Monday, June 11, 2012

Macau, China

The statue of Goddess of Mercy, Kun Iam was designed by Portuguese artist Cristina Rocha Leiria.
The goddess Kun Iam is a Buddhist deity of mercy.  This 20 meter high bronze statue is built on top of a lotus flower shaped dome which is home to the ecumenical center.  Built on a man-made island, access to the statue is via a narrow causeway.  The ecumical center provides information on the local religions/philosophies of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianis.

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