Tian Tan Buddha, also known as the Big Buddha, is a large bronze statue of a Buddha Amoghasiddhi, completed in 1993, and located at Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, in Hong Kong. The statue is located near Po Lin Monastery and symbolises the harmonious relationship between man and nature, people and religion. It is a major centre of Buddhism in Hong Kong, and is also a popular tourist attraction.
Lantau Peak or Fung Wong Shan (Chinese: 鳳凰山, literally Chinese Firebird Mountain) is the second highest peak in Hong Kong and the highest point on Lantau Island, with a height of 934 m above sea level. It is most famous for the sunrise scenery viewed from the summit.
The Hanging Temple or Hanging Monastery is a temple built into a cliff (75 m above the ground) near Mount Heng in Hunyuan County, Shanxi province, China. The closest city is Datong, 64.23 km to the northwest. Along with the Yungang Grottoes, the Hanging Temple is one of the main tourist attractions and historical sites in the Datong area.
The Leshan Giant Buddha was built during the Tang Dynasty (618–907AD). It is carved out of a cliff face that lies at the confluence of the Minjiang, Dadu and Qingyi rivers in the southern part of Sichuan province in China, near the city of Leshan. The stone sculpture faces Mount Emei, with the rivers flowing below his feet. It is the largest stone Buddha in the world and it is by far the tallest pre-modern statue in the world.
Ganden Monastery (also Gaden or Gandain) or Ganden Namgyeling is one of the great three Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet, located at the top of Wangbur Mountain, Tagtse County, 36 km ENE from the Potala Palace in Lhasa, at an altitude of 4300 m. The other two great monasteries are Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery. Its full name is Ganden Namgyal Ling.
The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials, generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China in part to protect the Chinese Empire or its prototypical states against intrusions by various nomadic groups or military incursions by various warlike peoples or forces.
The Terracotta Army or the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses, is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210–209 BC and whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife.
Mount Everest is the highest mountain of the Earth, with a peak at 8848 meters above sea level and the 5th tallest mountain measured from the centre of the Earth. It is located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas. The international border between China and Nepal runs across the precise summit point. Its massif includes neighboring peaks Lhotse, 8516 m; Nuptse, 7855 m and Changtse, 7580 m.
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The hermitage at the top of the island is accessed by a narrow path, crossing the solid stone bridge, and going up 237 steps.
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