As the construction of scaffolds beneath the abdomen of the Leshan Giant Buddha was completed on Oct. 25, the “physical examination” of the Buddha statue has come to the core area including its chest, abdomen and head.
Solemn and awe-inspiring, Buddha statues are more than just symbols of a religion. They have become celebrated works of art and stand witness to thousands of years of civilization. Here are some of China's most famous.
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