Monday, April 29, 2013

Guan Yin

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.


  1. I was curious as to how the finished product would look. I think you are probably right about the tourist attraction.

    isaiah 46:7

    They lift it to their shoulders, they carry it, they set it in its place, and it stands there; it cannot move from its place. If one cries to it, it does not answer or save him from his trouble.

    1. Great verse, Sarah. Thanks for that!