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Tiantan Buddha
During my previous few trips to HKG, I never got the chance to go see the Big Buddha on Lantau Island.  This time around I wasn't going to miss it.  There are two ways to get to Lantau from Hong Kong island, either by bus or by cable car.  We chose the safer route via the bus.  Although it is not the most comfortable ride with sharp curves and it lasts about 2 hrs, it beats being stuck in a small box hanging 1,000 ft above ground (and from what I hear these cable cars get stuck often).  In the end it was worth the 2 hr bus ride.  The Buddha is a really neat thing to see, and also the area surrounding it is very serene.  The Po Lin Monastery is at the base, and then you have to climb up many steps to see the Buddha.  You pay I think HKD 100 for the access, but this includes a vegetarian meal + soft drink.  I am not a vegetarian, but the meal was delicious! 

Back on Hong Kong island we took the Star Ferry, and in the evening walked along the Victoria Harbour and Avenue of the Stars.  And at night... well you guessed it, LKF & Wan Chai!!!! :P
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Tiantan Buddha
Tiantan Buddha
view from the Tiantan Buddha
view from the Tiantan Buddha
Lantau Island
Lantau Island
Po Lin Monastery
Po Lin Monastery
Po Lin Monastery
Po Lin Monastery
Harbour view at night
Harbour view at night
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