The hidden big Guan Yin statue in Stanley
The giant Guanyin Statue in Tai Po is famous because of its size, scale and especially it is funded by the multi-billionaire Li Ka Shing.
Actually there is a 50-feet tall Guanyin statue in Stanley and most importantly it is opened to everyone.
Located in Ma Hang Estate, Stanley, there is a “Kwun Yum Buddhist Monastery”. It was established in 1964. ("Kwun Yum" and "Guan Yin" have the same meaning which represent the same god. The difference is Kwun Yum is the Cantonese pronunciation whereas Guan Yin is the Mandarin pronunciation.)
It is believed that this Guan Yin would protect the people living in the area especially the fishermen back in the days. That’s why the statue is facing Stanley Bay.
You can purchase incense there which is self-service to worship the statues.
No. 6, 6X, 63, 65, 66: from Exchange Square Terminus in Central to either "Ma Hang Estate Stop" or "Kwun Yum Buddhist Monastery" depending on the route.
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Address: Cape Road, Ma Hang
Please don‘t be confused with the one in Repulse Bay. They are pretty much the same size, and it is worth to check out also.