Last December, Mimmi, Natasha (a friend we met in Hong Kong), and I decided to visit Tian Tan Buddha, also known as The Big Buddha – in Ngong Ping, Lantau Island! This large bronze statue of bronze located at the city of Ngong Ping is a must visit destination when in Hong Kong! We decided to take a cable car to the island, and we went for the crystal cabin, which means that the cable car was all glass – very interesting and fun – if you are NOT afraid of heights
The line starts next to Citygate Outlet Mall. When you get there, make sure to ask where the line to get the ticket is, because when we got there we saw two lines… A VERY long one and a much faster line! For some reason we were told to take the fast one – apparently the longer line is for locals or something?!
I was shocked to see a swastika on his chest! And when I asked around some people there I got a somewhat an answer to it… that the word “Swastika” stems from the Indian Sanskrit “Svwastika” which means happy and joyous! The symbol itself have been in use for thousands of years as a sign for good fortune, protection, life, and life after death… unlike what it symbolizes when it comes to Hitler!! The use of it was associated by the theorist of the Nazi regime and their Aryan cultural descent of German people! They claim that the early Aryans of India were the white invaders or something! I was a bit confused but I somewhat got it in one way or another!