Goddess of Mercy

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    This is the bronze statue of the Goddess of Mercy (Kuan Yin) which stands at 30.2m high at the Kek Lok Si temple in Penang. This replaced the previous plaster statue which was damaged in a fire. Recently an ornate shelter for the Kuan Yin statue was constructed. 16 carved dragon pillars were built, carrying the top of three concentric octogonals roof.

    The Kek Lok Si Temple (simplified Chinese: 乐寺; traditional Chinese: 極樂寺; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Ki̍k-lo̍k-sī; Penang Hokkien for "Temple of Supreme Bliss" or "Temple of Sukhavati") is a Buddhist temple situated in Air Itam in Penang and is one of the best known temples on the island. It is the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia.


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    Beautiful! I really like your processing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiasmum View Post
    Beautiful! I really like your processing
    Thanks!

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    I love it! The color is so rich, lots of detail, and a great perspective. Interesting story about it too.
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    Cool angle and amazing details! I wonder if you have one made from behind the statue
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    Quote Originally Posted by WinterSteele View Post
    I love it! The color is so rich, lots of detail, and a great perspective. Interesting story about it too.
    Thanks. Every year during the Chinese New Year festival the lights in this temple are turned on well into the night. Devotees come from all over S.Asia to offer prayers to the Goddess of Mercy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k Stock Photo View Post
    Cool angle and amazing details! I wonder if you have one made from behind the statue
    I thought about it. I'll be returning to this place soon. The lights will remain turned on until the 2nd of next month...

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    Great shot! Love the color, texture, and composition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salukis97 View Post
    Great shot! Love the color, texture, and composition.
    Hi, thanks!

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