March 19, 2005
The Buddhist temple on the hill houses the Guan Yin Goddess of Mercy of a Thousand Hands and Eyes. This statue is located in the biggest pavilion for the Goddess of Mercy in the world. Inside the pavilion, other statues of gods can be found at both sides of the main statue.
A little beyond the pavilion is the Holy Ground of the Statue of Mother Buddha facing the sea. The statue is simply magnificent, dignified, and great in scale. It stands at 40.88m and is said to be the biggest gold leaf-coated bronze statue in the world. It is here that most people light humongous joss sticks for prayers, and the area is filled with the delightful sound of firecrackers lighted by the locals who come for prayers. The Lotus Pagoda stands just over the hilltop.
From journal Delights of Guang Zhou