The World’s Most Magnificent Tripitaka Stone Carvings

About 500,000 pieces of carved stone Tripitaka were engraved during the Ming Dynasty, as well as the Qing Dynasty. (Screenshot from Secret China)
About 500,000 pieces of carved stone Tripitaka were engraved during the Ming Dynasty, as well as the Qing Dynasty. (Screenshot from Secret China)

Tripitaka is a Sanskrit word, the traditional term used by Buddhists to describe various canons and scriptures (sutras).

About 500,000 pieces of carved stone Tripitaka were engraved during the Ming Dynasty, as well as the Qing Dynasty. They are stored at the Bang Tuo Temple in Aba Prefecture, Sichuan Province.

The left side of the Tripitaka is 32 feet high and 525 feet wide. The right side of the Tripitaka is 30 feet high and 42.5 feet wide. The Tripitaka is 525 feet long and has an area of 6436 square feet.

It is presently the most magnificent and unique Tripitaka stone carving. Historical documents say that it took 60 skilled workers nine years working diligently to complete this great historic treasure.

Tibetan scripture was artistically engraved in stone, illustrating words and symbols.

This stone carving is of exceptional beauty, demonstrating high cultural and artistic values.

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