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Lantau Island and the Po Lin Monastery, Hong Kong, China - 14th August 2001

Lantau Island is one of the group of islands near to Hong Kong, and is a 45-minute ferry trip away. Perched high up in the mountains is the Po Lin Monastery, home of a huge seated Buddha

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2001 Possibly the world's biggest cycle shed, near Mui Wo ferry port on Lantau Island

Possibly the world's biggest cycle shed, near Mui Wo ferry port on Lantau Island

2001 The long steps up to the Buddha

The long steps up to the Buddha

2001 Massive incense candles

Massive incense candles

2001 Burning incense sticks

Burning incense sticks

2001 Another incense burner

Another incense burner

2001 Anincense lantern

Anincense lantern

2001 More carvings

More carvings

2001 Carved dragons

Carved dragons

2001 A view inside one of the working temples

A view inside one of the working temples

2001 DH mills around outside

DH mills around outside

2001 The steps of the monastery

The steps of the monastery

2001 The gates connecting the Monstery with the Buddha

The gates connecting the Monstery with the Buddha

2001 The view from the top, overlooking Po Lin

The view from the top, overlooking Po Lin

2001 Buddha. Yes, there really is a <a href='http://www.buddhamuseum.com/shakyamuni-lotus-bronze.html#swastika'>swastika</a> on Buddha's chest

Buddha. Yes, there really is a swastika on Buddha's chest

2001 An offering to Buddha

An offering to Buddha

2001 A pagoda peeps up from the forest canopy

A pagoda peeps up from the forest canopy

2001 The statues make offerings to Buddha

The statues make offerings to Buddha

2001 Another aerial view of the monastery

Another aerial view of the monastery

2001 The ferry terminal at Mui Wo, the largest town on the island

The ferry terminal at Mui Wo, the largest town on the island

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Possibly the world's biggest cycle shed, near Mui Wo ferry port on Lantau Island

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