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Giant Buddha and 217 Steps, Wuxi

Coordinates: 31°25′55″N 120°5′29″E / 31.43194°N 120.09139°E / 31.43194; 120.09139 The Grand Buddha (simplified Chinese: 灵山大佛; traditional Chinese: 靈山大佛; pinyin: Língshān Dà Fó) is located at the south of the Longshan Mountain, near Mashan, town of Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, People's Republic of China. It 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 Amitabha standing Buddha outdoor, weighing over 700 tons. It was completed at the end of 1996.

In 2008, a "Five-signets" Palace and a 'Hindu inspired' Brahma Palace were built south-east of the grand buddha statue.


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