Cleansing the soul：Wisdom Path, Po Lin Monastery and The Big Buddha
|Last time, I went to Ngong Ping
and Tai O. Due to the limited time available, I did not
visit Wisdom Path, Po Lin Monastery and The Big Buddha. I
was given a great opportunity this time with my company,
CCT, to take the company bus to get to Ngong Ping.
Please note that a permit is required for Non-franchised
bus. The permit application process through Ministry of
Transport usually takes 2 weeks.
|The weather is fantastic today. I was able to see cows
taking a strode around the mountains and relaxing under the
|There was sea view along the view. Even though it was a bit
hazy we were still able to enjoy the view.
|We went past the Shek Pik Reservoir. The third largest
reservoir in Hong Kong.
|After about 30 minutes
bus drive from Tung Chung, we have arrived Ngong Ping. There
was a lot of parking space which is very convenient from any
type of visitor.
|There was a large sign in the car
park which directed us to the Po Lin Monastery and The Big
|“The Buddhist World in the South”
|Follow on from the gate, I
reached the bottom of the Big Buddha and went to my first
destination, Wisdom Path.
|I can see Po Lin Monastery from the Wisdom Path signage.
|Keep walking for a short while,
you can find the sign of the Forest Path.
|There are a few tea trees along
|The picture on the right is
|It takes about 20 minutes from the Wisdom Path signage to
reach the Wisdom Parth. -
|Wisdom path is of great
significance to Hong Kong.
|At the same spot, you can se both
the Wisdom Path and the Shek Pik Reservoir together.
|The second scenic spot: Po Lin Monastery. The Po Lin
Monastery are rich with history. The Monastery was built in
1906 by three Buddhist monk. It was in 1924 that the
Monastery is given the current name Po Lin Monastery.
front of the Po Lin Monastery.
|We went to the Great
Buddha hall in the Monastery. Unfortunately we were not
allowed to take any photos.
|After the Po Lin Monastery, we make our way to our final
destination, The Big Buddha. There are 268 steps from the
base to the statute.
|My successful climb to the Big Buddha.
|The view from the the Big Buddha
overlooking the temple.
Thanks everyone for reading my blog and another successful
trip. I look forward to exploring the beautiful Hong Kong
with you next time!!!!