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  Puning Temple (Kuan Yin statue)

China

The Puning Temple in Chengde, in China's Hebei Province, is home to the world's largest wooden statue of Kuan Yin, which has a height of 22.28 meters and is housed in the Hall of the Bodhisattva (fig.).

 

It is made from five kinds of wood, i.e. pine, cypress, elm, fir, and linden, and is said to weigh 110 tons.

See also THAILAND'S NEIGHBOURS and BEYOND.

  Puning Temple (Kuan Yin statue)