The day started early Sunday morning, after a smart decision to stay in on a Saturday night we journeyed off to see the Tian Tan Buddha discovering what the fuss is all about. It stands 34 metres high, made from a majestic bronze material and overlooks the North, designed to give a blessing to all it sees. Drawing pilgrims, tourists and locals amongst the lush mountainous scenery of Lantau Island. Sitting within the Po Lin Monarchy, the Tian Tan Buddha informally known as the Big Buddha was definitely a must see recommendation from all of us.
I love it when you go to a museum and it actually has a lot of interesting things about the actual country which the museum is located in. The Hong Kong Museum of History is just that, a well-documented re-enactment of over 400 million years of history within Hong Kong and Southern China. If you want to get a good feel for those times this is a great place to start and probably the closest you will ever get.
We’d had a busy morning, including the climb of 268 steps to reach the famous Tian Tan Buddha (or Big Buddha to friends) on Lantau Island.
While the heat and humidity made it tempting to return to the rooftop swimming pool at Hotel Jen, I decided to push on and tick some more items off my growing Hong Kong bucket list. But first I needed a sugar boost to make it through the afternoon.