But before I continue, a warning: this temple is not for those with dodgy hearts and/or in bad condition. The climb until the top is steep and long.
The temple which sits on the top of a hill and the way there you will be passing lots of curvy paths filled with different statues of Buddhas. All of them have different faces and expressions from one another.
And it is not all, I read somewhere that the total amount of statues has actually surpassed the 12.000 count. Even more impressive considering that the builder, Yuet Kai, was already real old by the time the construction began and had to carry the materials all the way up to the hill.
When I made it up there, after much huffing and puffing, I could barely believe that an old guy had done this multiple times. Probably a day. On a Hong Kong summer. With a Buddha statue on his back. (well, most likely not with a statue on his back but imagine that)
I was really lucky to find the temple almost empty, a rarity in in crowded Hong Kong, so I managed to get some good shoots without anyone in the front of the places.
The view from up here is not as astonishing as the one in The Peak or Lantau Island but it is a nice bonus, an extra for all the walking you had to do to get up here.
And is possible to go inside of the Pagoda in the middle.
This temple also doubles as a cool destination for tourists wanting to see one of the many greats views on HK, and there are many.
The way back is not much different than the way up but there are few surprises. There are still some Buddha statues but you will find some smaller (way smaller) ones in the middle of the plants.
I don't know if they are left by the people that go to the temple or intentionally by the temple care takers. The one picture below you can see the size of few of them compared to one step of the stairs.
And that is all for today, thank for your visiting and I hope you enjoyed what you saw.
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Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M5
Lens: Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 and Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 12-50mm f3.5-6.3