Thursday, 26 May 2016

Thursday 26, May, 2016

Wow! Between blackout drapes and being the end of the trip, we woke up at 8:30! We have never slept that late before. Today we took the underground to Lantau Island to ride the Cablecar. It opened in 2006 and is 5.7k long!

One of the new roads/bridges being built.
Planes lined up on the runway ready to go!

When we got to the top we walked to the Wisdom Path...38 timber columns, between 8-10 metres high carved with the calligraphy of "Heart Sutra" the concept of emptiness and arranged in the form of infinity. I did read it but I could not understand it!
We then walked up to see the Big Buddha, the largest seated outdoor bronze Buddha statue. 26 metres high, 250 tonnes and made of 202 separate bronze pieces. It is honored as one of the "Ten Engineering Wonders in Hong Kong".
We walked up 200 steps to the Buddha!

Then it was time to take the tram down.
There was an outlet shopping center at the subway station so we spent awhile wandering thru the very expensive even for an outlet center.
This boy and girl were playing this unusual instrument in the subway. They played so beautifully! What a wonderful sound the instrument made! I have no idea what it was!

1 comment:

  1. What a huge Buddha and a great cable car ride.