1st time (3) visiting the Tian Tan Buddha in Lantau Island.......the world's largest outdoor bronze Buddha.
Took the HK MTR to Tung Chung station to take the cable car (also first time (4) taking this cable car).
The ride was very scenic and well a little scary at times........it was said that each cable car could hold up to 17 persons......but I just can't imagine that happening and wouldn't ever want to be in that thing with more than 8 people.
Do check with the weather station/conditions as if there's strong winds or typhoon, they will shut down the rides for the day.
Up Up and away.....
At some point, you can see the HKIA Airport.......
The weather was perfect..........not foggy and could see the Buddha clearly.
Slowly we approach the Tian Tan Big Buddha...天坛大佛.
I've always wondered why we don't get to see the Buddha when our plane take off from the HKIAirport....and this trip while the plane took off I caught a glimpse of the Buddha statue again..... from far away.......but as we ascended pretty fast and so I could not take any picture.
My relative say we are quite lucky that day as it wasn't too foggy and can get to see the Buddha statue clearly. Was very happy that day as I've always wanted to come see the Great Buddha.
Think there was like about one hundred over steps to climb up......The scenery was worth every step......