Guanyin Statue of Nanshan

Local name南山海上观音圣像
LocationSanya, China

The Guanyin of Nanshan is a 108-metre statue of the bodhisattva Guanyin, sited on the south coast of China's island province Hainan near the Nanshan Temple of Sanya. The statue has three aspects: one side faces inland and the other two face the South China Sea, to represent blessing and protection by Guanyin of China and the whole world. One aspect depicts Guanyin cradling a sutra in the left hand and gesturing the Vitaraka Mudra with the right; the second with her palms crossed, holding a string of prayer beads; and the third holding a lotus. As of 2018, this was the twelfth tallest statue in the world

The statue took six years to build and was enshrined on April 24, 2005, with the participation of 108 eminent monks from various Buddhist groups in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao and Mainland China, and tens of thousands of pilgrims. The delegation also included monks from the Theravada and Vajrayana traditions.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guan_Yin_of_the_South_Sea_of_Sanya

Address China

Coordinates 18°17'32.588" N 109°12'30.903" E

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