Last week, we paid a visit to Tsz Shan Monastery. It’s a Buddhist temple located in Tai Po District, in the south of Hong Kong Island. Much of the building funds were donated by the Mr. Li Ka-shing, the richest man of Asia.
Everything was free throughout the whole visit: Free entrance (upon online reservation to limit the number of visitors each day), guided tour, shuttle bus, teas and cakes, books…..etc. This policy intends to promote Buddhism to the Hong Kong population.
The monastery was built using ancient building techniques as during the Tang Dynasty. Every architectural detail has a signification. The whole area is most peaceful and quiet, unlike the other side of Hong Kong Island.
I loved the sacred trees, the Buddhist fountains, the beautiful temples……. However, the most impressive part of the monastery is this Guanyin statue. It is made of bronze, 76 meters in height, the second highest in the world.