Spring Temple Buddha
|Location||Fodushan Scenic Area, Lushan County, Henan, China|
|Height||128 metres (420 ft)|
|Completion date||1 September 2008|
The 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 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 metres (420 ft), including a 25 metres (82 ft) lotus throne, it is the second tallest statue in the world after the Statue of Unity, Gujarat, India with the height of 182 metres (597 ft), as of 2018[update].
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 tall. The total height of the monument is now said to be 208 m (682 ft). 15 m
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 cast, with a total weight of 1,000 tons. Beneath the statue is a Buddhist monastery.
The Spring Temple Buddha derives its name from the nearby Tianrui hot spring, which spews water at 60 °C (140 °F) 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.
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