Hong Kong’s Ngong Ping Plateau

Ngong Ping Plateau, situated on Lantau Island was a busy place where there appeared to be more locals than tourist.

Giant Buddha, Ngong Ping Plateau
Giant Buddha, Ngong Ping Plateau

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.

Goddesses guarding the Buddha, Ngong Ping Plateau
Goddesses guarding the Buddha, Ngong Ping Plateau
Huge incense burner, Ngong Ping Plateau
Huge incense burner, Ngong Ping Plateau
Steps leading to the Buddha, Ngong Ping Plateau
Steps leading to the Buddha, Ngong Ping Plateau
Inside monastery grounds, Ngong Ping Plateau
Inside monastery grounds, Ngong Ping Plateau

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.

Monastery, Ngong Ping Plateau
Monastery, Ngong Ping Plateau

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