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Marie in Hong Kong

Marie in Hong Kong

Discovery of Hong Kong


The 10 000 Buddhas Monastery

Publié par Marie sur 16 Juin 2011, 17:03pm

Catégories : #Treks

The 10000 Buddhas Monastery is a Buddhist temple in the new territories. It was built in 1957 and the monks carried by foot all the materials along the mountain by themselves. It is also a sacred site in HK as well as classified as a Historic Building and no monks are living there anymore.

 

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At the start of the path, there are more than 400 steps to climb but hopefully, Buddha’s statues are welcoming you.

 

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The most amazing part is that there have all different shapes, sizes and representations…: smiling Buddha, fat Buddha, Buddhas discussing together, androgynous Buddha… you have plenty of choices to select your favorites.

 

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Don’t even ask me to show you all of them, it is just impossible, there are too many of them!

 

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At the top, the monastery has a giant pagoda and a temple with more than 13000 small Buddha statues on the walls. Again none of those small statues are the same…

 

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You have access to the top of the pagoda to have a look at the green scenery of the New Territories around, it is just few more steps to climb...

 

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We were not suppose to take pictures inside the temple, we didnt know it so we took first pictures and then a security guard told us it was forbidden.

I think this covered wall is worth a picture for you to see, but inside the temple there is also the corpse of the founder exposed and it could damaged it.

 

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If you don't feel too tired yet, you can also climb to the top of the mountain, there is a smaller temple and still other Buddhas statues are there to watch you.

 

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