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For a change from Hong Kong shots I present you today my first shot from Lantau Island.I know it´s a typical postcard view(processed in HDR from one RAW file),but I think it shows the best how huge the Statue of the Buddha really is.

The statue is named Tian Tan Buddha because its base is a model of the Altar of Heaven or Earthly Mount of Tian Tan, the Temple of Heaven in Beijing. It is one of the five large Buddha statues in China. The Buddha statue sits on a lotus throne on top of a three-platform altar. It is surrounded by six smaller bronze statues known as "The Offering of the Six Devas" and are posed offering flowers, incense, lamp, ointment, fruit, and music to the Buddha. These offerings symbolize charity, morality, patience, zeal, meditation, and wisdom, all of which are necessary to enter into nirvana.
The Buddha is 34 metres (112 ft) tall, weighs 250 metric tons (280 short tons).

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Additional Photos by Krzysztof Kusy (krzychu30) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1698 W: 0 N: 3209] (15332)
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