The Big Buddha is one of my most favorite attractions in Hong Kong. For starters, he's massive and I am completely captivated by it. In order to reach the Buddha, you must take a tram (I opted for the glass bottom version, so cool!) and as he comes into view what starts as a small statue in the distance becomes a larger than life sculpture atop a mountain. I took more pictures of the Buddha than anything else on my trip, by far. The details are just so neat and there's a calm in his open palm. A few of these hang by my desk at work to remind me to be peaceful, purposeful and compassionate. (I'm not Buddhist but I do enjoy learning about other religions and philosophy's - this is a great summary of Buddhism beliefs if you're interested.)
If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.
I'm in Hong Kong again until through the 1st week of April so responses may be a little slow, thanks for your patience and as always, thanks for reading!