High in the mountains of Lantau Island sits the remote Po Lin Monastery, accessible only to monks and tourists.
And right across the square sits the famous Big Buddha.
Someone told me it would take 500 steps to reach the base of the statue, but I think they were confused with another monastery. I only counted two hundred and forty or so, but it was still enough to make me winded… Thanks, big guy!
At the foot of Big Buddha are smaller statues of servants with offerings.
But ’round the Buddha’s backside is an even more impressive display, a breathtaking view of the South China Sea.