Ngong Ping Plateau, situated on Lantau Island was a busy place where there appeared to be more locals than tourist.
Perched at the highest elevation was a giant Buddha with a circular platform so the statue could be viewed from all sides. I climbed the steps, fighting the crowds. Statues of goddesses enhanced the site as well as the view.
Not far from the Buddha was a huge Chinese style white structure. I’d seen one almost identical in Korea. And beyond this was a monastery. The area was beautifully maintained and somewhere in its vicinity I read there was a vegetarian restaurant.