Saturday, 8 March 2014

The Giant Buddha

The Po Lin Monastery is very pretty, with a grand Buddha hall and a restaurant in a tranquil garden surrounded by water and blossoming sakura trees. 

The giant Buddha watches serenely as thousands of tourists huff and puff up the 268 steps (that’s around a 20 story building). It is indeed impressive and huge.

The Wisdom Path is about a mile away down a well-travelled sidewalk thick with people. The Path itself has tall wooden monuments set in a figure eight that represent the Heart Sutra, which gives the secret to the essence of wisdom. By extension, walking the Path makes you wise. Obviously I circled it till I was dizzy.

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