Thursday, May 5, 2011

Big Buddha

The other big tourist attraction in Hong Kong is going to visit the big Buddha and to get there you take a magical gondola up the mountain.  There has never been any accidents and it's about a 30 minute ride from the subway.   It is the largest bronze outdoor Buddha in the world, it makes me wonder were the largest one is. 
Awww don't we look cute riding the gondola? There were ice cream cones waiting for us at the top!
Then we worked off those ice cream calories by climbing to the top.
There were statues offering gifts to Buddha.  I always think religious places like this are a little intense because you can sense the importance.  There is also a ton of hiking trails that swirl up the hills and you can see the monks and people climbing the hills. 
I've started painting here in Hong Kong and I will post pictures soon. :)

16 comments:

zepdragon said...

This looks amazing. Glad you are having such a great trip :) Maybe I'll visit someday.

Also if you are ever near, I recommend Lungern, Switzerland. Artificial Lake in the mountains, you take gondola up half the mountain, ski-lift up the other, then ride down on these monster wheeled scooters! :D

Made Budi said...

An awesome trip, great shot & nice pics

shopgirl said...

Cool photos! I always thought the largest Buddha statue was in Thailand...I guess not. :-).

Glad you guys are having a great time! It is a really cool city.
xoxo

Felicity said...

The gondola ride looks so awesome!

-E- said...

wow, "big buddha" might be an understatement.

Mandy Crandell said...

Giant stuff! I want a photo of it!

Cindy said...

i love the gondola ride and the ice cream. the buddha is pretty cool, too :). enjoy your weekend!

jen said...

very cool...i have to say i'm super psyched to see some of your paintings!!

red-handed said...

Buddha! Makes the one we bought at a garage sale a million years ago look rather sad.

Jenn Feeney said...

Thanks for sharing your trip Erika! It looks like you're having so much fun! :) We will miss you tonight at Kristen & Shelly's party, but I'm sure we'll be talking about you and your adventures in Hong Kong - so you'll be there in a way. Keep the posts coming! I love hearing about your trip!

bobbi said...

It's foggy it looks like London, but I'm loving it. The largest budhha is something I have to see.
Can't wait for pictures of your paintings in HK:

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Continue to share your amazing travel!~Magical!!

Jenn @ Live Love Life Now! said...

I just had to say I loved your matching gray t-shirts...too cute :)

And the giant buddha wasn't bad either! Super cool :)

I love the energy of those intensely spiritual places...you can sense a lot about the people by seeing what they hold near and dear.

Can't wait to see the paintings you are doing! Jenn

rebecca said...

wow, what an amazing trip. great shots!

Kristen said...

That must have been such an amazing experience! I really respect Buddhism and would love to have seen that Buddha in person :) I would love to see some of your Hong Kong paintings!

Gillian said...

This is like a newly restored monument in Hong Kong, should check it out!

http://gillian-chu.blogspot.com/2011/04/resurrection-king-yin-lei-open-day.html