When the unique tropical climes of Sanya beckons you to China’s southern coastal belt, ensure you take some time to visit the Nanshan Temple in Sanya, whose peaceful climate is a perfect complement to the tropical malaise that permeates the region. You will also want to check into a quality Sanya resort in the area, such as the Anantara Sanya Resort & Spa. With gracious hospitality and luxury trappings, this resort in Sanya is an excellent choice to accommodate your stay. With almost 66 acres affording ample peace and serenity, the Nanshan Temple is an ideal spot to engage in some deep inner reflection during your excursion here. Nestled at the emerald foot of Nanshan Mountain, its most prominent attraction is the beautiful while statue of Quan Yin, Mahayana Buddhism’s deity of compassion, which towers to a majestic height of 108 metres. The temple was constructed in 1988 to commemorate 2,000 years of Buddhism in the country, and it also features several important cultural artefacts of the Tang Dynasty. Within the temple complex, you will discover exquisite statues of the Buddha as well as the different bodhisattvas from Buddhist lore, Maitreya, Amitabha and Bhaisajyaguru, among others. You will also find another statue of Quan Yin, this one composed entirely of gold and silver, and encrusted with jewels including South African diamonds. Come outside to the sea watch terrace where the sapphire waters of the gulf unfurl before you, and the white statue of Quan Yin gleams in all her glory. The temple complex artfully combines Buddhist-themed architecture and exhibits to evoke a sense of serenity to all who visit.
Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and intends to visit them all someday.