Kun Lam Statue, Macao

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    Kun Iam Statue

    by solopes Updated Feb 13, 2013

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    Macua - Kun Iam

    The Kun Iam statue, 20 meters high, was founded in a famous foundry in Nanjing, China and was transported to the Center in Macau to be set-up.

    During it’s production, the Architect and the team workers amplified and modified the Kun Iam statue several times

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    Kun Iam Monument

    by solopes Updated Aug 22, 2012

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    Kun Iam, Macao

    The project of Kun Iam Ecumenical Center designed by a Portuguese Architect, Cristina Rocha Leiria, was planned for construction by Macau Government in 1997, while preparing the transition to Chinese sovereignty.

    The big Kun Iam statue, of 20 meters suffered several modifications, but it keeps an oriental look according to the eyes of an European.

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    Kun Iam statue

    by aramat Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Kun Iam statue

    Kun Iam is the Buddhist goddess of compassion and the protector of women and children. The spectacular statue is on a little artificial island and can be reached by a causeway. The statue itself stands on the top of a lotus-shaped dome, in which visitors find an economical centre of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism.

    The photo is from http://www.cityguide.gov.mo (I ran out of film).

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    Kun Lam Statue

    by machomikemd Written Jul 17, 2007

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    Kun Lam Statue (Buddhist Goddess of Mercy), is most popular of all Buddhist deities. The statue stands atop a dome in the shape of a lotus flower, beneath which is an ecumenical centre for China's three predominant philosophies, Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. The statue is a 20-metre-high figure in bronze rises from an artificial island reached by a causeway Close to the new Cultural Centre. the dome-shaped lotus stands with sixteen petals which measures 7 metres high and 19 metres across. The statue consists of different castings that permit the variation of strong winds. The Centre is divided in 2 levels: the first level is the Polyvalent Room on which the souvenir counter is located. The second level is a basement where a contemplation Room and a small library are located. The contemplation Room has a capacity of 50 people and is dedicated to mini activities, such as conferences, exhibitions and films, etc

    Souvenirs and Cultural Institute publications are available for sale.

    Opening hours: from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on Fridays. Opened on public holidays.

    Free admission

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    Kun Iam Statue

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Nov 13, 2006

    Kun Iam Statue, dedicated to the Goddess of Mercy, sits on a small island near the newer parts of Macau. Bot to be confused with Kun Iam Temple, this statue and shrine is a very modern monolith on the edge of new Macau. Visitors can reach the statue temple across a long white bridge. On top of the main building is a huge, graceful statue of Kun Iam. Unfortunately for us, the shrine closes around 4 or 5pm, so we could not even cross the bridge. Instead we sat at an outdoor table at a bar on the corner across the street and admired the architecture...

    This seems to be another of Macau's contrived tourist attractions -- along with Macau Tower -- designed to get visitors to the new parts of the city. Not really worth the visit.

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    The Statue of Kun Lam

    by xuessium Written Jun 4, 2005

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    Standing proud off the waters of Macau, along Avenida Dr. Sun Yat Sen, the Statue of Kun Lam & Ecumenical Center is fast becoming another symbol of Macau. Critics has claimed that the statue does not resemble the typical Chinese deity look of the Boddhisattva Avalokishvara or "Guan Yin" - the Goddess of Mercy & Compassion (afterall, it was designed by a Portuguese lady) Folks have wondered whether this is the Virgin Mary or the Kun Iam.

    Nonetheless, this is the tallest bronze standing statue of Kun Lam, in the world.

    Admission to the centre is free, and it is great spot to see the Macau Tower and catch some sea breeze.

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    Kun Iam Statue

    by xiquinho Written Oct 20, 2004

    Located on the Outer Harbour, this statue, dedicated to Goddess of Kun Iam (Goddess of Mercy) is 20 meters tall and made of special bronze. The dome shape base like a lotus flower, is an ecumenical centre where information is available on Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism.

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    Kun Iam Statue (Goddess of Mercy)

    by sunnywong Written Feb 25, 2003

    Located on the Outer Harbour, this statue, dedicated to Goddess of Kun Iam (Goddess of Mercy) is 20 meters tall and made of special bronze. The dome shape base like a lotus flower, is an ecumenical centre where information is available on Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism.

    Opening hours: from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on Fridays.Free admission

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    Statue of Kun Iam

    by vincentf Updated Aug 29, 2006
    Kun Iam Statue

    A large statue of Kun Iam facing the sea. The statue is a mix of both Chinese and Portuguese culture.

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