Buddha statue from China gets head reattached in Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/05/23
By: Wang Shu-feng and Maubo Chang

Kaohsiung, May 23 (CNA) A Chinese Buddha statue which lost its head 20 years 2015052300261ago, had its head reattached in Taiwan on Saturday, thanks to an anonymous Taiwanese art collector.

In a ceremony held at Fo Guang Shan monastery in Kaohsiung, thousands of Buddhists celebrated the reunion of the body of the 1,600-year-old statue from Hebei Province in northern China, and its head in Taiwan, over a thousand miles away from its Hebei home Youju Temple.

Presiding over the ceremony, Master Hsing Yun, the founder of Fo Guang Shan, lauded the reunion of the body and head of the statue in Taiwan and protecting the Chinese historical treasure as a milestone in the cooperation between Taiwan and China.     [FULL  STORY]

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