Spring Temple Buddha - the biggest Buddha statue in the world
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.
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.