Kun Iam Ecumenical Centre

The Cultural Affairs Bureau will carry out renovation work at the Kun Iam Ecumenical Centre, as well as in the surrounding outdoor space and on the access causeway, starting on 27 December 2023. The Ecumenical Centre will be temporarily closed to the public until the end of the project, which is expected to be completed in early April 2024. For enquiries, please contact the Cultural Affairs Bureau on 8791 9814, from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Kun Iam Ecumenical Centre is located on an artificial island connected to Av. Dr. Sun Yat-sen, NAPE, by a 60-meter long causeway, the total height being 32 meters.Symbol of the Centre, Kun Iam statue is made up of approximately 50 bronze castings, weighs 50 tons and measures 20 meters high.

This sculpture's face was specifically designed to show the Universality expressed in the concept of “Ecumenic” - without any distinctive ethnicity.

Inaugurated on 21st March 1999, the Centre was designed and made by the Portuguese architect and sculptor Cristina Rocha Leiria, with UNESCO support, in order to promote mutual respect and friendship among all peoples and civilizations.

Kun Iam, or Guan Yin in Mandarin, is a deity embodying love, mercy and compassion, and a figure that represents this message of solidarity and rapprochement between people, worshiped even beyond the scope of the Buddhist religion.

The base of the statue, shaped like a Lotus Flower, includes a Contemplation Room where visitors can rest, listen to music and read The cupola is decorated with figures, symbols and texts related to Lao Tse, Confucius, Mencius and Buddha, painted on rice paper by the local artists Kwok Woon and Joana Ling.

The gallery of lower level of Kun Iam Ecumenical Centre, suitable for hosting exhibitions related to visual arts and culture, can accommodate 50 people. It is now available for the public’s renting and use as an art and cultural space.

Audio Guide

Cultural Affairs Bureau General Regulations and Guidelines for Venue Rental (Chinese)

Regulations for the Use of the gallery of lower level of Kun Iam Ecumenical Centre (Chinese)

For Renting Inquiry: 87919828 (Mr. Lou)


Kun Iam Ecumenical Centre

Website: www.icm.gov.mo/cn/KunIamEcumenical

Tel:(853) 2875 1516

Address: Avenida de Sun Yat-sen

Free admission


Arrangement for opening hours while Tropical Cyclone Warning is in force

Kun Iam Ecumenical Centre

  1. In case Typhoon Warning Signal No. 3 or above is hoisted, the centre will be closed.
  2. In case Typhoon Warning Signal No. 3 is lowered, the centre will be open to public two hours after the Typhoon Warning Signal is lowered.
  3. In case Typhoon Warning Signal No. 3 is lowered after 4pm, the centre will however remain closed for the whole day.
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