Giant Buddah Statue // Hong Kong Film

Cities and Landscapes

We decided to go up to Ngong Ping Village, an old-style village up in the hills of Lantau Island. It’s ‘old-style’ and not ‘old’ because it is a tourist place! Designed to look old while offering full internet access, Starbucks Coffee and indoor heating. Nonetheless, it still possessed some old qualities, such as the Giant Buddah Statue, the largest in the world. It was a long hike up never-ending stairs to the top and if it weren’t already cold enough, a cold wind blew once we were at the top. Since we were all ill-prepared for Hong Kong’s springtime weather, my father and I bought a pair of thick scarves such that we wouldn’t get the chills. I was sick for the next two weeks, so I don’t think it worked.

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