Friday, February 13, 2009

The Giant Buddha

Back in the 1970s, a group of monks in Hong Kong had the idea to build a giant Buddha on a Lantau Island hilltop. Then, more recently, someone else had the idea to build a massive cable car that would take people over land and water up to the peak. The result is a very cool and interesting few hours spent riding and admiring.

At one point in the day, we found ourselves chowing down on some decent vegetarian snacks over at the monastery. As we sat there next to a group of monks, we talked about how, in some respects, the experience was not all that unlike our trips over to the National Cathedral, walking past beautiful little chapels and then enjoying some chocolate pudding while sitting next to groups of nuns.



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