The Chinese Huge Buddha - Po Lin Monastery

Once purely a distant monastery secreted by lush, mountain scenery, the Po Lin Monastery made it to the world map when the extraordinary Tian Tan Buddha sculpture was erected in 1993. Sitting 34 meters high and opposite north to look over the Chinese people, this majestic bronze Buddha draws pilgrims beginning all over Asia.

The eyes, lips, predispose of the head and right hand, which is raised to deliver approval to all, combine to convey a humbling depth of character and pride to the massive Buddha, which took 12 years to complete. Climb the 268 steps for a closer look at this outstanding statue, and to enjoy the sweeping peak and sea views that can be seen from its base.

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