Saturday, January 31, 2015

Lantau Island, the Giant Buddha | Hong Kong


Postcard
Lantau Island is the largest island in Hong Kong. Tian Tan Buddha, also known as the Big Buddha, is a large bronze statue of a Buddha located near the Po Lin Monastery on Lantau Island. The Buddha is 34 metres (112 ft) tall and visitors have to climb 268 steps to reach the Buddha.

This giant Buddha is named Tian Tan Buddha because its base is a model of the Altar of Heaven, part of the Unesco World Heritage site Temple of Heaven in Beijing.

Stamp
Part of a set of six stamps about Cantonese opera costumes, issue 2014. 

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