View of Sanya, China port from my veranda.
View of Sanya city in the distance from my cabin.
Farmers seen from bus on highway going to Nanshon Cultural Resort.
Rice fields on way to Nanshon Cultural Resort. (from bus)
It seems this was a National Day of Prayer . This was only a fraction of the buses in the parking lot at Nanshon Cultural Resort.
The people were at Nanshon Cultural Resort by the thousands.
Entrance to see Guan Yin Statue.
Flower peacock. Peacock is the Buddhist symbol for purity.
Transportation from one part of the resort to another.
First real look at Guan Yin Statue.
Guan Yin Statue, third tallest statue in the world, is 350 feet tall. That is 200 feet higher than the Statue of Liberty.
The photo op site.
The closer one gets the more enormous the statue becomes.
The lotus is often found at the site of every Buddhist Temple and Pagoda.
Taking a break.
Elephant cement relief on the approach to the Guan Yin Statue. Elephant is a symbol of mental strength.
Cow cement relief on the way to the Guan Yin Statue. Cow is revered because the cow's milk saved the Buddha prince's life.
Dragon cement relief on the way to the Guan Yin Statue. Dragon is a sybol of enlightenment.
Paying hommage to her ancestors.
People of all ages were burning incense.
The thumb and index finger grasp a fine object as a grain of truth. This is a symbol for spiritual understanding.
Guan Yin Statue is on it's own manmade island.
Guan Yin Statue is a three sided statue.
Side view of gesture of spiritual understanding.
People actively praying to Guan Yin Statue.
Playing peek a boo.
Mother had her hands full with these twins.
Parents trying to get the little boy to assume a praying stance.
Entrance to the Nanshon Temple Complex.
Donation opportunity. Buy a tile to remeber an ancestor and to donate to the Nanshon Temple.
Refreshments sold along the path to the Temple.
Many incense opportunities.
The Ceremony Hall.
Maitreya Buddha center and Bodhisattvas on both sides.
Nanshon Temple was built in 1988 to commemorate 2,000 years of Buddhism in China.
Outside one of the side Temples.
One of the side Buddhas on the way up to the Nanshon Temple.
The Nanshon Temple is charastic of the Tang Dynasty.
Closer look at an individual Buddha.
Active prayer main Nanshon Temple.
Here two sides are seen. There is a third. Seen from the Nanshon Temple area.