Gallery: Spring Temple Buddha
Blog: Spring Temple Buddha
Location: Fodushan Scenic Area,Lushan County, Henan,China
Construction: Started on 1998 and was completed on 1 September 2008
Total Height: 208 meters (including base)
Project Total Cost: 55 million dollars
The Spring Temple Buddha holds Guinness World Record of being the tallest statue in the world.The Spring Temple Buddha derives its name from the nearby Tianrui hot spring. The statue depicts Vairocana Buddha standing over the base of the lotus flower with his right hand making the gesture of ‘Karana Mudra’.
Vairocana Buddha is a celestial buddha who is often interpreted, in texts like the Flower Garland Sutra, as the Dharma Body of the historical Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama).
It is the tallest statue in the world however it will lose its prestigious title by 2019 when the construction of the new tallest statue in the world STATUE OF UNITY depicting Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel will finish standing at the height of 240 meters including base.
The total height of the statue is 208 meters, it measures 148 meters from head to toe of buddha statue and lotus pedestals of 20 meters. Below the flower is “Diamond Seat” and the “Sumeru Seat”. Which accounts for the total height of 208 meters of the Spring temple buddha statue.
The magnificent statue of Buddha was constructed using 108 kg of gold, 3,300 tons of copper alloy and 15,000 tons of steel, consist of 1,100 pieces of copper.
The Diamond Seat below the buddha statue contains 6,666 small Buddha statues. Beneath the statue is a Buddhist monastery.
More places to visit on destination–
Bell of Good Luck
Yaoshan Fuquan hot spring center
Other tallest Buddha Statues–
Great Buddha of Thailand