The Nanhai Kwan Yin Statue in Foshan, China

There are three celebrations annually dedicated to Guan Yin among the Chinese Buddhists:

The Bodhisattva's Birthday: 19th of the second lunar month. (Thursday, March 29, 2024)

The Bodhisattva's Enlightenment Day: 19th of the sixth lunar month. (Thursday, July 25, 2024)

The Bodhisattva's Leaving Home Day: 19th of the ninth lunar month. (Tuesday, November 19, 2024)

The Nanhai Kwan Yin Statue sits atop of the Daxian Peak more than 290 meters above sea level. Daxian Peak is one of the 72 peaks of Xiqiao Mountain (Xiqiaoshan) Being located in Nanhai District, Foshan City, in southern Guangdong Province. The height of the statue is 61,9 meters high (about 203 feet). This remembers that the Bodhisattva’s Enlightenment Day is the 19th of the sixth lunar month.

The statue is built on a steel frame structure. The figure of Kwan-yin is forged with fine copper. Her head is enclosed by a circle of lights, on top of which is a heavenly crown decorated with pearls, overlooking all living creatures with a benignant countenance and the slightly raised right arm, the buxom, elegant and sedate Kwan-yin seat cross legged on a lotus-shaped which is 36 meters in diameters and mounted externally with 66 lotus petals at three different levels from the bottom up.

Inside the throne, there is a five-story hall, where you can find Kwan-yin Shrine, the Illuminating Buddha Light, arts and craft exhibition room, as well as godly.

The lotus pedestal is surrounded by a lotus pool with four bridges connected to it which signifies lands and virtue waters in all directions, that is, a perfect Buddhahood. The statue is a perfectly sculpted gigantic sculpture.

Are there two Nanhai Kwan Yin temples around Foshan City in different locations?

Yes, there are two. One is Kwan Yin Statue that you see here. It is located at the Xiqiaoshan Scenic Area. The other is actually Kwan Yin Temple. The address is Niugugang, Nanguo Taoyuan, Shishan Town.