Sunday, April 12, 2009

Hong Kong - Part 3

We were fortunate enough to be able to see a few of the sights while we visited Hong Kong. This is a Buddhist Temple we found not too far from patron housing. We had noticed it as we traveled from housing to a nearby shopping center. And, since the temple was the purpose of our visit to Hong Kong, we thought we might include this one!

This temple, like the one we visited in Korea, is not particularly large but is quite ornate. We have been amazed at the artistry that we see in some of these places. It is really beautiful.

We don't know much about this structure. No one was there to answer questions. But it appeared that it is a temple which is still in use in prayer by Buddhist Monk's. And it is well cared for and in good condition.

It sits on the side of a hill, overlooking a couple of apartment buildings and the shopping area we frequented for food and supplies called Lok Fu. The hillside area

it is located on is a park, of which there are quite a few in Hong Kong. Though crowded for space, they seem to be committed to maintaining quite of bit of 'green' space through out the city, even to the point of planting trees and shrubs on top of many of the buildings.

There are a number of these kinds of temples around Hong Kong but this is the only one we were able to visit.


The Cowley Clan said...

The detail is amazing! And it does look very well kept.

Julie said...

Do you know what they use temples for in Hong Kong? Are they places of worship similar to our temples? Interesting how so many different religions all have some form of a temple.

meglex said...

Wow how beautiful!! I am glad that you got to have some time to go site see a little bit. I would love to see all of that in person, it looks amazing!