Hong Kong’s newest monastery, financed by tycoon Li Ka-shing, has officially been opened to the public as of April 15, 2015.
The new monastery features the world’s second tallest statue of Guanyin, the Goddess of Mercy, as well as bulletproof VIP rooms. The statue is 76 meters high, and looks over the site and out to the harbor.
It sprawls across a lush, green area of 500,000 square feet, which is around nine football fields…so quite small in size as you can imagine.
Li Ka-shing, Asia’s richest man, decided to fund the monastery’s construction entirely from his personal foundation.
The monastery also features several grand halls, including one which houses three ornate 24-karat gold plated Buddhist statues, where people can meditate, and learn about Buddhism.
By Freya Twigden