A week later, we got our act together and made it to the Big Buddha! 😀
The views are amazing, we loved being in the clouds!
When you arrive, you’ll see a couple of eateries and souvenir shops. We also came across a board for making wishes.
Daniel’s was a highlight!
How cute is this cat?!
On the way to the Big Buddha, we saw lots of fluffy dogs and cows. The cows were quite the tourist attraction!
I’m so happy with the way this photo came out, no editing whatsoever!
From the top, you can enjoy the spectacular sweeping views of the mountains and the sea.
The Tian Tan Buddha statue (informally known as the Big Buddha) is a large bronze statue that was erected in 1993, taking 12 years to complete. At 34 metres high, it is a major centre of Buddhism, as well as a popular tourist attraction. The Buddha appears peaceful, with his right hand raised to represent the removal of affliction. Unlike the other great Buddha statues, the Tian Tan Buddha faces North, bestowing blessings upon China.
Six smaller bronze statues, known as “The Offering of the Six Devas,” are positioned around the Buddha, offering flowers, incense, lamp, ointment, fruit and music to the Buddha. These gifts symbolize charity, morality, patience, zeal, meditation and wisdom. These are viewed as essential characteristics to enter into Nirvana.
We highly recommend a trip to see the Big Buddha in the clouds. Find out more here.
We’re off to the Studio Ghibli exhibition now, laters! ^.^