167m tall of steel frame.

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JIM KM on March 25, 2007

This steel structure is the head of a new 167m high standing Buddha being built in Po Khuang Hill near Monywa, 136km west of Mandalay. You can imagine how tall this is by looking at the little human figures on top of the head lifting the steel sheets. Early giant Buddha images took a life time to carve out from solid rock face. With today's high-rise building technique, it can complete within a year. Buddha-mania is fast catching up among Asian countries to compete for worshiping tourists.

VKeith on October 6, 2007

I heard of this one in a radio story about the idea. I'm glad to see the progress. You have a great collection!

JIM KM on October 7, 2007

Thanks Kieth,

Before this statue there are hundreds of life size buddhas sitting in a open space. There is indication that they are sponsored by the Korean. The statue should have been completed by now.


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  • Uploaded on March 26, 2007
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    by JIM KM
    • Taken on 2006/12/11 18:01:24
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