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Together with the Dragon and Tiger pagodas, the Spring and Autumn pavilions are among the most popular attractions of Lotus Lake in Kaohsiung.
This man-made lake, opened in 1951 in Kaohsiung, is the largest in the city, and a popular destination for locals and tourists.
Two massive pavilions dedicated to Kuan Kung, the God of War, the Spring and Autumn Pavilions were completed in 1951. In front of the pavilions is a statue of Kuanyin, the Goddess of Mercy, riding a dragon.
According to legend, Kuanyin appeared above the clouds riding on a dragon, signifying that believers must erect an image depicting this event between "pavilions of summer and autumn": The present-day structures are a result of this vision.
SOURCE: Courtesy of Tourism Bureau, Ministry of Transportation & Communications , R.O.C.
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