Kun Iam StatueCurrently Closed
- Address: Av. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, Macau, China, Macao
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Walking Area, Statue, Family And Kids
As its name tells, the statue is dedicated to Kun Iam, the goddess of mercy in Chinese Buddhism, and at its foot and there is a lotus-shaped dome that houses the Kun Iam Ecumenical Centre, where you can visit a small exhibition and get some educational literature about Buddhism. The Kun Iam Statue is a very beautiful statue in Macau. Standing on a pretty, albeit tiny, artificial island in the middle of the ocean; this bronze statue is a real sight to see. The Statue belongs to the goddess of mercy and is a beautiful symbol for Macau.
The Statue can be accessed on most days through the causeway to the island. There is also a small museum in the shape of a dome right under the statue. The Statue itself is worth the trip but the museum centre is sure to interest culture seekers too. There is a lot of information as well as literature available some of the traditional religions of Macau.
Be sure to pay this one a visit as it is a beautiful area to stroll around near the pier. You can watch the sea or the statue or just sit by and take in the wonderful atmosphere. This relaxing place is a great hang out spot in Macau. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Macau Itinerary 3 Days.
- Open on public holidays.
- Spread over the road from Kun Iam Statue, on the area of Avenida Dr. Sun Yat Sen, which are situated between the corner of Alameda Dr. Carlos de Assumpção and the Avenida.
- Sir Anders Ljungstedt, there is an exuberant eating and nightlife territory called the Docas or the Docks.
- Entry is free.
- Bus no 28C- stop Border Gate
- Vida Rica Restaurant and Bar
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91.43% of people who visit Macau include Kun Iam Statue in their plan
4 PM - 5 PM
45.3% of people start their Kun Iam Statue visit around 4 PM - 5 PM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Kun Iam Statue
88.82% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kun Iam Statue
One of the intriguing attractions in Macau is the 20 meter tall, bronze statue of the goddess Kun Iam, which can be found on a small man-made island that is linked to Avenida de Sun Yat-sen on the Macau Peninsula. The Statue is large but delicate and enjoyable to see. Most visitors who take hotel shuttle buses to the Cotai Strip will pass by Kun Iam Statue on the left side of the road, prior to crossing over to Cotai, via Macau-Taipa Bridge. Those taking day tours around the Macau Peninsula can quickly stop here for a photo of the goddess and move along. If you have more time, you can also make a visit to the Ecumenical Centre (free admission) which the Kun Iam Statue rests upon. The Ecumenical Centre is a two floor building where you can find information on important religions and philosophies such as Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism. The ceiling murals insider the centre are nice as are some of the Kun Iam figures and information found in the lower, basement floor. A ten minute stop here will be sufficient for most visitors. In the end, the Ecumenical Centre is a specialist attraction with little to see. However, they keep the facilities quite cool inside, making this a nice place for a rest during hot summer days. The Kun Iam Statue is attractive and endearing, and we enjoy seeing it when we pass by. However, due to its isolation from the majority of attractions found on the Macau Peninsula, we don't visit very often. Tip: There is also free government wifi which can be accessed at the centre. Tip: Presently, there are no convenient public bus stops nearby so visitors need to walk (or take taxi) to visit the statue and centre. The MGM Hotel entrance is around a 5 minute walk to the statue and centre. The Macau Art Museum (MAM) and Science Centre are approximately the same distance in the other direction. Further, The MGM Hotel entrance is only a 5 minute walk from the Kun Iam Statue. It is easy to pick up taxi here if you can't find one after your visit to the statue and centre.
its way better at night time.. unfortunately you cannot go inside
I love they support art and they have different sculptures all over Macau..... Walking around could be very entertaining and educational.
On its own nothing tremendously special and there's nothing much here except a quick photo op but this statute nicely encapsulated the East-West mix that is Macau: it's a very unique representation of the Goddess of Mercy the flowing robes and the way her hands are positioned reminds one almost of Catholic representations of the Virgin Mary! This incongruity alone might make it worth a photo.
perfect place to visit for one day trip