Tian Tan Buddha, Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Tian Tan Buddha, Lantau Island, Hong Kong | Photo Credit: http://www.thecoolhunter.net

Completed in 1993, the statue is located near the Po Lin Monastery and symbolizes the harmonious relationship between man and nature. It is a major center of Buddhism in Hong Kong, and is also a popular tourist attraction. Visitors have 240 steps to climb to reach this immense bronze statue. At 112 ft tall and weighing in at 275 tons, it is one of the world’s largest Buddhas.