Tian Tan Buddha, also known as the Big Buddha, is the largest outdoor, seated, bronze statue of a Buddha, completed in 1993, and located at Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, in Hong Kong. The statue is located near Po Lin Monastery and symbolises the harmonious relationship between man and nature, people and religion. It is a major centre of Buddhism in Hong Kong, and is also a popular tourist attraction, bringing in more than one million piers per annum.
The Buddha Statue’s right hand is raised, representing the removal of affliction; his left hand rests on his knee, signifying human happiness. While most Buddha statues face South, Tian Tan casts his serene gaze towards the North, making this statue unique amongst its peers. The Tian Tan Buddha Statue possesses a quiet power that you can’t help but be drawn to; its serene presence is a balm for your soul, providing the ultimate escape from the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong.