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Haitan Deity

Updated: Nov 30, 2017 Print

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Haitan Deity, one of the geological landmarks of Pingtan, Fujian province, is a gigantic rock shaped like a man lying on a beach.

Haitan Deity, located off the southern coast of Haitan Island in Pingtan, Fujian province, is a gigantic rock shaped like a man lying on a beach. Owing to its strange shape, locals have dubbed it one of Pingtan's two geological landmarks. The other one is Shipaiyang.

The Haitan Deity is 330 meters in length and 150 meters in width. From its lower part sticks out a column-shaped rock, about four meters in height with a circumference of around 4.5 meters, which local residents call the "Deity Stone". According to local folklore, any fisherman’s wife who is struggling to conceive will give birth to a baby boy if they touch the rock.

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