World's largest reclining Buddha statue in Jiangxi
Updated: 2015-03-31 07:00
Visitors walk along the feet of the world's largest reclining Buddha stone statue in Yiyang county of East China's Jiangxi province, March 28, 2015. [Photo/SIPA]
A reclining Buddha, a frequent theme in Buddhist art, signifies the Buddha Shakyamuni's departure into final nirvana. The gigantic rock work was constructed on a mountain in Yiyang county of East China's Jiangxi province and measures 68 meters high and 416 meters long.
The statue takes advantage of the mountain's original shape, which was identical to a human body. Construction work started in 2002 and took over two years to complete.