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Spring Temple Buddha Completed

The Spring Temple Buddha statue depicting Vairocana Buddha in Henan, China
The Spring Temple Buddha statue depicting Vairocana Buddha in Henan, China

Historical Context

Completed in 2008, China's Spring Temple Buddha was the largest statue in the world until 2018 when it was surpassed by the Statue of Unity in India.

It was conceived after the destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas in Afghanistan by the Taliban in 2001.

The statue depicts the Vairocana Buddha and it stands 128 meters (420 feet) high on a lotus pedestal and on two further structures. It is located in Henan province within the Fodushan Scenic Area.

Monument Info

Location: Zhaocun township, Henan, China

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  • 2008-09-01 Spring Temple Buddha statue of Vairocana Buddha, then the world's tallest statue at 128 meters (420 ft), completed in Zhaocun township, Henan, China


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