Po Lin Monastery

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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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