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The Wishing Bodhi Tree

The Wishing Bodhi Tree

A Bodhi Tree in Ngong Ping Village that is hung with wishes in Hong Kong Chinese tradition. I guess they couldn't get a real Bodhi tree as this tree is clearly plastic. I also suspect the fruit and wishes are also plastic to minimise maintenance. Nevertheless it is a picturesque photo opportunity feature in the Ngong Ping Village for tourists and pilgrims. The Ngong Ping 360 tourism website even suggests tips for framing and posing. I wonder how many people notice that it is fake?

The Bodhi Tree is significant as it was shading the original Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama) when he was meditating on “Who am I and why am I here?” and attained enlightenment to became The Buddha.

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Photo taken on 19 November 2018 (© Theen ... / Flickr)

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