Book a Hong Kong Tour Package to Visit the Renowned Po Lin Monastery

Hong Kong, located in the Republic of China, is one of the popular tourist destinations of the world. Since people from different ethnicities live in this region, you will find an array of religious places that draw pilgrims from all across the globe. Some of the famous religious shrines of this region are the Lo Pan Temple, Man Mo Temple, Shing Wong Temple and Hau Wong Temple. As the largest population of this region follows Buddhism, there are several monasteries over here such as Chi Lin Nunnery, Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery and Po Lin Monastery. If you are contemplating a holiday trip to this region, then choose a Hong Kong tour package that is available on the Internet.

Po Lin Monastery

Po Lin Monastery
Po Lin Monastery

This monastery is situated in Ngong Ping on the Lantau Island and was founded by three Buddhist monks in the year 1906. Originally named as Da Maopeng, it was renamed as Po Lin (Precious Lotus) in 1924. This monastery is situated 520 m above sea level and is considered as one of the most revered shrines of Lord Buddha.

Architecture

There are several sections in this monastery that hold statues of Lord Buddha sculpted out of different materials. These sections include the Mahavira Hall, Maitreya Hall, Banruo Hall, Weituo Hall and Sutra-Collection Hall. This monastery has been built in the typical Buddhist temple architectural style, which can be witnessed in the elaborate detailing, huge bells, bright colours and carvings of dragons on the inside walls. A highlight of this monastery is the statue of Tian Tan Buddha, which is located in its premises that sits majestically at a height of 34 m on the peak of the Muyu mountain. If you wish to explore this Buddhist monastery and other attractions of this region, then you can choose to book Hong Kong tour packages for an exciting and interesting holiday trip.

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Plan Dubai Tours to Visit the Famous Jumeirah Mosque

Dubai, one of the famous tourist destinations of the world, is located in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). One of the most-developed emirates, it boasts of some of the finest modern architectural wonders ever known. If you are visiting this place, then you must look to make a trip to attractions such as Dubai World Trade Centre, Emirates Towers, Falconcity of Wonders and Dubai Mosque. Another prominent attraction of this emirate is the Jumeirah Mosque, which is located in the coastal area of Jumeirah. To make a visit to this mosque and other splendid attractions of this place, choose to opt for packages of Dubai tours for an extremely fun-filled time here.

Jumeirah Mosque

 

This mosque is situated on the Jumeirah Beach Road and is a fine representation of the impeccable Islamic architecture. Built according to medieval Fatimid tradition, under the patronage of Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Makhtoum, the mosque is one of the major tourist places of UAE. It was established in the year 1975 and is one of the most photographed mosques of Dubai. Known by the sobriquet – the Two Minaret Mosque, it has a capacity to accommodate nearly 1,300 people at a time. One of the key features of this mosque is that it is built with new age construction materials, which can be seen in its two minarets and dome.

Another striking fact of this mosque is that it is one of the three mosques of UAE that is open to people of all religions, as well. If you wish, you can take an organised tour of this mosque offered by Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU) that provides tourists with an understanding of the Islam religion. Avail a Dubai package available on travel portals and visit this mosque to understand the faith of Islam.