World’s highest figure of Buddha: 48 kg real gold consumed





On May 19, 2013, followers were in pilgrimage to the world’s highest figure of Buddha – Donglin Buddha in Jiangxi Province.

The total investment was about 1 billion yuan (US $160 million) and 48 kg real gold had been consumed. The abbot of Donglin Temple Xi Daan said, the funding of Donglin Buddha came from donation of all believers around the world, it will abandon the commercial operation with no ticket fees. It is reported that Donglin Buddha is 48 meters in height and the overall modelling absorbed the religious art of Longmen Grottoes and other Tang Buddha art features.

Source: 腾讯(

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