Big Buddha Located In Ngong Ping On Lan Tau Island In Hong Kong
Spreading serenity with a single wave.
**Backgrounder: Erected in 1993, the Tian Tan Buddha (nicknamed Big Buddha) resides within the mountainous landscape of Lan Tau island in the region of Ngong Ping in Hong Kong. Set in place as a symbol of both purity and achieved enlightenment, it is named 'Tian Tan' because its base is modelled after the Altar Of Heaven in Tian Tan, the Temple of Heaven, in Beijing, China. A true engineering marvel, the statue weighs in at over 250 metric tons and stands 34 meters tall.**