A beautiful bronze statue of Guan Yin installed on a dome-shaped lotus. The statue is dedicated to Kun Iam, the Chinese Buddhist goddess of mercy. The dome has a little Ecumenical Centre dedicated to the Buddhist goddess of mercy. This bronze statue, which measures 20 meters (65 feet) is located on a small island that juts into the port between Macao and Taipa, near the Avenida Dr. Sun Yat - Sen. The statue of Kun Iam is composed of about 50 pieces of moulded bronze, weighing 50 tons. On the inside of the dome in the shape of lotus, there is a drop-in Centre where you can read information about Buddhism and get brochures.
The Kun Iam Ecumenical Centre is located on an artificial island connected to the VA. Dr. Sun Yat - sen by a long passageway of 60 meters, the height of 32 meters (105 feet). Inaugurated on 21 March 1999, the Center was designed and directed by Portuguese architect and sculptor Cristina Rocha Leiria, with the support of UNESCO, to promote mutual respect and friendship between peoples and civilizations.
Kun Iam or Guan Yin in Mandarin, is a deity who embodies the love, mercy and compassion and an image that represents a message of solidarity and rapprochement between peoples, she is venerated even beyond the scope of the Buddhist religion.
Address: Avenida Sun Yat - sen
Tel: 853-2875 1516
Hours: 10:00-18:00 and closed on Friday
Free internet access.