PO LIN PAGODA - HONG KONG
The Po Lin pagoda built in 1924 is located at 450m altitude Ngong Ping Plateau (Lantau Island.) Known as the "Buddhist Kingdom in the South", it ranks first as the most magnificent structures amongst the four popular Buddhist temples in Hong Kong. The main pagoda houses 3 bronze statues of the Buddha representing his past, present and future lives as well as many Buddhist scriptures. The main attraction of Po Lin is a big copper statue of Sakyamuni located on the top of the Muyushan Mountain. The statue is 34m high and weighs 250 tons. The pedestal of the statue is a three-story exhibition hall in which there is a big bell. The bell is delicately engraved with Buddhist figures and Buddhist scriptures.