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Guan Yim/ Guan Yin/ Kuan Yim/ Kuan Yin statue at Canton Shrine, the statue wears a necklaces of Indian/Chinese royalty holding a water jar containing pure water, the divine nectar of life in the right hand. A bird, mostly a dove, representing fecundity is flying toward her. The background with a flowering lotus blossom symbolising enlightenment and the island Mount P’utuo according to the legend of Mio Shan; China Town, Bangkok

Photographer:Valeska Gehrmann
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