Wednesday Walkabout – Panyu Lotus Hill Resort

In the Eastern Panyu district of Guangzhou, China, lies the Lotus Hill Resort. Famous for its temple and numerous scenic sites and, you guessed it, public art.

The first thing that catches the eye is, of course the Lotus Pagoda at the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees. The pagoda itself is one of the oldest landmarks in Guangzhou, carrying nearly 1500 years of history. This octangular pagoda stands 57.6 meters tall, the tallest pagoda in Guangzhou.

Lotus Pagoda at Lotus Hill Resort, Guangzho, China

The pagoda towers above the grounds but my eye wanders to the gilded rabbit statues. Rabbits are considered the luckiest of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac symbolizing mercy, elegance and beauty.

Stair and steps and view oh my

Ahhh, my old nemesis … stairs. Lots and lots of stairs, but worth the climb looking out over the Pearl River delta.

Guan Yin Goddess of Mercy statue

At the top of the hill, we find the largest statue of Guan Yin, Goddess of Mercy in the world. Standing over 130 feet tall, the statue was originally cast in 1994 using over 120 tonnes of bronze and 180 taels (that’s about 230 ounces) of gold in the coating.

Lotus Flower

And finally we make our way to the lotus ponds, their gentle serenity and exquisite beauty marking the end of our walkabout.

This post inspired this week by Marsha’s PPAC #59

Til next time ~Have the courage to be kind ~JP

4 thoughts on “Wednesday Walkabout – Panyu Lotus Hill Resort

  1. These are lovely photos – so much gold. We don’t see too much of that where we live. It is so stunning. The lotus flower is the perfect ending to the beautiful post. Thanks for including us in your travels. 🙂

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      1. That is a shock. The fact that it is so modern and that gold is so expensive must be an issue. My brain always tries to put a price tag on things but you can’t really do a cost benefit analysis on art.

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