Kuan Yin, The Goddess of Compassion

East meets West. This Kuan Yin structure found in an old house in Gulangyu is a depiction of cultural mix in its design. The front view shows Kuan Yin and the back view of it is Mama Mary. According to our guide, this shows that the East is in front while the West remains at the back, which is a refusal to succumb to colonial powers. IMG_7506 IMG_7509

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