Since its completion in 1993, this massive bronze statue has called on visitors from all over the world to come and marvel at the presence of Buddha Shakyamuni. From this aerial side view, you're able to see the intricate detail on the buddha as it sits prominently on the hill of Ngong Ping.
(before flying a drone, follow local regulations and permit requirements)
Po Lin Monastery and the Buddha are open to the public between 10am and 5:30pm
How to get there
N22° 15' 17.7516"E113° 54' 22.2336"
This drone image is of the side of Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha) on Lantau Island in Ngong Ping. I flew my drone from the open space at Ngong Ping Piazza to get this perspective.
One way to get there is by taking the ferry to Mui Wo from Central, then Bus No 2 from the Mui Wo Ferry Pier. A more exciting route would be to take the Ngong Ping Cable Car from Tung Chung MTR station. Tickets aren't cheap, but you'll get incredible views of the island along the way. Consider doing a one-way up, and then walk down to the Mui Wo ferry pier while enjoying the beautiful natural environment.
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