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Ten Thousand Buddha Garden

Buddha sculptures on display in Zhengzhou, China

Buddha sculptures on display in Zhengzhou, China

Ten Thousand Buddha Garden. These Buddha sculptures stretch for as far as the eye can see. There are 8,000 of them in all and each and every one has been painstakingly carved from dead jujube trees. Varying in height from 1m to 1.5m, they have been put on display in Zhengzhou, China, before being moved to the Ten Thousand Buddha Garden. Budd you believe it! These 8,000 Buddha sculptures have gone on display in Zhengzhou, China. Buddhism is a spiritual tradition that focuses on personal spiritual development and the attainment of a deep insight into the true nature of life. Buddhism teaches that all life is interconnected, so compassion is natural and important.

Buddha sculptures on display in Zhengzhou, China

Buddha sculptures on display in Zhengzhou, China

The Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery was founded in 1951 by Yuet Kai, a monk who preached Buddhism in a local monastery.

Buddha sculptures on display in Zhengzhou, China

Buddha sculptures on display in Zhengzhou, China

Construction of the monastery began in 1949. Despite his old age, Yuet Kai carried the buildings materials personally from the foot of the mountain together with his disciples to build the monastery.

Buddha sculptures on display in Zhengzhou, China

Buddha sculptures on display in Zhengzhou, China

It took eight years to complete all the buildings and another ten years to finish the 12,800 Buddha statues. Today, his preserved body is presented in the main hall of the monastery in a glass case, often the main attraction of the temple

Ten Thousand Buddha Garden

Buddha sculptures on display in Zhengzhou, China

Ten Thousand Buddha Garden

Buddha sculptures on display in Zhengzhou, China

Ten Thousand Buddha Garden

Buddha sculptures on display in Zhengzhou, China

Ten Thousand Buddha Garden

Buddha sculptures on display in Zhengzhou, China

Ten Thousand Buddha Garden

Buddha sculptures on display in Zhengzhou, China

Ten Thousand Buddha Garden

Buddha sculptures on display in Zhengzhou, China

Ten Thousand Buddha Garden

Buddha sculptures on display in Zhengzhou, China

Buddha sculptures on display in Zhengzhou, China

Buddha sculptures on display in Zhengzhou, China

Buddha sculptures on display in Zhengzhou, China

Buddha sculptures on display in Zhengzhou, China

Buddha sculptures on display in Zhengzhou, China

Buddha sculptures on display in Zhengzhou, China

Buddha sculptures on display in Zhengzhou, China

Buddha sculptures on display in Zhengzhou, China

Buddha sculptures on display in Zhengzhou, China

Buddha sculptures on display in Zhengzhou, China

Buddha sculptures on display in Zhengzhou, China

Buddha sculptures on display in Zhengzhou, China

Buddha sculptures on display in Zhengzhou, China

Buddha sculptures on display in Zhengzhou, China

Buddha sculptures on display in Zhengzhou, China

Buddha sculptures on display in Zhengzhou, China

Buddha sculptures on display in Zhengzhou, China

Buddha sculptures on display in Zhengzhou, China

Buddha sculptures on display in Zhengzhou, China

Buddha sculptures on display in Zhengzhou, China

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