8,000 Chinese Buddhas painstakingly carved from dead trees

These Buddha sculptures stretch for as far as the eye can see. There are 8,000 of them in all and each and every one has been painstakingly carved from dead jujube trees.

Varying in height from 1m to 1.5m, they have been put on display in Zhengzhou, China, before being moved to the Ten Thousand Buddha Garden. Buddhism is a spiritual tradition that focuses on personal spiritual development and the attainment of a deep insight into the true nature of life.

Buddhism teaches that all life is interconnected, so compassion is natural and important.
It arose as a result of Siddhartha Gautama's quest for Enlightenment in around 600BC
There are currently around 400million followers worldwide.

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