Top 20 World Buddhist Records (Part 2: Spring Temple Buddha)

07-04-2016

(WorldKings) Buddhism is a religion and dharma that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on teachings attributed to Gautama Buddha, commonly known as the Buddha ("the awakened one"). Buddhists number between an estimated 488 million and 535 million, making it one of the world's major religions. After collecting documents and information from many different sources WorldKings officially proclaim Top 20 World Buddhist Records.

Spring Temple Buddha - the biggest Buddha statue in the world

 

Spring Temple Buddha.

 

The Spring Temple Buddha is a statue depicting Vairocana Buddha located in the Zhaocun township of Lushan County, Henan, China, built from 1997 to 2008. It is located within the Fodushan Scenic Area, close to National Freeway no. 311. 

 

Approximate heights of various notable statues:Statue of Liberty, The Motherland Calls, Christ the Redeemer, Statue of David 5.17 m.

 

Spring Temple Buddha is the biggest Buddha statue in the world. The Buddh, which is 128 meters tall, stands on a 20m high lotus, a 25m high pedestal and a second 35m pedestal reshaped from the hill it originally stood on. The total height of this statues is 208m. The project as a whole was estimated to cost around $55 million, $18 million of which being spent on the statue. It was originally estimated to consist of 1,100 pieces of copper cast, with a total weight of 1,000 tonnes. Beneath the statue is a Buddhist monastery. 

 

The gigantic toes of the Spring Temple Buddha statue.


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