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The Guan Yin of the South Sea of Sanya is a 108-metre (354 ft) statue of the bodhisattva Guan Yin, 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 Guan Yin of China and the whole world. One aspect depicts Guan Yin cradling a sutra in the left hand and gesturing the Vitarka Mudra with the right, the second with her palms crossed, holding a string of prayer beads, and the third holding a lotus. This is currently the fourth tallest statue in the world (many of which are Buddhist statues) and the tallest statue of Guan Yin 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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Ivan Logvinov on May 14, 2014

Dear Milan, thanks a lot for your visit and comments!

janamare26 on June 13, 2014


Ivan Logvinov on June 16, 2014

Thanks for your compliments, Mirjana!

hej jano on March 17, 2015

Fantastic !L10!

Greetings fialka

Ivan Logvinov on March 22, 2015

Thanks, fialka!

Hans_Pano Yes ! on January 9, 2016

Statue is asking: > Where is my girlfriend Liberty Statue ? < !!L!! Best regards, Hans

Ivan Logvinov on January 10, 2016

Thanks, Hans! :)

Zygmunt Borowski on January 13, 2016

Nice statue in interesting place - Nice photo!!! like

Ivan, my friend, thanks for your visit and nice word of comments! I cordially greet - Zygmunt)

Ivan Logvinov on January 15, 2016

Thank you very much, Zygmunt!

Paulo CT Bittencourt on January 17, 2016

Thank you for sharing this brilliant photo and for the explanation as well. L&F. Friendly regards from Brazil,Paulo.

Ivan Logvinov on January 19, 2016

Paulo, thank you! I appreciate your kind words!

Michael Eckrich-Neub… on April 13, 2016

very nice.... from a distance that statue comes even better. Shows the real size of it...

cheers, michael :)

Ivan Logvinov on April 24, 2016

Thanks, michael! I'm glad you like it!

Jacek Firmanty on June 24

Interesująca statua L.

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Ivan Logvinov
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Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 8, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Ivan Logvinov
    • Camera: Canon EOS 450D
    • Taken on 2009/08/20 12:47:16
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 55.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/14.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash