Po Lin Monastery Side Temple - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Virtual tour showing the many-armed Buddha effigy in one of the rooms of the Po Lin Monastery complex on Lantau Island in Hong Kong. Most people do not make it beyond the Tian Tan Giant Buddha which dominates the hill nearby. Panorama taken late 2007.
Po Lin Monastery Side Temple - FURTHER INFORMATION
Po Lin Monastery Side Temple - Hong Kong visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Po Lin Monastery Side Temple' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Hong Kong.
The Po Lin Monastery was established by 3 monks from Jiangsu in 1906 and grew from a simple hut to the complex now visible today. On completion of the Tian Tan Giant Buddha, the largest, outdoor seated Buddha in the world, Ngong Ping and the temple complex have become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Hong Kong.
Next to the temple is the Wisdom Path, an outdoor recreation of the Heart Sutra prayer popular in both Buddhism and Taoism. The monastery also has a vegetarian restaurant, which serves simple, yet wholesome food covered by tickets needed to see the various halls and museum underneath the Giant Buddha.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Bus: Mui Wo to Ngong Ping (NLB 2), Tung Chung to Ngong Ping (NLB 23).
Gondola / Cable Car: From Tung Chung to Ngong Ping.
Ferry: From Hong Kong Central either catch a ferry to Mui Wo
Train: MRT Sky Train from Central to Tung Chung and Hong Kong International Airport.