Grand Buddha at Ling Shan

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Grand Buddha
灵山大佛
Grand Buddha at Ling Shan, China.jpg
Giant Buddha, Wuxi
Grand Buddha at Ling Shan is located in Jiangsu
Grand Buddha at Ling Shan
Location in Jiangsu
Coordinates31°25′55″N 120°5′29″E / 31.43194°N 120.09139°E / 31.43194; 120.09139 (Grand Buddha at Ling Shan (Wuxi, Jiangsu))Coordinates: 31°25′55″N 120°5′29″E / 31.43194°N 120.09139°E / 31.43194; 120.09139 (Grand Buddha at Ling Shan (Wuxi, Jiangsu))
LocationMashan Subdistrict, Binhu District, Wuxi, Jiangsu
Height88 m (289 ft)
Completion date1996
Dedicated toGautama Buddha

The Grand Buddha (simplified Chinese: 灵山大佛; traditional Chinese: 靈山大佛; pinyin: Língshān Dà Fó) is located on the north shore of Lake Tai, near Wuxi, Jiangsu. It is one of the largest Buddha statues in China and also in the world.

The Grand Buddha at Ling Shan is a bronze Amitabha standing Buddha outdoor, weighing over 700 metric tons (690 long tons; 770 short tons). It was completed at the end of 1996. The monument is 88 meters (289 ft) in total height, including 9 m lotus pedestal.[1]

In 2008, a Five-signets Palace and a Hindu inspired Brahma Palace were built south-east of the Grand Buddha Statue.

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  1. ^ "Lingshan Grand Buddha, Wuxi Lingshan Buddha Scenic Area". www.chinadiscovery.com. Retrieved 16 August 2018.