NGONG PING VILLAGE, LANTAU ISLAND (HONGKONG-MACAU TRIP Part 8)

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On the mountain ranges of the Lantau Island, a 34-meter bronze statue of Buddha sits on a lotus throne with his right hand raised.

NGONG PING VILLAGE, LANTAU ISLAND (HONGKONG-MACAU TRIP Part 8)

The Ngong Ping Village is a themed shopping and dining area on the Lantau Island. A key feature of the village is its traditional Chinese architectural designs, offering plenty of photo opportunities.

 

I’ve never been to the mainland  China, but the village gave me a glimpse of what mainland China is and inspired me to plan a trip there. The  village   boasts several attractions including Walking with Buddha; Monkey’s Tale Theater and Ngong Ping Tea House. It also has a diverse array of retail, dining and entertainment establishments.

Street performers entertain visitors with Kungfu demonstrations and acrobatic shows. Unfortunately, we haven’t witnessed this one. Additionally, visitors can make wishes at the Bodhi Wishing Shrine and the Buddhist Po Lin Monastery.

One of the most prominent features of  Lantau Island, is a 34-meter bronze statue of Buddha sits on a lotus throne with his right hand raised. It is one of the world biggest outdoor bronze seated Buddha, a landmark and a key tourist attraction in Hong Kong.

The only way to see the Big Buddha up-close-and-personal is to walk all 268 steps. Taking 268 steps is not a joke especially for sedentary folks, but once you’ve reached the top you will be rewarded with an amazing scenic view of the Lantau Island. For the four of us, we never   rush ourselves  to reach the top. Once we’re tired we would stop and took pictures.

Souvenir shops are everywhere—even in the monastery area.One thing one must remember  when visiting the Island during  the cold season is to put on a sunblock. Because of the cold weather, you won’t notice that you are getting burned already.

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HONGKONG SPACE MUSEUM (HONGKONG-MACAU TRIP Part 3)

HONGKONG MUSEUM OF ART & THE AVENUE OF STARS (HONGKONG-MACAU TRIP Part 4)

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NGONG PING VILLAGE, LANTAU ISLAND (HONGKONG-MACAU TRIP Part  8

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GLITTERS OF MACAU 2 (HONGKONG-MACAU TRIP Part 14)

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  1. wow, the last time I was year was 2006 pa…but super ganda!!!

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