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Great Buddha at Kamakura, Japan

Great Buddha at Kamakura, Japan

The Great Buddha of Kamakura is a bronze statue of Amida Buddha that is located on the grounds of the Kotokuin Temple. With a height of 13.35 meters, it is the second largest Buddha statue in Japan (the largest is located in the Todaiji Temple in Nara).

The statue was cast in 1252 and originally located inside a large temple hall. However, the temple buildings were washed away by...
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Stone of the pregnant women - Worlds biggest man made stone

Stone of the pregnant women - Worlds biggest man made stone

At the southern entrance of Baalbeck, Lebanon there is a quarry where the stones used in the temples were cut. A huge block, considered the largest known stone in the world, still sits where it was cut almost 2,000 years ago. Called the "Stone of the Pregnant Woman", it is 21.5m x 4.8m x 4.2meters in size and has an estimated weigh between 1,000 and 2,000 tons.

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Worlds largest sleeping Buddha

Worlds largest sleeping Buddha

Sculptors work on worlds largest sleeping Buddha statue Wednesday in Yiyang County of East Chinas Jiangxi Province. The gigantic rock work, whose construction started on May 1st,2002, measures 68-meter-high and 416-meter-long
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Place the Buddha first preached, India

Place the Buddha first preached, India

Too bad it's not high-res. More info on the Buddha (from the Wikipedia).
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Giant Tibetan characters

Giant Tibetan characters

It is in Tibetan language.
The biggest set is 170 m wide, 50 m tall.

Itís the six letter mantra of the Buddha of Compassion, or AVALOKITESHVARA. It goes, Ohm, Ma, Nih, Pedh, Meh, Hung. This is sort of the most widely recited Mantra by Tibetans, and you will find this even carved on stones everywhere in Tibet.
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Vigeland Monolith

Vigeland Monolith

Vigeland Park
On the highest point of the park, on the Monolith Plateau, rise circular stairs towards the Monolith. The figural part, with 121 figures, is 14.12 m and the total height, including the plinth, is 17.3 m high. The Monolith was carved from one single granite block, hence the name (mono: one, litho: stone).The autumn of 1926 a granite block weighing hundreds of tons was trans...
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170m reclining Buddha in the jungle

170m reclining Buddha in the jungle

A decidedly strange sight in Google Earth. Not to be confused with a 'sleeping Buddha', this one's eyes are open, and its partially finished hollow interior can be toured, as seen in the placemark's photos.
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St Pirans Churches near Mount

St Pirans Churches near Mount

Now lying buried under the wind blown sands of Perran Bay, St Piranís Oratory is considered as one of the most important early Christian sites in Britain. It was allegedly built in about the eighth century by St Piran and consists of a compact rectangular building with a small nave and chancel, possibly separated by a wooden rood screen. A stone bench runs round the whole interior and there are...
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Stanton Drew stone circles

Stanton Drew stone circles

The Stanton Drew stone circles are just outside the village of Stanton Drew, Somerset. The largest is the Great Circle, a henge monument consisting of the second largest stone circle in Britain (after Avebury). The stone circle is 113 m in diameter and probably consisted of 30 stones, of which 27 survive today. The North East Circle is 30 m in diameter and probably consisted of 10 or more stone...
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Serpent Mound

Serpent Mound

Serpent Mound is one of the world's greatest mysteries. It is a quarter-mile long serpent carved into the earth, and the world's largest prehistoric animal effigy (image). It is located on the bank of a monster meteorite crater. It is also the site of the nations first national park.

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Emerald buddha

Emerald buddha

Temple of the emerald Buddha, Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok
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Wat Phra Narng SarngPhuket, THAILAND

Wat Phra Narng SarngPhuket, THAILAND

Wat Phra Narng Sarng is Phukets oldest temple (app.250 years).
The grounds of this historic temple are where the Battle of Thalang took place in 1785. Inside are three very old statues wrought in tin of the Buddha; they are the largest in the world and date from a time when tin was regarded as a semi-precious metal.
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