The Special of Spring Temple BuddhaThe tallest statue in the world to date, the Buddha stands at a height of 420 feet. The statue was erected after the Taliban destroyed the Bamiyan Buddhas in Afghanistan.
Considering the 25 meter (82 ft) pedestal / building on which it is placed, the monument has a total height of 153 m (502 ft). As of October 2008, two more pedestals are being redesigned to a height of 15 meters above the statue stand. The total height of the monument is now said to be 208 m (682 ft).
The overall project is estimated to cost about $ 55 million, of which $ 18 million is to be spent on the statue. It was originally estimated to consist of 1,100 pieces of copper casting, with a total weight of 1,000 tons.
Spring Temple Buddha derives its name from the nearby Tianrui hot spring, where its water is heated to 60 ° C (140 F) and is famous in the region for its healing properties. The Fokwan Temple, built during the Tang Dynasty, is located on top of the Bell of Good Luck known as Dragon Head Peak. This bronze bead weighs 116 tons.