Over the last few years we have been observing the construction of an enormous statue in a valley not far from the place where we catch our minibus into town. It is finished now and revealed as Guan Yin (Goddess of Mercy). Located between Tai Po and Tai Mei Tuk, Guan Yin faces Plover Cove and is the world's tallest bronze statue. It is 76 metres tall and is surrounded by Tung Tsz monastery.
This one is not my photo, as we have not actually been this close to the statue. Guan Yin was built supposedly to promote Buddhism to the general public, but I suspect the builders hope that it will turn into a successful tourist attraction like the Big Buddha on Lantau Island.