Achieve Nirvana: Tian Tan Buddha

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Completed in 1993, the statue is located near the Po Lin Monastery and symbolizes the harmonious relationship between man and nature. It is a major center of Buddhism in Hong Kong, and is also a popular tourist attraction. Visitors have 240 steps to climb to reach this immense bronze statue. At 112 ft tall and weighing in at 275 tons, it is one of the world’s largest Buddhas.

Tian Tan Buddha: World Wonder

Also known as the Big Buddha, itis a large bronze statue of aBuddha Amoghasiddhi, completed in 1993, and located at Ngong Ping,Lantau Island, in Hong Kong. The statue is located near Po Lin Monastery and symbolises the harmonious relationship between man and nature, people and religion. It is a major centre of Buddhismin Hong Kong, and is also a popular tourist attraction.

The History of The Tian Tan Buddha

It was constructed beginning in 1990, and was finished on December 29, 1993, the day of the enlightenment of Gautama Buddha, the founder of the Buddhist religion. The statue was formed out of 202 separate pieces ofbronze. In addition to the exterior components, there is a strong steel framework inside the statue to support the heavy load. When the statue was completed, monks from around the world were invited to the opening ceremony. Distinguished visitors from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and the United States all took part in the proceedings.

On October 18, 1999, the Hong Kong Post Office issued a stamp depicting the Tian Tan Buddha. The MTR corporation has also issued a souvenir ticket featuring a photograph of the statue.

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