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 Tian Tan Buddha

Tian Tan Buddha (????) is an enormous 34 meter statue, one of the five giant Buddha statues in China, situated in Ngong Ping, Lantau Island. The statue comprises of 202 bronze pieces and with a total weight in excess of 250 tonnes it is the world's tallest outdoor seated bronze Buddha. The construction of the giant statue took nearly ten years to complete and was unveiled in 1993, with an estimated total cost of $68 million.


The Buddha is named after Tian Tan which is the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, but is also known as Po Lin Buddha because it is an integral part of the Po Li Monastery. The monastery initially known as the Big Hut was founded in 1906 by Zen masters Da Yue, Dun Xiu and Yue Ming of the Jin Shan Monastery of Zhe Jiang Province. It is the major centre of Buddhism in Hong Kong and major tourist attraction, especially with the induction of the Buddha statue adjacent to the monastery.


Tian Tan Buddha, positioned on a lotus throne surrounded by eight smaller bronze statues resembling gods, oversees the monastery which is build on a plateau rising 2,330 feet above sea level. Buddha's expression appears majestic and tranquil, symbolising the congruent relationship between people, nature, and religion. Tian Tan Buddha is the only statue of its kind that gazes towards the North; all other Giant Buddha statues gaze towards the South. Due to its immense weight the statue is internally supported by a steel metal framework and the Buddha is positioned on a three-platform altar. The elevated position of the entire platform comprises of 268 steps.


In addition to the Buddha statue and the monastery, Ngong Ping village is a host of additional attractions including the Monkey's Tale Theatre and the Ngong Ping Tea House, so it is advisable to allow a full day for the trip to that small cultural village of Lantau Island. The Tung Chung station of the Mass-Transit Railway (MTR) or the ferry to Mui Wo (Silvermine Bay) from the Central Pier are the two available options for reaching the Island. Both Tung Chung and Mui Wo offer a bus service to Ngong Ping (services No.23 and No.2 respectively), but the best choice of transportation is the brand new Ngong Ping 360 (NP360) cable car from Tung Chung Town Centre. NP360 provides a 5.7km duplex link interconnecting Tung Chung and Ngong Ping, making it the ideal way of reaching Po Lin. The cable car offers two intermediate stations; one in Airport Island and one at Nei Lak Shan. Opening times for Tian Tan Buddha and Po Lin Monastery are between 10:00am and 5:45pm and the admission fee is HK$60. The NP360 cable car service runs 10:00am to 6:00pm (Monday to Friday) and 10:00am to 6:30pm (Saturday and Sunday). More details, timetables, ticket prices and packages are available via the Ngong Ping 360 official website.

Text from http://www.hkatlas.com/hk/sightseeing/new-territories/tian-tan-buddha




If you remeber two months ago when this all started I started with the central district, now I would like to redo it, what do you think,

I think my City buildings skills are better now and i hope to :

-Have the real HK trams

-Have a Better placing scale

-Have Seawalls

-Extra BAT's

-More Life in general

Should I, or should I not? I would really like to hear what you think

HK Trams

My skills in modding are a bit 11.gif (VERY Bad)

Yet I have BATed 3 HK trams (texture variations), and by fidlind in LE I can find the Textures of the GLR and make something that looks good, saddly it's only Eye-Candy,

I am not the type of guy who requests anything, but if someone has the modding skills and would like to do it, then it's green to go, just comment here or PM me and i'll send you the Tram SC4.models or whatever it is you need

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i think you should totally go for it!
you're obviously a great SC4 builder, and i would love to see the whole thing with greater detail:)

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I personally would love to see you improve on what is already great, but you should be proud of what you have already done!
PS, Pic 3, I can see a bit of gridline

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