Po Lin Monastery

  1. Lovely! I went to Po Lin Monastery back in 2011, but it was a really dreary, rainy day. I never felt like I got any particularly great shots. Love the ‘moon over buddha’ shot!

  2. Thanks so much! We got lucky to be honest. It had rained on the way up in the cable car. And then, things just cleared up. It was incredible. Nice blog and Flickr by the way. Headed to Tokyo soon!

  3. Thank you so much for Buddha, the monastary and surroundings, and the peace and beauty it tells. Truly awesome. On our way north in the AM, with a stayover in Beckley. Will keep in touch. Take care. Love, Nana. xoxoxo

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