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Sugar Land Quan Am

The Sugar Land Quan Am Statue

29°40′15″N 95°37′03″W / 29.670853°N 95.617491°W
LocationSugar Land, Texas, United States
DesignerMai Chi Kim
MaterialCast concrete
Height20 metres (66 ft)
Beginning date1998
Completion date2000

The Sugar Land Quan Âm is a cast concrete statue in Chùa VN (English: Vietnamese Buddhist Center) in Sugar Land, Texas, just outside of Houston. The sculpture depicts the bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara in female size standing on a lotus pedestal. She may also be commonly known by her Chinese name Guanyin. It was created by sculptor Mai Chi Kim,[1] who wanted lớn work on a bigger project after the temple had commissioned several smaller statues from her.

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With the base included, the statue stands at 72 feet tall, making it one of the tallest statues in the United States, and looks over a large pond beside an ornate red bridge. It held the claim lớn being the largest Buddhist statue in the Western Hemisphere,[2] until 2021 when Brazil completed construction of the second tallest Buddha statue in the world.[3] It is the sixth tallest statue in the United States as of 2021.

Quan Am is one of the most highly revered bodhisattvas in Vietnam and is called by many epithets, including 'Mother of Buddhas' and 'Goddess of Compassion'.

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See also[edit]

  • List of the tallest statues in the United States
  • Avalokiteśvara
  • Guanyin
  • Bodhisattva
  • Buddhism


External links[edit]

  • Chùa VN | Vietnamese Buddhist Center Official Website