Wanderlust Tales : Island #atozchallenge

I feel fortunate to have spent some time exploring the beauty of HongKong's largest island - Lantau Island, famous for its monasteries and Big Buddha Statue. 

The morning was dedicated to admiring the tranquility and life at a quaint Chinese Village - Tai O.


After that we took a bus to Ngong Ping 360, and that's were we saw the towering 109 feet Tian Tian Buddha Statue.

It's a Bronze statue of Gautam Buddha, completed in 1993. Since my husband is a Buddhist, and loves to visit Monasteries and Buddha Temples, I had made sure that this was in our itinerary.



The view from the top was magnificent. By now you would have known how obsessed I am about natural beauty. Being so close to nature, with an amazing architectural brilliance, surrounded by more beautiful statues... one tends to get overpowered by emotions, or maybe it is just me. :)





Next to Big Buddha is the stunning Po Lin Monastery. I am kidding you not, I was mesmerized... almost blinded by the incredibly stunning interiors. But sadly photography wasn't allowed. More about Monastery in my Letter M Post :)



Along with ClaireParul and Shaliniwe have formed an Unconventional Alliance with A to Z co-host Pam Margolis as the ring leader ... all set to rock the party

Wanna read about my A to Z Whimsical Medley- check out here

Previous:
A: Assam
C: Casino
D: Dawn
F: Foood
H: Hiking

11 comments:

  1. That's an inspiring view. And the monastery is quite beautiful.

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  2. Your pictures took me back to Hong Kong. I loved Lantau Island.
    Great post.

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  3. The pictures are gorgeous! I might go to Hong Kong soon :)

    Cheers
    Geets

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  4. Great Clicks yet again. Serene...

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  5. I love monasteries. I was in Sarnath recently and saw the Bodhi tree which was planted from a branch of the original one from Gaya.Buddha had given his first sermon here, loved the Dhamekh Stupa. Wish to see this Tian Tian Buddha statue, someday soon.

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  6. Beautiful. All Buddhist places look so peaceful and serene
    Tina from
    Twinkling Tina Cooks
    The Sunny Side of Life

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  7. So lovely, what an amazing trip.

    Happy Monday of A to Z-ing :)
    Ninga Minion @YolandaRenee from
    Defending The Pen
    Parallels
    Murderous Imaginings

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  8. I'm fascinated by Buddhism. If I did believe in religion, I'd follow this for sure.

    Lantau island goes on my list of places to visit now.

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  9. Beautiful pictures. I do hope I get to visit a monastery when I grow up. they are such serene places :)

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  10. fascinating! the view from the top is truly beautiful!

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  11. I'm enthralled by your photos! You said: "Being so close to nature, with an amazing architectural brilliance, surrounded by more beautiful statues... one tends to get overpowered by emotions, or maybe it is just me." No, it's not just you. I feel the same way, especially so when we toured Greece in 2013.

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