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1. The entrance to the Naanshan temple and monastery
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2. The temple gardens
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3. The entrance to the temple
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4. The entrance has many images of Buddha. This is the 'Happy Buddha'.
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6. The statue at the altar is of Guanshi Yin (Goddess of Mercy). Her eight arms show her many powers and the altar piece is made of solid gold and jade. It is decorated with 120 carats of diamonds, pearl, red coral and turquoise.
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7.The three headed statue of Guanyin. One face is said to face mainland China, one to Taiwan and the last one looks towards the sea across the world.
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Budhism in China
Photographs by John Thompson
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