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2010年11月14日 星期日

Miu Fat Buddhist Monastery

Buddhist Monastery is one of the popular heritages in Hong Kong. When we talk about Hong Kong heritage, it cannot do without Buddhist Monastery. Today I would like to introduce a Buddhist Monastery which located in Tuen Mun. I always see the Miu Fat Buddhist Monastery in my home; it's a magnificent building really.

The monastery was built in 1950 but the adjoining three-storey Ten Thousand Buddhas Pagoda, which took six years to build, was completed and enshrined in May 1980. The magnificent Main Worship Hall has a building height of about 21 metres and features three 4.8 metre tall gold-plated statues of Buddha Sakyamuni. Its interior walls are adorned with thousands of Buddha images and paintings featuring Thai and Chinese culture. The Pagoda comprises a vihara and the Court of the Jade Buddha. A 20-metre column carved with giant gold-plated dragons on both sides guards the main entrance of the pagoda. The monastery also offers vegetarian food.

The 7-storey main complex of Miu Fat Monastery is now opened. The complex is meticulously designed with Lotus Shrine on top floor resembling a gigantic crystal lotus blossom viewed from afar. Open to the public from 9am - 5pm every day.

Address: 18 Castle Peak Road, Lam Tei, Tuen Mun, New Territeries