Po Lin Monastery
Besides as the must-go destination for prayers, Po Lin Monastery is also a top destination for tourists to experience the natural and cultural side of Hong Kong.
The Monastery was initially a small temple constructed by three buddhists in 1924. Over the years, more structures have been added, such as the big temple (Picture below) and the world's largest Big Buddha. Also, it is situated on a mountainous area of Lantau Island. As such it becomes one of the top must-go destinations for visitors to Hong Kong.
This statue is the world's largest Buddha statue, by using bronze, it's 34 metres tall and weighs 250 tonnes, empowered in December 1993.
It costs nothing to reach the Big Buddha, however, one has to purchase a vegetarian coupon for entry into the 3 levels exhibition hall beneath the Big Buddha. During some major Chinese holidays this majestic bronze Buddha draws pilgrims from all over Asia.