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World's tallest Buddha statue finished

By Cao Xiating | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2013-05-20 18:42

 

World's tallest Buddha statue finished

A woman prays in front of the Buddha statue in Jiujiang, East China's Jiangxi province, May 19, 2013. [Photo by Xi Yan/Asianewsphoto] 

 

 

The construction of the world's tallest statue of Amitabha ("Infinite Light") was completed on Sunday in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province, according to China Youth Daily.

The 48-meter-high statue cost 1 billion yuan ($162 million) and used 48 kilograms of gold for gilding.

Construction funds came from disciples and philanthropists around the world, the report said.

 

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