Tian Tan Buddha

Picture by lhmpk


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  • October 03, 2011
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Shooting Style Hand Held
  • Shoots Number Multiple Exposure
  • Exposures Number (-2,0,+2)
  • Editing Software Photomatix Pro / Photoshop / Others
  • File Format RAW
  • Notes
Hong Kong

6 Comments

03 Oct 20:35
lhmpk

The statue is named Tian Tan Buddha because its base is a model of the Altar of Heaven or Earthly Mount of Tian Tan, the Temple of Heaven in Beijing. It is one of the five large Buddha statues in China. The Buddha statue sits on a lotus throne on top of a three-platform altar. It is surrounded by six smaller bronze statues known as "The Offering of the Six Devas" and are posed offering flowers, incense, lamp, ointment, fruit, and music to the Buddha. These offerings symbolize charity, morality, patience, zeal, meditation, and wisdom, all of which are necessary to enter into nirvana.[1] The Buddha is 34 metres (112 ft) tall, weighs 250 metric tons (280 short tons), and was the world's tallest outdoor bronze seated Buddha prior to 2007.[2] It reputedly can even be seen from as far away as Macau on a clear day. Visitors have to climb 268 steps in order to reach the Buddha, though the site also features a small winding road to the Buddha for vehicles to accommodate the handicapped. The Tian Tan Buddha appears serene and dignified. His right hand is raised, representing the removal of affliction.The Buddha's left hand rests on his lap in a gesture of giving dhana. The Buddha faces north, which is unique among the great Buddha statues, as all others face south. In addition, there are 3 floors beneath the Buddha statue: The Hall of Universe, The Hall of Benevolent Merit, and The Hall of Remembrance. One of the most renowned features inside is a relic of Gautama Buddha, consisting of some of his alleged cremated remains. Only visitors who purchase an offering for the Buddha are allowed to see the relic, in order to leave the offering there. There is a huge carved bell inscribed with images of Buddhas in the show room. It was designed to ring every seven minutes, 108 times a day, symbolising the release of 108 kinds of human vexations.

04 Oct 04:00
anonymous

Goood job!

04 Oct 09:53
mau67

bella!

04 Oct 11:30
mitch19

Great job !!

04 Oct 15:32
k.pett

well done

04 Oct 16:22
thtl

Nicely composed and details. However the image is bit over-processed (halo). The color tone doesn't work for me too.

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