Located at the most southern tip of Hainan Island, China, Nanshan is a Buddhist complex of monumental proportions. In fact the statue seen here as under construction (note its off-shore position, facing south) is reported to be the largest Buddha statue anywhere. The design and layout certainly are impressive. This is a main tourist attraction, with a spa, extensive gardens, a variety of restaurants, its own tea plantation (no chemicals being used in the growing and production processes), exhibition spaces and numerous shrines and halls.
Photographs taken in March 2005, while attending a conference.
Thomas H. Hahn, July 23, 2006.
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