Mengshan Giant Buddha
|Mengshan Giant Buddha
|Dimensions||63 m (207 ft)|
|Location||Jinyuan District, Taiyuan, Shanxi|
The Mengshan Giant Buddha (Chinese: 蒙山大佛; pinyin: Méngshān Dàfó) is a stone statue located in the city of Taiyuan, Shanxi and was built during the Northern Qi dynasty. Initially discovered in a 1980 census, the statue was found to have its head missing. From 2006 to 2008, people constructed a 12-meter tall head for the statue. The site opened to the public in October 2008.
References [ edit ]
- 佛头安放完毕 山西太原蒙山大佛亮相 (in Chinese). Phoenix Television. 28 January 2008. Archived from the original on 29 December 2014.
- "Mengshan Mountain Giant Buddha - the second largest in the world". People's Daily. 21 June 2012.
- 寻佛记之二·寻佛者 (in Chinese). 15 December 2007.
- 太原蒙山大佛维修复原工程威胁文物被叫停 (in Chinese). Sina Corp. 8 January 2007.
- 蒙山大佛向世人展露真容 (in Chinese). Tencent. 8 October 2008.
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