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Touring Hong Kong : Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Man Fat Tsz at Sha Tin

I’ve seen some nice Buddhas in Taiwan, but this cute temple in Hong Kong gives Buddha a whole new twist. Next to Pai Tau Village in the Shatin area lies the road leading up to the mountain-top Ten Thousand (10000) Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Tsz).

Touring Hong Kong : Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Man Fat Tsz at Sha Tin

Touring Hong Kong : Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Man Fat Tsz at Sha Tin

If you think, like I did, that the number 10000 is an exaggeration, think again. Going up the mountain to the temple there are thousands of Buddhas, some of them very different and unique. Trust me, I took a photo of most of them.

Here are  some of the ones I really liked for how their "personality" is projected :

Touring Hong Kong : Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Man Fat Tsz at Sha Tin

Touring Hong Kong : Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Man Fat Tsz at Sha Tin

Touring Hong Kong : Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Man Fat Tsz at Sha Tin

Touring Hong Kong : Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Man Fat Tsz at Sha Tin

Touring Hong Kong : Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Man Fat Tsz at Sha Tin

Touring Hong Kong : Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Man Fat Tsz at Sha Tin

Touring Hong Kong : Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Man Fat Tsz at Sha Tin

Touring Hong Kong : Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Man Fat Tsz at Sha Tin

Touring Hong Kong : Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Man Fat Tsz at Sha Tin

Touring Hong Kong : Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Man Fat Tsz at Sha Tin

Touring Hong Kong : Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Man Fat Tsz at Sha Tin

Touring Hong Kong : Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Man Fat Tsz at Sha Tin

Touring Hong Kong : Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Man Fat Tsz at Sha Tin

Touring Hong Kong : Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Man Fat Tsz at Sha Tin

Touring Hong Kong : Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Man Fat Tsz at Sha Tin

Touring Hong Kong : Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Man Fat Tsz at Sha Tin

Touring Hong Kong : Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Man Fat Tsz at Sha Tin

Touring Hong Kong : Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Man Fat Tsz at Sha Tin

Touring Hong Kong : Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Man Fat Tsz at Sha Tin

Touring Hong Kong : Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Man Fat Tsz at Sha Tin

This Buddha seems to be talking on his mobile…

Touring Hong Kong : Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Man Fat Tsz at Sha Tin

We had a long discussion whether this next Buddha…

Touring Hong Kong : Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Man Fat Tsz at Sha Tin

is riding a peacock or a phoenix (I say phoenix).

But that’s just the road leading up. There are a few thousands more up where the temple is, some having a hint of Hinduism to them.

Touring Hong Kong : Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Man Fat Tsz at Sha Tin

Touring Hong Kong : Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Man Fat Tsz at Sha Tin

Touring Hong Kong : Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Man Fat Tsz at Sha Tin

Touring Hong Kong : Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Man Fat Tsz at Sha Tin

Touring Hong Kong : Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Man Fat Tsz at Sha Tin

Touring Hong Kong : Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Man Fat Tsz at Sha Tin

Touring Hong Kong : Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Man Fat Tsz at Sha Tin

Touring Hong Kong : Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Man Fat Tsz at Sha Tin

Touring Hong Kong : Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Man Fat Tsz at Sha Tin

Touring Hong Kong : Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Man Fat Tsz at Sha Tin

What’s this Buddha’s reaching for ?

Touring Hong Kong : Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Man Fat Tsz at Sha Tin

The temple itself is very nice, even if not very active.

Touring Hong Kong : Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Man Fat Tsz at Sha Tin

Touring Hong Kong : Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Man Fat Tsz at Sha Tin

Touring Hong Kong : Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Man Fat Tsz at Sha Tin

Touring Hong Kong : Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Man Fat Tsz at Sha Tin

The views from the top are what you would expect from a cloudy Hong Kong day…

Touring Hong Kong : Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Man Fat Tsz at Sha Tin

Touring Hong Kong : Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Man Fat Tsz at Sha Tin

Touring Hong Kong : Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Man Fat Tsz at Sha Tin

Maybe Taiwan and Hong Kong aren’t that different after all. Definitely a place worth checking.

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