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The Buddha of a Thousand Arms

The massive multi-armed wooden statue of Buddha in the Puning Temple. This is the world's largest wooden buddha. It stands 22 meters tall and weighs 110 tons. At 6 stories tall it's unimaginable big for a pre-mechanized construction. For an extra ticket you can go up some very dark narrow steep steps to the 2nd floor for a closer view. On the hallway's outside their are 1000's and 1000's of tiny bodhisattva's lining the wall.


The 1000 arms comes from the fact that while the Buddha has 42 arms, 40 of them are unclasped; this combined with the 25 worlds in Buddhism equals a thousand.


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Taken on June 3, 2011