A Giant Headless Buddha Statue Discovered Under a Residential Complex in China

A 9-meter-high Buddha statue without a head was recently discovered in a residential complex in Chongqing of southwest China. Surrounded by tall buildings, the statue was covered by vegetation, with a residential structure built on top of it. Most residents were unaware of it until the vegetation was removed due to a reconstruction of the building’s external wall.

h/t: shine

The headless statue is in sitting position with two hands on abdomen and a badly damaged left foot.

“The statue was here when I was young,” said a 60-year-old resident. “There was a head on it but was later damaged.”

Another resident surnamed Yang who has lived in the complex for many years said there was also a temple near the statue many years ago, but it was demolished when residential buildings were built there in the 1980s.

“I heard the Buddha statue was built nearly a thousand year ago,” said Yang.

The local authority of cultural relics has launched an investigation into the statue.

(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Leave Your Comment Below

If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

Most Awesome Wall of Air Conditioners Appears in Fuzhou, China
Rotary Clubs Light Up the World to Eradicate Polio
Cercle et Suite D’éclats by Felice Varini
These Prefab Coral Shaped Structures Are Designed to Be Self-Sustaining Centres for The Coastal Community
Roll It: Experimental House
The Fantastically Sculptural Architecture Of Cyril Lancelin
Modern Home Features a Staircase Designed Specifically for Small Pets
Grand Canyon Skywalk
The Space Hotel
Building Of The Eiffel Tower In Stunning & Must-See Historical Photographs
The Ironic Loss Of The Postmodern BEST Store Facades
Harbin Ice and Snow Festival 2012: Spectacular Sculptures Pierce China's Skies
See How This Dilapidated Graffiti Filled Kitchen Got Transformed Into A Stunning Award Winner
Atmos Studio Creates Amazing StairStalk Staircase For HIDE Restaurant In London
Giant Swings To Abolish The Wall Between The United States And Mexico: Take That, Donald Trump!
Artists Built A Colorful, Unique Island That They Call Home
Cubicle? No. That's Bubblicle!
This Underground Shelter From The 1970s Was Just Listed For $18 Million
Artist Uses 100,000 Banned Books To Build A Full-Size Parthenon At Historic Nazi Book Burning Site
Secluded Timber Cabin on Stilts is a Creative Escape for Writers
The International Church Of Cannabis Has Arrived In Denver
Danish Retailer Vipp Has Created A "Battery-Charging Stations For Humans"
Just Before It Was Destroyed By Fire, These Amazing Photos Captured The Cliff House In The Early 1900s
An Amazingly Sculptural Spiral Staircase Has Been Installed In The Lobby Of This Office Building
Create Your Own Hobbit Hole With The Cosy Green Magic Homes That Can Be Adapted To Your Needs
Large Scale Surreal Architectural Collages By Anastasia Savinova
Defenders Of The Soviet Arctic During The Great Patriotic War - The Giant Monument On The Edge Of Russia
3D Printed Cylinders Tower Over Mars Surface In Latest Design For Habitat Challenge
Living On The Edge Of The Icelandic Cliffside Retreat
"Death On The Dance Floor": Photographer Captured Stunning Photos Of Abandoned Discos Around France