Traveljunkieindonesia.com – Eeeeek I have some reasons new updates from Lantau Island to share with you. I had a really wonderful, simple, and meaningful days.
Hong Kong’s largest island, Lantau, encapsulates the local culture, heritage and nature’s best of the territory.
Nestled high on a plateau at Ngong Ping, is Po Lin the well known of all monasteries in Hong Kong and home to the big Buddha.
Here’s 7 reasons to explore Lantau Island. And, happy exploring!:
01. Crystal Cabin
Equipped with a glass bottom, Ngong Ping 360 Crystal Cabin is designed to feast your eyes with an astonishing bird’s eye view. The perspective allows you to look at an extraordinarily uncluttered scenery, as if you are flying on your own. Panoramic views of the gorgeously lush greenery of Lantau Island, hop aboard the Ngong Ping 360 cable car for a 5.7 km ride from Tung Chung to Ngong Ping Village.
02. Tai O Fishing Village
For a look at a rare example of a traditional fishing village this is home to the Tanka people, a community of fisherfolk. Their homes have been built on stilts above tidal flats for generations and very little has changed over many decades.
03. Tai O Boat Excursion
To enjoy the charming views of stilt houses built along the banks of Tai O’s waterways, why not go on a boat ride? Make your next top out into the sea to observe the General Rock too. You could be catching a glimpse of the Chinese White Dolphins if you are lucky!
04. Ngong Ping Piazza
The Piazza has four components, namely New Pai Lau, Bodhi Path, Di Tan, and Chinese landscaped garden. Its design complements the traditional Buddhist architectural style of Ngong Ping and integrates with the local religious ambience. Lined on both sides of Bodhi Path are statues of the “Twelve Divine Generals” regarded as protectors in Buddhism.
05. Po Lin Monastery
The largest of Hong Kong’s Buddhist temple and a major point of pilgrimage for Hong Kong’s Buddhists. More than a century has passed since the founding of Po Lin Monastery and there is much to see with its various figures of gods and other colourful manifestations of the Buddhist religion.
06. Big Buddha
The world’s tallest, outdoor, seated bronze Buddha sits serenely atop Ngong Ping Plateau amid the spectacular mountain scenery of Lantau Island. The eyes, lips, incline of the head and even the right hand (raised to deliver a blessing to all), combine to lend great depth of character and dignity to this extraordinary statue.
07. Ngong Ping Village
Ngong Ping Village is set on a 1.5 hectare site on Lantau Island, adjacent to Ngong Ping Cable Car Terminal and the Big Buddha statue. It has been architecturally designed and landscaped to reflect the cultural and spiritual integrity of the Buddha and the Monkey’s Tale Theatre – as well as a diverse array of retail, dining, and entertainment experience.
Happy Sustainable Travels!