The national treasure---Gold and Jade Statue of Guanyin, being the world largest gold and jade Buddha statue of 3.8 meters high, is built with over 100 kilograms of gold and jade respectively, over 120 karats of South African diamond, and thousands of rubies and sapphires ,emeralds, corals, tophi, pearls and other rare jewels and precious stones.
For the completion of Gold and Jade Statue of Guanyin, the Jokhang Temple in Tibet and the Zhuqing Temple in Xikang have donated a Serira (Buddha’s relics) of Gautama Buddha and a Serira of a ancient Buddha and the two Seriras were escorted by Dorje Tashi living Buddha and a grand consecration dharma assembly was held for the Golden Jade Guanyin.
In 1997, the assessment price of Gold and Jade Statue of Guanyin was 192,000,000 yuan and on 19th day of the 9th lunar month, the day when Guanyin made her monastic vows, the statue was settled in Nanshan, and in 1999 it was kept in to the Guinness Book of World Records as the first Buddha statue in Nanshan. According to Amoghapasakalparaja, when facing the Buddha in person, someone did witness the holy appearance of Guanyin and the Immeasurable Palace in the holy land of Potala. At a sight of the statue one may free oneself from suffering many kinds of tortures and at the same time accumulate blessings. For instance, when dying, one can witness the gracious face of Guanyin; when dead, one can attain peace and enter the happiest world without pains and recall his past lives till the last end. One single look at the statue may bring a person incredible merits and virtues, let alone always keeping the Guanyin in mind and worshiping her.
In order to dignify Buddha Dharma, a cleansing ceremony was held on 3rd, December, 2001 and during the cleansing process 138 King kong Sariras was found which was regarded as a great auspicious sign. Since the settlement in Nanshan, the Gold and Jade Statue of Guanyin has attracted millions of Chinese and overseas believers for her auspicious light and aura. It is called the treasure of the island by local people.
Many senior country leaders in China such as Jiang Zemin, Li Peng, Zhu Rongji, Li Ruihuan, Wei Jianxing, Jia Qinglin have successively visited the Gold and Jade Statue of Guanyin and were all full of admiration to its ingenious design, exquisite techniques and wonderful modeling.