The Tian Tan Buddha -- popularly known as The Big Buddha -- up on Lantau Island's Ngong Ping plateau is one of Hong Kong's most iconic sights -- along with such as the view from Tsim Sha Tsui across Victoria Harbour to the northern section of Hong Kong Island -- and popular tourist attractions.
The last time I visited close to a couple of years ago, I actually went there to temporarily escape the at times oppressive high summer heat and humidity as the 450 meter Ngong Ping plateau regularly is one of the coolest places in Hong Kong. But once I got up there (via a Ngong Ping 360 cable car ride), I couldn't but help but succumb to my shutterbug cum tourist instincts and take a whole bunch of photographs of the Big Buddha.
For the most part, most of these photos have since been just shut away in my computer memory. But I figure that this week's Photo Hunt would be a good opportunity and time to share six of those shots with others by putting them up on this blog. (This particularly since the photos I have with the number six or six distinct items in them just aren't as eye-catching as any of my six photos of a statue that I do find visually impressive on its own as well as because of its particular setting -- and thus reckon is worth more than one, two or even three looks! ;b).