20 Attractions to Explore Near Po Lin Monastery
The main temple houses many Buddhist scriptures and three bronze statues of the Buddha – representing his past, present and future.
Large bronze statue of Buddha Shakyamuni. The statue is sited near Po Lin Monastery and symbolizes the harmonious relationship between man and nature, people and faith. It is a major center of Buddhism in Hong Kong and is also a tourist attraction.
Ngong Ping 360 connects Tung Chung, on the north coast of Lantau and itself linked to central Hong Kong by the Tung Chung Line, with the Ngong Ping area in the hills above- home to the Po Lin Monastery and the Tian Tan Buddha. Before Ngong Ping 360's opening, the only access was via a mountain road and bus service.
Sunset Peak or Tai Tung Shan is the third highest peak in Hong Kong. It is situated on Lantau Island within Lantau South Country Park and Lantau North Country Park and stands at a height of 869 metres (2,851 ft) above the sea level. The second highest Lantau Peak is on the western part of the island.
The Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge is a 55-kilometre bridge–tunnel system consisting of a series of three cable-stayed bridges, an undersea tunnel, and four artificial islands. It is both the longest sea crossing and the longest open-sea fixed link on earth.
Hong Kong Disneyland is a theme park located on reclaimed land in Penny's Bay, Lantau Island. It is the largest theme park in Hong Kong, followed by Ocean Park Hong Kong. The park consists of seven themed areas: Main Street, U.S.A., Fantasyland, Adventureland, Tomorrowland, Grizzly Gulch, Mystic Point, and Toy Story Land.
The Inspiration Lake is a 12-hectare artificial lake located in Penny's Bay, Lantau Island. The artificial lake of 12 hectares features water cascade, water jets, and aquatic plants. Along with a 1500 m jogging trail emanating from the boat renting center and extending around the lake, there are fitness stations, gazebos and a bridge overlooking a small, picturesque waterfall.
It is an evangelical Christian theme park centered, according to its own materials, on the themes of nature, art, education and love. The park's centerpiece is the world's first full-size simulation of Noah's Ark. Alighting from the ark are sculptures of 67 life-size pairs of exotic animals, birds, and creatures.
Ping Shan Heritage Trail is a heritage trail located in the Ping Shan area of Yuen Long District, in Hong Kong. It passes through the villages of Hang Tau Tsuen, Hang Mei Tsuen, and Sheung Cheung Wai and it includes several declared monuments and graded buildings.
Victoria Peak Garden is a Chinese style garden near the summit of Victoria Peak in Hong Kong. The former Mountain Lodge, an alternate residence for the Governor of Hong Kong, was located there, which has since been demolished, but the park remains as an attraction at the Peak.
Madame Tussauds Hong Kong is a museum exhibiting the wax likenesses of world-famous people. The founder, Madame Tussaud (1761-1850), was an outstanding artist in France, well known all over the world for her wax products. The Hong Kong branch houses nearly 100 wax figures of internationally known personalities, with Asian figures taking up more than a third of the total, of which sixteen were Hong Kongers.
Temple for the worship of the civil or literature god Man Tai and the martial god Mo Tai. The two gods were popularly patronized by scholars and students seeking progress in their study. The temple has a traditional interior with dozens of incense spirals overhead.
Western Market is one of the oldest structures in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. The current structure was the North Block of the original Western Market. It is the oldest surviving market building in the city. The former South Block was demolished in 1981 and its site is now occupied by the Sheung Wan Complex.