Nei Lak Shan

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Nei Lak Shan
彌勒山
Nei Lak Shan 2.jpg
View of Nei Lak Shan from Po Lin Monastery Paifang's Parking lot.
Highest point
Elevation751 m (2,464 ft)
Coordinates22°15′47″N 113°54′40″E / 22.263174°N 113.911099°E / 22.263174; 113.911099Coordinates: 22°15′47″N 113°54′40″E / 22.263174°N 113.911099°E / 22.263174; 113.911099
Geography
Nei Lak Shan is located in Hong Kong
Nei Lak Shan
Nei Lak Shan
Location of Nei Lak Shan in  Hong Kong
LocationSouthern Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Nei Lak Shan
Traditional Chinese彌勒山

Nei Lak Shan (Chinese: 彌勒山) is the eighth highest mountain in Hong Kong. With a height of 751 m (2,464 ft),[1] it is situated on Lantau Island immediately north of Ngong Ping where the Buddhist Po Lin Monastery is located.

An angle station of the Ngong Ping 360 cable car is located near Nei Lak Shan.

Name[edit]

The Cantonese name Nei Lak Shan, or prescriptively Mei Lak Shan (Chinese: 彌勒山; Jyutping: Mei4 Lak6 Saan1) is a translation of Maitreya, the future Buddha, in Buddhism. The mountain can therefore be loosely translated as "Buddha Mountain". It is situated close to the Tian Tan Buddha at Ngong Ping.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ch 15 - LVIA". www.epd.gov.hk. Retrieved 4 November 2019.