Wuxi’s Buddhist Theme Park – Lingshan Buddha Statue

In a day visit to Wuxi in early Sept 2012, Local leaders told me that the Lingshan Buddha Theme Park is among the two most important events that took place in China in 1997, the other event being the return of Hongkong to the motherland. Spread over 600 over acres, with a 88 meter Buddha Statue on the top of the hill, weighing 700 tons, there Brahma Palace recreated the opulent palace the Prince Sakyamuni lived before he reached enlightenment.

When walking through the park, one must remember that this is meant to be a Tourist theme park on Buddhism, not a Buddhist temple park where the focus is on the religion. The Multi media show tells the story of  the Prince confronting the many issues of life; death, suffering and how he achieved enlightenment.

My photo collection taken at the site The official website

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