Kun Iam Statue

Kun Iam Statue, Macau: Hours, Address, Kun Iam Statue Reviews: 3.5/5

Kun Iam Statue
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China134,604 contributions
20-metre all statue of Kun Iam and Ecumenical Centre in Macau
Feb 2020
The Kun Iam Statue and Ecumenical Centre (free entry) is located along Ave. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen in the N.A.P.E. area of Macau. You can see the statue at all hours of the day. The Centre is open from 10am to 6pm daily (closed on Fridays).

What you see here is a 20 metre tall figure of Kun Iam (Goddess of Mercy) situated atop the Ecumenical Centre. This much revered figure is gold in colour, graceful with a loving and caring appearance. The statue is located at the end of a 60 metre causeway in the harbour facing the Macau Peninsula.

You can take good photos of the Kun Iam Statue during the day when the sun is at your back. At night the statue is lit up with floodlights and is nice to see as well.

The Ecumenical Centre can be an interesting place to visit if you have time and interest in local religions and philosophies of Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism as well as more specifically about Kun Iam, all of which is broadly covered within the two floors of the Centre.
Written March 1, 2020
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royjava6
The Hague, The Netherlands310 contributions
KUN IAM STATUE
Nov 2019
A gorgeous bronze lady queen standing on a dome-shaped lotus. Her name? Kun Iam, same status as the goddess Guan Yin or Kwan Yin. These deities are honored as the Buddhist Goddess of Love, Mercy and Compassion. She is 20 metres tall (65 feet), weighing 50 tons and located on a small island looking at the river Yangtze (Yellow River). Remember the Portuguese were here, colonized Macau and found here A-MA-GAU, the Temple of AMA. So they named this place MACAU. The Portuguese were involved with the Kun Iam Statue, a design by thePortuguese architect and sculptor Cristina Rocha Leiria, with the support of UNESCO,
Walk along the Avenida Sun Yat to visit Kun Iam!
Written January 16, 2020
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yfylou
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia6,502 contributions
'Lady Statue'
Nov 2019
Just a bronze of Guan Yin Statue, 20 metres in heights with dome shaped lotus base, 7 metres high and is composed of 16 petals. Since you are there might as well take a picture of it.
Written December 30, 2019
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Pob-Bob
Leeds, UK272 contributions
Part of a waterfront walk.
Jun 2019 • Couples
An impressive statue in a lovely location, and in peaceful surroundings. Looks good in the sunshine, and when floodlit at night.
Written June 28, 2019
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Lets Go To Macau! 🇲🇴
Macau, China2,248 contributions
32-metre tall statue of Kun Iam in Macau
Apr 2018 • Solo
An isolated but interesting attraction in Macau is the 32 metre tall bronze statue of Kun Iam which is situated at the end of a 60 metre causeway jetting out into the harbour along Ave. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen on the Macau Peninsula.

The statue weighs nearly 50 tons and is a bronze-gold colour. It shines rather brightly on sunny days, making for nice pictures when sky conditions are good. It is also lit up nicely with flood lights at night.

You will also find an Ecumenical Centre (free entry) at the Kun Iam Statue. Here you find interesting information on the various religions and philosophies of Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism which all recognise the goddess Kun Iam. The Centre is open from 10am to 6pm daily but is closed on Fridays.
Written January 24, 2019
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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania5,730 contributions
...not very typical!
Nov 2018 • Friends
It is relatively recent in terms of additions to the Macau landmarks since it was a parting gift from the Portuguese so in 1999 just before Macau was "given back " to China the Portuguese authorities have erected this statue of Guan Yin. So this is why is interesting:
- it is on the sea shore- as the majority of the Guan Yin statues are facing the sea - this one is not facing the sea but is facing inland - it was built like this as was recommended by a master in Feng Shui (again part of the chinese culture).
- it has a small shop / gift shop underneath you can get some memorabilia.
- when we were there were not too many people around - compared to other landmarks of Macau, but I guess is depending on the day.
- also you can get out to the sea side - so you can enjoy the breeze and the sea.
- visiting is free of charge - so you can just watch from close by.
When in Macau and you have the time check it out.
Written January 19, 2019
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John T
Cebu City, Philippines1,068 contributions
Interesting addition during walk
Jan 2019 • Couples
I came across this unexpectedly, but it's very impressive. The scale and siting of the statue is impressive and is worth visiting if you are down near the waterfront area. This was also a good gathering place to watch the New Year fireworks. Like many things in Macau, it was another amazing sight.
Written January 3, 2019
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Hock Chye Ho
Penang, Malaysia66 contributions
Kuan Ying status by the sea
Dec 2018 • Family
Located within walking distance from Fisherman's Wharf, this place is surprisingly void of crowd when we went there. Just a statue of Kuan Yin erected at the sea shore. What you see from the photo is all about it. Nothing more. At the base of the statue, you will see on display the process of building the status and miniature sized statues.
Written December 27, 2018
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Caryn Jen
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,879 contributions
Big Guan Yin Crowdless Statue!
Nov 2018 • Couples
You can do Fishersman's Wharf + Science Observatory + Guan Yin Statue together as all is very close to one another.

No entrance fee to see the Guan Yin statue. Impressive, huge and best of all it was so peaceful as there is no crowd at all.
Head inside there are books/artifacts related to Buddhism for purchase.
Head out back and sit on the bench facing the sea.
The science center is just beside but it was covered with green nets (renovation/restoration).

Stay for sunset with Guan Yin then head over to Fisherman's Wharf for dinner/drinks.

After that we waled across the road and pass by this small shop selling snacks on sticks. It's yummy.
Written December 6, 2018
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Alok Nahata
Alor Setar, Malaysia6,189 contributions
Goddess of Mercy
Aug 2017 • Couples
Quite a good place with the statue of Goddess of Mercy (as it is called in Malaysia).
Standing tall on the sea shore with calmness all around. A must go ...
Written July 29, 2018
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