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Statue of Guanyin

08-11-2010 14:33 BJT

The Guan Yin Statue is one such attraction, located outside the harbor. An imposing bronze figure measuring 20 meters in height, the Guan Yin Statue stands on a 7 meter high lotus, with a religious information center located immediately below. The overall site is better known as the Kun Iam Ecumenical Center. Interestingly, this Guan Yin Statue is the only such statue built facing the opposite direction of the sea.

Guan Yin is a traditional goddess and is not specific to a single religion, but is part of different faiths, including Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. Rising high upon a lotus flower-shaped pedestal, the Guan Yin Statue was created in parts in Nanjing and transported for assembly on site. Believed to be the Goddess of Mercy, the statue was inaugurated by the Portuguese president Jorge Sampaio during the colonial era. It was designed by famed Portuguese artist Cristina Rocha Leiria.

Editor:Liu Yan |Source: CNTV

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