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Leshan Giant Buddha Wonder
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Sep 4, 2012 @ 10:43pm
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The largest pre-modern statue on Earth, the Leshan Giant Buddha was constructed during the Tang dynasty in the hope that the presence of Buddha would calm the turbulent waters of the rivers below, where the Min and Dadu rivers merge. Construction lasted around 100 years, and when it was finished the currents did calm down in the water. However, this was due to the ammount of stone removed, and not the statue itself. According to local legend, the site was chosen because the mountain range which the statue is carved in is shaped like a reclined Buddha, with the statue at the heart. Ingame, the Buddha provides 6 Happiness, with an additional 1 Happiness for every 3 social policies adopted.

Requires Gods & Kings expansion pack, and credit to co-author Sukritact for the icon
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shautora Jan 3, 2013 @ 8:32am 
I like this one a lot, but you don't think this will step on the Eiffel Tower's toes? If I had to change one, though, it would probably be the Eiffel Tower rather than this one. It always seemed a bit random to me.
UnDirectLookable Sep 10, 2012 @ 1:59am 
nice.
Pouakai  [author] Sep 5, 2012 @ 8:47pm 
There is actually already a Potala Palace, made by the guy who makes my icons, Sukritact. It's not updated for G&K yet, but still can be found here:
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=414955
Anarcho-Liberal Sep 5, 2012 @ 6:35pm 
Looks great! Can you please make the Potola Palaces?