Lantau Island and the Po Lin Monastery - 14th August 2001

Lantau Island is one of the group of islands near to Hong Kong, and is a 45-minute ferry trip away. Perched high up in the mountains is the Po Lin Monastery, home of a huge seated Buddha

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Possibly the world's biggest cycle shed, near Mui Wo ferry port on Lantau Island

Possibly the world's biggest cycle shed, near Mui Wo ferry port on Lantau Island

The ceremonial gates connecting the Monstery with the Buddha, high in the misty mountains

The ceremonial gates connecting the Monstery with the Buddha, high in the misty mountains


There's incense everywhere

There's incense everywhere



A detail of some of the ornate carved relief on the walls of a temple

A detail of some of the ornate carved relief on the walls of a temple

Po Lin is very much a working monastery - this is the view inside one of the temples

Po Lin is very much a working monastery - this is the view inside one of the temples

DH mills around outside

DH mills around outside



The long flight of steps up to the Buddha

The long flight of steps up to the Buddha

The view from the top, overlooking Po Lin

The view from the top, overlooking Po Lin

Buddha. Yes, there really is a swastika on Buddha's chest

Buddha. Yes, there really is a swastika on Buddha's chest

A pagoda peeps up from the forest canopy

A pagoda peeps up from the forest canopy

The statues make offerings to Buddha

The statues make offerings to Buddha

Something of a dramatic change of scenery in the ferry terminal at Mui Wo, the largest town on the island

Something of a dramatic change of scenery in the ferry terminal at Mui Wo, the largest town on the island

 
   
   
   
   
   
   

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