One of the great landmarks of modern Hong Kong is actually not on Hong Kong Island or even Kowloon but rather the outlying island of Lantau. It's the giant Tian Tan Buddha statue of the Siddhārtha Gautama, also known as the "Big Buddha". The 34 meter (about 112 ft.) statue overlooking the Po Lin Monastery was completed in 1993. Constructed with 202 pieces of bronze, the great statue weighs 250 metric tons. The entire complex is located in the Ngong Ping highlands in the western western Lantau.