09 April 2014

Hong Kong at a Glance (10) | Po Lin Monastery

From the Discover Hong Kong site:

The Po Lin Monastery is one of Hong Kong’s most important Buddhist sanctums and has been dubbed ‘the Buddhist World in the South’. Home to many a devout monk, this monastery is rich with colourful manifestations of Buddhist iconography and its pleasant garden is alive with birdsong and flowery scents. You can also enlighten your appetite at their popular vegetarian restaurant.


One of the places I’d visited with D was the Po Lin Monastery in Lantau.  We took the cable car up from Tung Chung.  The original plan was to visit the Big Buddha, but since the monastery was practically a stone’s throw away, we headed over for a quick visit first.  Interesting place.  There were people lighting incense and praying in the courtyard.  Inside, it’s just a hall with three giant gold Buddhas (representing the Past, Present, and Future) behind glass.   There’s another hall somewhere in the premises where visitors can have a vegetarian lunch during their visit.



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