Standing at the center of Lotus Square, next to the Forum, is the large sculpture of “Lotus Flower in Full Bloom” presented by the State Council of China in 1999. It commemorates the return of sovereignty to Macau.
The sculpture, for which this square earns it’s namesake, is made of gilded bronze and weighs 6.5 tons, it is 6 meters high and the diameter of the flower is 3.6 meters. The major part is composed of a stem, petals and pistil, with a total of 16 components. The base of the flower consists of 23 pieces of red granite.
The lotus flower in full bloom, symbolizes everlasting prosperity of Macau. There are three layers of red granite at the base, which are in the shape of lotus leaves, signifying the Macau Peninsula, Taipa Island, and Coloane Islande.
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