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Statue of Guan Yin, Macau

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Emerging from a lotus-shaped dome housing a small ecumenical center, Statue of Guan Yin is dedicated to the Buddhist goddess of mercy. The bronze statue glimmers in the sunlight unsheltered, rising to a height of 20 m (65 ft) at the edge of the harbor, oddly facing away from the sea, unlike other statues dedicated to Kun Iam. Inside the lotus dome is a small visitor center, where you can read up on Buddhism and take a few pamphlets home. Arrange your visit to Statue of Guan Yin and discover more family-friendly attractions in Macau using our Macau trip website.
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  • The Kun Iam Statue and Ecumenical Centre (free entry) is located along Ave. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen in the N.A.P.E. area of Macau. You can see the statue at all hours of the day. The Centre is open from 10am....  more
    The Kun Iam Statue and Ecumenical Centre (free entry) is located along Ave. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen in the N.A.P.E. area of Macau. You can see the statue at all hours of the day. The Centre is open from 10am....  more »
  • A gorgeous bronze lady queen standing on a dome-shaped lotus. Her name? Kun Iam, same status as the goddess Guan Yin or Kwan Yin. These deities are honored as the Buddhist Goddess of Love, Mercy and....  more
    A gorgeous bronze lady queen standing on a dome-shaped lotus. Her name? Kun Iam, same status as the goddess Guan Yin or Kwan Yin. These deities are honored as the Buddhist Goddess of Love, Mercy and....  more »
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  • A peculiar attraction in Hong Kong is the 76 metre tall Guan Yin (Kun Iam) Statue at the Tsz Shan Monastery east of Tai Po. The statue is dedicated to the Goddess of Mercy and is notably the 15th tallest statue in the world. It is beautifully situated between the mountains and the sea and can be seen from many kilometres away, especially when sky conditions are favourable. You can spot it all the way from Ma On Shan on the other side of Tolo Harbour on clear days. How to Visit the Guan Yin Statue To visit the monument up close, you have to schedule an arranged visit to the Tsz Shan Monastery through their website. Otherwise, you can see if from a couple hundred metres away at several places along Ting Kok Road between Tai Po and Tai Mei Tuk village. If cycling, you'll find a great stop a few minutes west of Tai Mei Tuk where the Guan Yin Statue is not obstructed by roadside buildings. You can take nice pictures from here. If cycling with a bit of extra time on your hands, try going up Tung Tsz Road for a few hundred metres, then take the street to the right called Universal Gate. This street leads up to the monastery entrance. From here you can see the top half of the statue behind the monastery building quite well. The guards at the gate don't mind you taking pictures. Note, this road is a rather steep so be ready to walk your bike going upward. You can also wind your own way through the village just southeast of the monastery, biking & walking and get within a hundred metres or so of the statue for some fairly good pictures as well. In the end, not the easiest monument to visit up close but something you won't help but noticing while spending time in the Tai Po and Tei Mai Tuk areas around the northern shores of Tolo Harbour. With a bit of work and navigation skills (just use google maps) you can get fairly close to the statue for pictures, otherwise, try booking a scheduled visit to the monastery to see it properly.
  • Gobsmacked to see the most beautiful stunning and relaxing experience at this iconic venue. In addition to soother your mind and heart, they offer free calligraphy session and make a water offering to Guanyin to be more involved in the culture. Definitely worth visiting and FYI, you will need to make a booking reservation as they only allow certain amount of people due to the temple regulations.

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