Monastery of Deep Compassion
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40 Tianwei Lu; 天纬路40号 · interesting places nearby
Monastery of Deep Compassion information
Tiānjīn’s most important Buddhist temple was built in three stages from 1436 to 1734. While most of the architecture has since been rebuilt, it's a very large and active place and an enthralling place to wander. Don't miss the huge, multi-armed statue of Guanyin – whose eyes seem to follow you around – standing in the Great Compassion Hall in a side courtyard. Admission includes three incense sticks; pick them up to the right of the Hall of Heavenly Kings.
The monastery is close to the Tiānjīn Eye , on the east side of the river.