Searching for the tallest statue in the world? Well, you will have to be destination bound to Zhaocun Township of Lushan County, Henan, China.
It’s a long journey, but a rich and rewarding one, if you are into statue-tourism.
The Spring Temple Buddha is located within the Fodushan Scenic Area, close to National Freeway no. 311.
The Buddha, which is made of nearly 240 pounds of gold, 33 tons of copper alloy, and another 15,000 tons of steel, was built in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
It overlooks the Shahe River and is flanked on three sides by dramatic mountain ridges.
Though the statue is technically 420 feet tall—including the lotus flower it stands on—it reaches a height of 700 feet when the two platforms beneath are taken into account.
Pollyanna Davy, Readers Bureau, Fellow
Edited by Jesus Chan
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