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Récord: 40.80 m
Categoría: Estatuas Budistas
Localización: Lianhuashan, Guangzhou, Guangdong
Descripción:The Statue of Guanyin
There is a broad road which will lead you to a stone square, in the center of which there is a Guanyin statue. It is 40.88 meters high, made of 120 ton bronze and gilded with 9 kilograms gold. It is the highest gilded bronze Guanyin Statue in the world. The statue is facing to southeast, overlooking the Lion Sea. Therefore, people also call the statue “Guanyin overlooking the sea”(wàng hǎi guān yīn 望海观音).
The Lotus Pagoda
The pagoda was erected in the Ming Dynasty in 1612 known as the memorial column of the capital of Guangdong, while the lotus city was built in the Qing dynasty in 1664. Towering to 50 meters high, the pagoda is located at the highest peak of the mountain. It has been nominated as the protected natural site which consists of nine floors outside and eleven floors inside. The building looks like an octagon from outside and was built using bricks and timber. Climb the small staircases to reach the top of the building. Since the tower is the highest point of the mountain, people used it as a mark when they traveled by ship to the pearl river. The tower once experienced several threats and damages. In 1938, the Japanese army dropped a bomb at the site causing severe damages and countless bullets marks left on the body of the tower. Fortunately, in 1981 and 1997, the tower was renovated. Unfortunately, I did not have a chance to take a photograph of the pagoda since the route I took when I exited the park was different from the one I took when I entered.
The Guanyin Bodhisattva Statue
Towering to 40.88 meters, the Guanyin Bodhisattva statue facing the sea stands remarkably at the peak of the mountain. Lian Hua Shan - Panyu 041The statue was set up on October 23, 1994, weighing 120 tons and coated with 180 liang of gold that makes it the highest gold-foiled bronze statue in the world. Pious men and women even tourists worship the statue. At the night of Guanyin's birthday, every first and fifteenth day of the month, the statue would shine out light to an area of several miles.
Built on October 20, 1997, the Guanyin pavilion is located next to the Guanyin statue. It houses Guanyin goddess of mercy of a thousand hands and eyes statue with other statues surrounding the main statue. Lian Hua Shan - Panyu 049 Occupying an area of 3872 square meters, the pavilion houses 1000 Guanyin icons made of various materials such as jade, wood, copper, and colorized porcelain. Therefore, it is named the pavilion of a thousand Buddhas.
Inserción: 2013-03-12 18:45:16
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