The Po Lin Monastery is located in Ngong Ping on Lantau Island in Hong Kong. Originally, the Buddhist monastery was built by three monks andwas initially called Da Maopeng. In 1924, however, it was renamedPo Lin Monastery. About 70 years later, the Po Lin Monastery has become one ofthe most renowned and most popular tourist destinations in Hong Kong.

The Monastery consists of the Da Xiong Bao Dian (the Great Hall of Treasure), the Maitreya Hall, the Hall of Ti-tsang Bodhisattva, the Weituo Hall, the Banruo Hall, the Sutra-Collection Hall and other impressive structures. In the Da Xiong Bao Dian, for example, are enshrined three Buddhas – Sakyamuni, Dipamkarara and Maitreya. In the Hall of Ti-tsang Bodhisattva there stands a bronze statue of Ti-tsang Bodhisattva, which weighs approximately 200 kilograms (441 pounds). There is also a 1,000 kilogram bronze bell.

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  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Cheers Audrey

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  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent work Paul

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Thank you very much Bob

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  • 1stImpressions
    1stImpressionsalmost 4 years ago

    wow this is brilliant

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  • Craig Hender
    Craig Henderalmost 4 years ago

    Fabulous shot Paul.

  • Thank you very much Craig

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  • Lilian Marshall
    Lilian Marshallalmost 4 years ago
    Have been to the Po Lin monastry on Lantau . Did you go the Tao fishing village .Some of the fishermen live in metal houses which just look like boxes really .Can you imagine in all that heat living in a metal house .
  • Thanks again Lillian, yes, we went to Tao O village, I got told off for taking photos of the locals there.

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  • Ryan Davison Crisp
    Ryan Davison C...almost 4 years ago

    i like this, the red of the flags really adds to the composition

  • Thank you very much Ryan

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  • Lilian Marshall
    Lilian Marshallalmost 4 years ago
    How times have changed they didn’t mind when we went in 1989 . Did you go across on a small boat .There was a rope suspended across from one side to the other and an old lady in the boat pulled us across . Where she got the strength from I don’t know as she looked about 90. Would love to go back .
  • No, there is a bridge there now, the old lady finally retired, but the rep told us about the old lady. I think they get a bit fed up with tourists that take photos and never spend any money. The next picture I put up will be from Tao O

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  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent image, Paul!

  • Cheers Bela

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  • Get Carter
    Get Carterover 3 years ago

    absolutly fantastic!

  • Many thanks realgetcarter

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  • dedmanshootn
    dedmanshootnalmost 3 years ago

    very interesting piece. cool info too. and you don;t have to call me mister or sir ;-) (sir was my grampa)

  • Thank you, it was my sense of humour as I could not be bothered to write your whole name and could not find your real name

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