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The Spring Temple Buddha
Spring Temple Buddha
(Chinese: 中原大佛 and simplified Chinese: 鲁山大佛; traditional Chinese: 魯山大佛) is a statue depicting Vairocana Buddha
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. At 128 m (420 ft), including a 25 m (82.02 ft) lotus throne, it is the tallest statue in the world.[1]

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1 Description 2 See also 3 References 4 External links

Description[edit] Taking into account the 25 m (82 ft) pedestal/building it is placed upon, the monument has a total height of 153 m (502 ft). As of October 2008[update], the hill on which the statue stands is being reshaped to form two further pedestals, the upper one being 15 m tall. The total height of the monument is now said to be 208 m (682 ft).[2] 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 (not copper bronze or brass) cast, with a total weight of 1,000 tonnes.[3] Beneath the statue is a Buddhist monastery. The Spring Temple Buddha
Spring Temple Buddha
derives its name from the nearby Tianrui hot spring, which spews water at 60°C and is renowned in the area for its curative properties. The Foquan Temple, built during the Tang dynasty, houses the "Bell of Good Luck", placed on top of Dragon Head peak. This bronze bell weighs 116 tonnes.[4] See also[edit]

Approximate heights of various notable statues: 1. Spring Temple Buddha
Spring Temple Buddha
153 m (incl. 25 m pedestal and 20 m throne) 2. Statue
Statue
of Liberty 93 m (incl. 47 m pedestal) 3. The Motherland Calls
The Motherland Calls
91 m (excl. pedestal) 4. Christ the Redeemer 38 m (incl. 8 m pedestal) 5. Statue
Statue
of David 5.17 m (excl. 2.5 m pedestal)

List of statues by height

References[edit]

^ (in Chinese) 中国佛山金佛-153米卢舍那佛 - 墨宝斋 ^ (in Chinese) 世界第一大佛鲁山大佛 ^ China
China
enters biggest Buddhist statue race, BBC News, 6 May 2001 ^ Fodushan Scenic Area

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Spring Temple Buddha.

Photographs:

close up Fodushan scenic area

Records

Preceded by Ushiku Daibutsu 110 m (361 ft) World's tallest statue 2002–present Incumbent

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Buddhist temples in China

Chinese Buddhist architecture

Architectonic elements

Chiwen
Chiwen
(鴟吻) Hip-and-gable roof (歇山頂) Dougong
Dougong
(斗拱) Huilang (迴廊) Bi (壁) Denglong (石燈籠) Terrace (台) Kiosk (亭) Stupa
Stupa
(舍利塔) Chinese guardian lions
Chinese guardian lions
(石狮子)

Men (gates)

Shanmen
Shanmen
(Mount gate) (山門) Paifang
Paifang
(牌門)

Buildings

Hall of Shanmen
Shanmen
(Hall of Mount Gate; 山門殿) Hall of Four Heavenly Kings
Hall of Four Heavenly Kings
(天王殿) Mahavira Hall
Mahavira Hall
(大雄寶殿) Bell tower (鐘樓) Drum Tower (鼓樓) Dharma Hall
Dharma Hall
(法堂) Hall of Sangharama Palace (伽藍殿) Hall of Guru
Hall of Guru
(祖師殿) Hall of Kshitigarbha
Hall of Kshitigarbha
(地藏殿) Hall of Bhaisajyaguru (藥師殿) Hall of Guanyin
Hall of Guanyin
(觀音殿) Hall of Maitreya (彌勒殿) Hall of Skanda (韋陀殿) Arhat Hall (羅漢堂) Abbot's Room (方丈) Buddhist Texts Library
Buddhist Texts Library
(藏經閣) Free Life Pond (放生池)

Schools and objects of worship

Major schools

Chan Tiantai Huayan Pure Land Weishi Sanlun Tangmi

Chan schools

Linji school Caodong school Weiyang school Yunmen school Fayan school

Notable Buddhist temples in China

Baoguang Temple Baoguo Temple Dabeilou Temple Dafo Temple, Xinchang Dafo Temple, Zhangye Donglin Temple Famen Temple Fawang Temple Fayu Temple Fengguo Temple Foguang Temple Geyuan Temple Grand Temple of Mount Heng Guanghua Temple Gufo Temple Guiyuan Temple Guoqing Temple Hanging Temple Hanshan Temple Huacheng Temple Huqiu Temple Jade Buddha Temple Ji Le Temple Jianfu Temple Jiming Temple Jing'an Temple Jingci Temple Jinge Temple Kaishan Temple Kumbum Monastery Linggu Temple Lingyan Temple Lingyin Temple Longhua Temple Longxing Temple Lake Manasarovar Mimi Temple Nanchan Temple Nanhua Temple Nanputuo Temple Pagoda Forest at Shaolin Temple Palpung Monastery Puji Temple Puning Temple Putuo Zongcheng Temple Qiongzhu Temple Qixia Temple Shanhua Temple Shaolin Monastery Shuanglin Temple Spring Temple Buddha Standard Design for Buddhist Temple Construction Temple of Bright Filial Piety Temple of Great Compassion Temple of the Six Banyan Trees Tianning Temple Wa Sau Toi Wanfu Temple White Horse Temple Wolong Temple Xiangyan Temple Xi Ming Temple Xingjiao Temple Yanqing Temple Yanshan Temple Youguo Temple Zhanshan Temple Zhenguo Temple Zunsheng Temple Daxiangguo Temple

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