Among the five largest world religions, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Judaism, Buddhism is the largest organized religion in China.
Buddhism has a big influence on Chinese culture. This is also reflected in the travel and tourism business. Buddhist temples and Buddha statues are big tourist attractions in China.
We visited a couple of them in China during our recent trip.
On June 3, we visited the Lingshan Buddhist Scenic Spot, located in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province.
Among several well designed scenic spots are Lingshan Grand Buddha and Lingshan Buddhist Palace. The Lingshan Grand Buddha, 88 meters high and weighs over 700 tons, is the world’s tallest copper standing statue of Buhhda. It is one of the world’s largest Buddha statues.
The Grand Buhhda is the symbol of Lingshan Buddhist Scenic Spot. Its size is really impressive. Standing next to it, I felt so so very small.
My kids resting in front of the Grand Buhhda
We are small comparing to the Grand Buhhda. We were touching Buddha’s toe nails.