Tsz Shan Monastery
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Bronze Guanyin statue, 76 meters in Tsz Shan Monastery
Tsz Shan Monastery (Chinese: 慈山寺; Jyutping: ci4 saan1 zi6) is a large Buddhist temple located in Tung Tsz, Tai Po District, Hong Kong. Within the Tsz Shan Monastery, an outdoor bronze Guanyin statue, 76 meters in height, is the second highest in the world.
Tsz Temple completed its construction and opened to public visitors in April 2015, led by the Venerable Kok Kwong HHCKLA. Much of the monastery building funds were donated by local business magnate Li Ka-shing.
As a Chinese Buddhist monastery established for the inheritance of the teaching of the Buddha, Tsz Shan Monastery is a sanctuary for the purpose of spiritual purification, and endeavours to open the door to compassion and wisdom for the public through various activities.
The general public is required to make an appointment through phone or internet beforehand for a visit to the Tsz Shan Monastery. The daily quota for visitors is limited to 400 at initial stage. During the test run only visitation requests from local non-profit organizations, registered charities, and funded welfare agencies were accepted, but as of 2017 reservations are taken from the general public as well.
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