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~~oOo~~ Tian Tan Buddha, also known as Big Buddha is one of the largest outdoor seated bronze Buddha statues in the world. Completed in the 29th of December 1993, on the day of the enlightenment of Gautama Buddha, the 34-meter tall Tian Tan can be almost seen from Macau on a clear day. The name Tian Tan […]
~~oOo~~ Last year I went to visit China around the South coast. We spent a weekend together in Zhuhai, a prefecture-level city bordering Macau. Zhuhai is in the province of Guangdong, in the Pearl river delta. It is a popular touristic place for the Chinese and is often called the “Chinese Riviera“. We went walking on […]
~~oOo~~ I saw this sculpture of a Chinese dragon while visiting the Lantau Island in Hong Kong, China. I’ve always had a fascination with dragons. Probably due to my childhood reading (mostly fantasy). Dragons are legendary creatures appearing in various forms in many distant cultures of the world. Makes you wonder why this connection across continents. There […]
On Lantau Island in Hong Kong is one of the 5 biggest Buddha statues in China: The Tian Tan Buddha. The 34 meter high Bronze Buddha statue sits on a lotus throne on a small hill accessed by a long flight of stairs (268 steps). The serene Buddha is also surrounded by six smaller bronze […]
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