“Good morning girls, today we’ll go for a trip! Yeah! “
“Where?” Emma asks suspiciously.
“In a beautiful place, at the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery “.
“You go see those Buddhas, I do not care” she replies.
“Uuuuuhhh, nice trip to Poopooland, thank you so much” adds Nene.
I would say that we are all in a positive mood, happy and energetic, full of enthusiasm, ready to face the 30 humid degrees and the long journey ahead.
The Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze) is located in Sha Tin in the New Territories. Built in the ’50s by the monk Yuet Kai, this monastery gathers more than 13 thousand Buddha statues of different sizes, each one different from the other.
The Monastery has five temples, four pavilions, a porch and a pagoda. It is situated on a bamboo hill on two levels, which means that in addition to 13 thousand Buddha statues there are also 431 steps to do in a dog day. Nene was right, we’re in Poopooland.
But it’s beautiful. The small golden Buddhas inside the temples are very suggestive and the natural-sized statues that line the walk are fun and extravagant. Here is a round-up of photos, I do not put them all otherwise Menego (the admin of my blog) scolds me. Plus, if you want to see them, it seems right to me that you will do some steps by yourself. Hop Hop.
For the series, The Sicks, we find below “damn the stiff neck!” followed by my favorite (for obvious reasons) “My knee are killing me, maybe the weather will change?” to end with the known to all “I knew I shouldn’t have eaten spicy.”
For the Hollywood series, hold on tight, we have some big movie star.
If all these steps had moved your appetite, nearby there is a nice little restaurant called Shatin Inn – the home of the Satay, very friendly, with a nice terrace where you can taste the Indonesian delights. Beware, I would suggest this place just to intestines ready for the native food … let’s say that given the conditions of the grill, you can imagine for yourself the Chinese bacteria partying in your tummy.