The Big Buddha on Lantau Island is the biggest sitting Buddha statue built outdoor. This majestic statue sits atop the peak of Mount Muk Yue. Po Lin Monastery has taken 12 years to plan and build this bronze Buddha statue that symbolizes the stability of Hong Kong, prosperity of China and peace on earth. It was 12 years in the making: 34 metres high, and accessible to visitors by a gruelling 268-step route up to its seat. Just beside the Buddha is Po Lin Monastery, a wondrous, incense-filled sanctum that ranks among Buddhism’s most importart institutions. To arouse your appetite, a traditional Buddhist vegetarian meal near the Ngong Ping Village would be your best choice.