I was super happy to make it to the top!!! My legs were happy too!! :)
Brewster family selfie with Tian Tan Buddha!
Po Lin Monastery. We were headed there next.
You are also allowed to go into the temples as long as prayer is not going on.
Worshipers at the temples light and burn sticks of incense in small or large bundles, which they wave or raise above the head while bowing to the statues or plaques of a deity or an ancestor. Individual sticks of incense are then vertically placed into individual censers located in front of the statues or plaques either singularly or in threes, depending on the status of the deity or the feelings of the individual. I believe it is used to purify as well as a method to carry your prayers up.
From the incense area you get a great shot of Tian Tan Buddha! Doesn't look 34 meters tall from here though!
Despite the rough start to our day, our day ended perfectly! This was a great last stop on our journey through Hong Kong! My advice to anyone traveling to Lantau Island is to give yourself enough time to fully experience the place! A full day would have been better, we wouldn't have been rushed.