Mengshan Giant Buddha

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Mengshan Giant Buddha
Mengshan Giant Buddha, Taiyuan.jpg
Dimensions63 m (207 ft)
LocationJinyuan District, Taiyuan, Shanxi
Coordinates37°46′48″N 112°26′48″E / 37.7801°N 112.4467°E / 37.7801; 112.4467Coordinates: 37°46′48″N 112°26′48″E / 37.7801°N 112.4467°E / 37.7801; 112.4467

The Mengshan Giant Buddha (Chinese: 蒙山大佛; pinyin: Méngshān Dàfó) is a stone statue located in the city of Taiyuan, Shanxi and was built during the Northern Qi dynasty.[1][2] Initially discovered in a 1980 census, the statue was found to have its head missing.[3] From 2006 to 2008, people constructed a 12-meter tall head for the statue.[4][1] The site opened to the public in October 2008.[5]


  1. ^ a b 佛头安放完毕 山西太原蒙山大佛亮相 (in Chinese). Phoenix Television. 28 January 2008. Archived from the original on 29 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Mengshan Mountain Giant Buddha - the second largest in the world". People's Daily. 21 June 2012.
  3. ^ 寻佛记之二·寻佛者 (in Chinese). 15 December 2007.
  4. ^ 太原蒙山大佛维修复原工程威胁文物被叫停 (in Chinese). Sina Corp. 8 January 2007.
  5. ^ 蒙山大佛向世人展露真容 (in Chinese). Tencent. 8 October 2008.