NEWS > Mainland
Holy statue of Guanyin Buddha unveiled
2005-04-24 04:38:56 XinhuaEnglish

Click for larger view

Buddhism monks kneel down in pray for the holy statue of Guanyin Buddha, Buddhist goddess of mercyˇAunveiled Sunday during the opening ceremony in China's well-known seaside resort of Sanya, south China's Hainan Province April 24. The statue, erected in Nanshan Buddhism Park of Sanya, stands 108 meters high on the South China Sea with great magnificence. 108 masters and monks from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao and mainland China as well as tens of thousands of pilgrims from home and abroad attended the ceremony. The Goddess statue is likely to become a new tourism and religious attraction on the tropical island of Hainan.(Xinhua)

The holy statue of Guanyin Buddha, Buddhist goddess of mercy, is unveiled during the opening ceremony in Sanya April 24.(Xinhua)[1][2][3][4][5]

Reason needed in showing patriotism: audience  
69 miners trapped in Jilin coalmine flooding  
5 inter-city track routes expected in Yangtze Delta  
Coalmine flooding traps 60 miners in Jilin  
China to set up Chinese language learning college in France  
Mummies in Xinjiang better preserved than Egyptian ones: experts  
"Golden Week": Seventh year itch?  
Top advisor meets chairman of Cross-Straits Market Foundation  

SINA English is the English-language destination for news and information about China. Find general information on life, culture and travel in China through our news and special reportsŁ¬or find business partners through our online Business Directory. For investment opportunities with SINA, please click the link "Investor" below.
| About SINA | Investor | Media Kit | Comments or Question? |
Copyright© 2004 SINA.com. All Rights Reserved