Chinese workers just relocated a whole temple

The relocation of the main hall of Shanghai’s Yufo Temple, along with three huge Buddhist statues inside, was completed on Sunday (September 17), after being gradually moved around 30 metres north of its original place.

The structure and everything inside was moved six metres a day along specially-built rails and then lifted up by 0.3 metres every day, taking two weeks to complete.

The new location, which is 30.66 metres away and 1.05 metres higher than the original, has more room for an increasing number of pilgrims, in front of the main hall.

An estimated two million visitors come to the temple annually, the temple said, and the daily number exceeds 100,000 on some Buddhist holy days.


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