|Buddhist Temple in Melbourne Australia|
On our recent trip to Melbourne for Christmas, we came upon 4 temples all within a few kilometres of each other. This one looks like the palace in the Forbidden City Beijing we thought. Perhaps on a smaller scale, but still imposing and magnificent. I think this statue is of Guan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy. There were food offerings at the base of the various statues - bananas, bread and so on. It was quite stunning to see in a Melbourne suburb.