On this "When"sday I go back to Lantau Island outside of Hong Kong. Many villagers hiked all day and into the night to reach the Buddha in the hills far away. They have built a whole village around it now with shops, restaurants, and even live shows! The statue symbolizes the harmonious relationship between man and nature, people and faith.
Fun Fact: The Great Buddha is surrounded by six smaller bronze statues known as "The Offering of the Six Devas" that are posed offering flowers, incense, lamp, ointment, fruit, and music to the Buddha.
Helpful Hint: Spend the extra dollars and take the Gondola (cable car) over the hills and directly to the statue. You can take the MTR to the Tung Chung station and then hop on the cable car over to your destination. If you are feeling brave you can request one with a glass bottom!