The Po Lin Monastery is located at the Ngong Ping on the Island of Lantau in Hong Kong. This Buddhist monastery was originally built by the three monks and initially called as the Da Maopeng. It was renamed in the Year 1924 as Po Lin Monastery. It has now become one of the most popular and renowned tourist destinations in Hong Kong.
This monastery has Da Xiong Bao Dian or the Great Hall of Treaseure, the Hall of Ti-tsang Bodhisttva, the Maitreya hall, the Banruo Hall, the Weituo hall and The Sutra Collection Hall. The Da Xiong Bao Dian are enshrined there Buddhas i.e. Sakyamuni, Dipamkarara and Maitreya. There is a bronze statue of Ti-tsang Bodhisattva in the Hall of Ti-tsand Bodhisattva which weighs about 200 Kilograms and there is a bronze well which weigh about 1000 kilogram.
Tan Big Buddha is located on the peak of the Muyu Mountain and it is the most famous. It depicts Sakyamuni, sitting on a lotus pedestal in the position of meditation. It covers an area of about 2,340 square meters and the Buddha with its pedestal is about 112 feet or 34 meters high.
The pedestal has three storied exhibition hall which includes the Fajie Hall, the Gongde hall and the Shakyamuni Memorial Hall. The Fajie Hall displays the wooden book which has records of about 160 bodhisattvas gathering together for discussing the sutras. There is a statue of Ti-Tsang Bodhisattva enshrined in the Gongde Hall standing on lotus pedestal with a cane in his hand. In the Sakyamuni Memorial Hall, the relics of the Sakyamuni are worshipped and it was received from Sri Lanka in the year 1992. This temple is very famous place for the Buddhist and Buddhist disciples from all over the world visit here making this place a must for any Buddhism follower.