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    Guan Yin is the Bodhisattva of mercy in Chinese Buddhism. This statue of Guan Yin at the Nanshan Culture Tourism Zone (near Sanya, Hainan, China) is the tallest statue of Guan Yin in the world (108 M). Apparently it is also the fourth tallest statue in the world.
    Yay!

    Also note that this statue has three faces, one facing the land, the other two facing the South China Sea.

    People in Hainan often assert that ever since this statue was completed there have been no typhoons or other such major natural disasters. I lived through at least three fairly major typhoons in Hainan, but we'll just forget about that. A lot of the more violent typhoons did indeed miss Hainan altogether despite forecasts and proceed to destroy lots of stuff in Fujian and Hong Kong. So maybe this gigantic statue does help a little, they do have nice weather in Hainan, and the worst of the worst typhoons do indeed seem to pass right on by.

    I have also been told that Guan Yin in Japanese is "Kannon", and that the company Canon took its name from the Bodhisattva.

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    1. MIMAMOR / Mima 63 months ago | reply

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    3. ica iancu [deleted] 63 months ago | reply

      Great shot!...Congratulations!

    4. LelisA 63 months ago | reply

      Magnificent stautue!

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    6. nsgoh(song) 63 months ago | reply

      What a huge Godness statue by the sea side.

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    10. Edith Hoffman 63 months ago | reply

      Beautiful capture! ! !
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    11. Hisae Jeró [deleted] 63 months ago | reply

      que maravilla el sitio amigo... y la foto es expectacular
      saludos
      jose sosa

    12. massonth 63 months ago | reply

      Well captured. Very impressive statue.

    13. paul-rogue/artist 63 months ago | reply

      Beauiful and an interestng story.
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    14. sunnyglass81 62 months ago | reply

      Wow, that's quite a monument. Nice shot!
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    15. priyaswtc 62 months ago | reply

      This is really gorgeous. Thanks for sharing :)

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    17. jhueilee 59 months ago | reply

      beautiful capture!

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    18. 王与群 41 months ago | reply

      可惜我们那会去的天气不好,没看到这么蓝的天了~~杯具~

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