Buddha statues get bigger on mainland China in bid to lure tourists

Buddhist Art News

South China Morning Post
He Huifeng
05 February, 2014

Giant statues of sage spring up all over mainland as developers and officials bid to lure tourists

Local officials on the mainland are drawing inspiration from Buddha, but perhaps not in a way he might have intended.

Tourism bureaus and developers are racing to build ever-higher statues of Buddha, in an attempt to copy the success of the Lingshan Grand Buddha in Wuxi, Jiangsu province.

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