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Po Lin Monastery

Hong Kong, China
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Situated on the picturesque Ngong Ping Plateau, the grand temple stands as the pinnacle of Hong Kong's Buddhist culture. The absolute highlight is to pay a visit to the monastery's Big Buddha. The bronze structure stands 34 meters high and weighs 250 tons and is the world's largest outdoor seated Buddha statue. Sitting on a three-story altar modeled after the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, the religious landmark cost about US$7 million and took a whopping 12 years to complete. Legend has it that the giant Gautama faces towards Beijing so it can give fortune to the whole of China.

Situated on the picturesque Ngong Ping Plateau, the grand temple stands as the pinnacle of Hong Kong's Buddhist culture. The absolute highlight is to pay a visit to the monastery's Big Buddha. The bronze structure stands 34 meters high and weighs 250 tons and is the world's largest outdoor seated Buddha statue. Sitting on a three-story altar modeled after the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, the religious landmark cost about US$7 million and took a whopping 12 years to complete. Legend has it that the giant Gautama faces towards Beijing so it can give fortune to the whole of China.

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