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10 000 Buddhas Monastery Sha Tin.

10 000 Buddhas Monastery Sha Tin.

 
 
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You climb some 400 steps to reach this temple: but look on the bright side, for each step you get about 32 Buddhas. The uphill path through dense vegetation is lined with life-size golden Buddhas in all kinds of positions. If you're dragging bored kids along, get them to play "Spot the Celebrity Lookalike" on the way. In summer bring water and insect repellent. Prepare to be dazzled inside the main temple, where walls are stacked with gilded ceramic statuettes. There are actually nearly 13,000 Buddhas here, made by Shanghai craftsmen and donated by worshippers over the decades. Kwun Yum, goddess of mercy, is one of several deities honored in the crimson-walled courtyard.

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16/03/2009
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Bernard Spragg
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