World's Popular Big Buddha

Tian Tan Buddha occasionally referred to as the Big Buddha, is located on the Lantau Island, in Hong Kong Formed of bronze and completed in 1993. The statue is considered as the main feature of the Po Lin Monastery, representing .concord between man, nature, people and religion. The statue is named as Tian Tan Buddha because its base is a imitation of Tian Tan, the Temple of Heaven in Beijing.

The statue sits on a lotus throne on the top of a three tiered altar. At 34 meters (110 feet) tall, the Tian Tan Buddha is presented in a position of peacefulness. His right hand is raised to remove problem. His left hand rests on his knee, representing happiness.

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