Panoramio – Photo of Lingshan white pagoda / 灵山白塔






Grand Buddha at Ling Shan – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Located at the south of the Longshan Mountain, near Mashan, town of Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, People’s Republic of China, the Grand Buddha (simplified Chinese: 灵山大佛; traditional Chinese: 靈山大佛; pinyin: Língshān Dà Fó) is one of the largest Buddha statues in China and also in the world.

At more than 88 metres high, the Grand Buddha at Ling Shan is a bronze Sakyamuni standing Buddha outdoor, weighing over 700 tons. It was completed in the end of 1996.

In 2008, a “Five-signets” Palace and a Brahma Palace were built south-east of the Grand Buddha statue.









Brahma Buddhist Palace

Brahma Buddhist Palace » China Assignment



Sunday, March 27, 2011 Posted in China, Wuxi

You may be wondering if I am considering a new religion since all I seem to post lately has a buddha in it; no chance – thank you very much.

Christian I am and Christian will I be when I meet my maker. Having said that, Buddhism is very prevalent in China even though it originated in India. There are many temples, some very old and some very new.

The Brahma buddhist temple I am covering today is a new addition to the Wuxi Ling Shan theme park visited last week. This weekend we moved into our apartment (FINALLY!) so we did not have time to do any sightseeing. Next weekend we plan on going to a couple of very cool places so remember to come back and visit us.

The Brahma buddhist temple in the Ling Shan theme park was finished in 2005. Wow did they poured some serious cash building this impressive structure. From the massive gardens around it, the sprawling facade with its 5 domes and it extremely opulent interior is simply amazing. The crowds of 99% chinese nationals visiting in a cloudy and rainy day was telling that it is well-known and regarded in China.

Once you go in all must place shoe covers to protect the beautiful marble floors. The palace has several large meeting rooms and banquet halls able to host large functions or conventions. It also has a circular theater that easily seats about 500 people. The stage wraps around the theater for about 260 degrees and it features a rain and light system we have never seen before; quite impressive.





The Brahma Buddhist Palace, Ling Shan Buddhist Theme Park, Wuxi City, China




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