Reports: World’s largest Buddha statue “basically completed” in China

Chinese media are reporting that the world’s largest Buddha statue has been completed in Jiujiang City, in Jiangxi Province. The bronze Amitabha Buddha, which stands outside the Donglin Temple and measures 48 meters (157 feet) in height, is “believed to be the largest of its kind in the world.” It cost around $161 million dollars and was funded by private donations. Click here to view photos of the statue.