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To see Lantai's most famous site, you'll have to either hop a local bus or if you want more flexibility, hire a taxi. No outside cars are allowed in the island, even residents are restricted from driving during certain hours. The island's steep and interior hills hold one of Hong Kong's premier attractions, the Giant Buddha.

Unveiled in 1993, it's said to be the largest outdoor seated bronze buddha in the world, it towers 112 feet high. Few statues have such a powful impact as this enormous buddha with its * and raised hands ready to deliver a blessing. You have to climb some 260 steps to reach the statue, but it's worth it. The budda was built on the side of a * monastery, home to to a vast community of buddhist monks. Buddhism was introduced into China almost 2000 years ago from India. The Chinese mingle traditional beliefs such as Confucianism and Taosim with Buddhist principles at peace acceptance. Buddhists seek enlightenment in order to move beyond life suffering and monks here live quiet lives of meditation.

After climbing all those steps, we are in need of a lunch break. The monastery's only restaurant is inexpensive and strictly vegetarian. Here you will eat as the monks do, with teas, spring rolls, and tasty all vegetarian dishes.

On the western side of Lantai island we discovered the picturesque town of *. Some refer to it as Hong Kong's Venice because the town features many crisscrossing waterways and the only real transportation is by boat.
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To see Lantau’s most famous site, you’ll have to either hop a local bus, or if you want more flexibility, hire a taxi. No outside cars are allowed on the island, and even residents are restricted from driving during certain hours.

The island’s steep, interior hills hold one of Hong Kong’s premier attractions -- the Giant Buddha. Unveiled in 1993, it’s said to be the largest outdoor seated bronze Buddha in the world, and towers 112 feet high. Few statues have such a powerful impact as this enormous Buddha with its serene eyes and raised hand, ready to deliver a blessing. You have to climb some 260 steps to reach the statue, but it’s worth it.

The Buddha was built on the side of the Po Lin monastery, home to a devout community of Buddhist monks. Buddhism was introduced into China almost 2,000 years ago from India. The Chinese mingled traditional beliefs, such as Confucianism and Taoism with Buddhist principles of peace and acceptance. Buddhists seek enlightenment in order to move beyond life’s suffering, and the monks here live quiet lives of meditation.

After climbing all those steps, we are in need of a lunch break. The monastery’s only restaurant is inexpensive and strictly vegetarian. Here you’ll eat as the monks do, with tea, spring rolls, and tasty all-vegetarian dishes.

On the western side of Lantau Island, we discovered the picturesque town of Tai O. Some refer to it as “Hong Kong’s Venice” because the town features many crisscrossing waterways, and the only real transportation is by boat.
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To see Lantau’s most famous sites, youwill have to either hop a local bus, or If you want flexibility,you can hire a taxi. No outside cars are allowed, and even local people are restrictedtodrivind during certain hours.


the sea land was a famous sight left hot you can rent alocal bus. If you want flexibility, you can hire a taxi. No outside cars areallowed, and even local people are restricted todrivind during certain hours.
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