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Im in Hong Kong. Is there somthing you would recammend

Postby Prasadachitta » Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:51 pm

I have all kinds of travel advise but Im asking in regards to Buddhist things.

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Re: Im in Hong Kong. Is there somthing you would recammend

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:54 pm

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The Big Buddha on Lantau Island and the stairs going up! I have not been there, but plan to one day.

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Re: Im in Hong Kong. Is there somthing you would recammend

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Thu Nov 26, 2009 5:24 pm

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Re: Im in Hong Kong. Is there somthing you would recammend

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:49 pm

Yes, the Big Buddha is a spectacular day trip (allow a whole day). If you purchase a ticket for lunch at the monastery, which you can do at the bottom of the steps or at the monastery itself, as I recall, you can visit the interior.

A short walk away there is a cool sculpture of the Heart Sutra carved on wooden poles. I'll try to find some photos.

If you don't have so much time I'd visit the temple at Wong Tai Sin (easily accessible from the MTR) to see a somewhat typical modern urban Chinese temple. There's also a temple of 10,000 Buddha's which I think is on the KCR, and should be in the guide books.

There are Thai temples, but they are out in the New Territories and not so easy to get to.



Also, the Buddhist Philosophy Bookstore has several branches around the city (Central and somewhere near Mongkok, and near The University of Hong Kong are the ones I've been to). You can pick up a lot of interesting stuff in those stores...)

I can give you some more detailed info if you need it, and you may get some more up to date info from our Venerable Mahayana Friend...

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Re: Im in Hong Kong. Is there somthing you would recammend

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:55 pm

Here's a Wikipedia link to the Tian Tan temple
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tian_Tan_Buddha
and a photo of the Heart Sutra planks:
http://www.travelpod.com/travel-photo/l ... /tpod.html
You need to take your own English translation...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_Sutra

Wong Tai Sin Temple
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wong_Tai_Sin_Temple

10000 Buddhas
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_Thousa ... _Monastery

More stuff:
http://jmsc.hku.hk/hkstories/content/view/42/1052/
http://mingkok.buddhistdoor.com/en/
(Check out the latter in case there is something interesting on...).

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Re: Im in Hong Kong. Is there somthing you would recammend

Postby Prasadachitta » Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:48 pm

Thank you Mike. Thank you David. Oh yes mindfulness is definitely a visit I will be attempting. There is an added layer of difficulty there due to travel fatigue and jet lag. I just flew in from San Francisco. Thank you Venerable Pesala.


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Re: Im in Hong Kong. Is there somthing you would recammend

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:01 pm

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:Be mindful!


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Im in Hong Kong. Is there somthing you would recammend

Postby jcsuperstar » Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:58 pm

i once sat in hong kong for 5 hours with nothing to do.... i hope your visit is more productive
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Re: Im in Hong Kong. Is there somthing you would recammend

Postby mikenz66 » Fri Nov 27, 2009 12:20 am

jcsuperstar wrote:i once sat in hong kong for 5 hours with nothing to do.... i hope your visit is more productive

You mean in the airport? Last trip I had a shower (which was much more expensive than in Singapore on the way to Europe...).

Actually, if the cable car up Lantau peak is running 5 hours would be enough time to go out and see the Big Buddha.

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Re: Im in Hong Kong. Is there somthing you would recammend

Postby jcsuperstar » Fri Nov 27, 2009 12:46 am

yeah i just stayed in the airport...
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Re: Im in Hong Kong. Is there somthing you would recammend

Postby Paññāsikhara » Fri Nov 27, 2009 3:15 am

mikenz66 wrote:
jcsuperstar wrote:i once sat in hong kong for 5 hours with nothing to do.... i hope your visit is more productive

You mean in the airport? Last trip I had a shower (which was much more expensive than in Singapore on the way to Europe...).

Actually, if the cable car up Lantau peak is running 5 hours would be enough time to go out and see the Big Buddha.

Mike


I remember once, coming back from Beijing to Taibei, we did a transfer in HK. With only a couple of hours, we headed out from the airport to go and see the "big buddha". It is on the same island as the airport.

Now I live here, I seldom make it over that way, except to use the airport, and a couple of visits to the max security prison which is on the other side of the island! haha!
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