Hong Kong: The Big Buddha

Thursday, March 29, 2012

I'm currently in Hong Kong and sharing photo's and stories from my last trip. Catch up on the last few posts here

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.
-The Buddha

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! 


  1. I love this Ash. They have a gold one in Phuket and I was completely captivated, too. Great pictures photog buddy!

  2. What gorgeous photos–and the glass-bottom train sounds like such an amazing way to make the trip!

  3. WOW. this is amazing. i love that you get to travel so much for your work--what a blessing! when we went to thailand for our honeymoon we saw one of the giant buddahs (literally called "The Big Buddah Temple"), and i took more pics of it than anything else on our trip. so beautiful.

  4. nice posting.. thanks for sharing.

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