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Longest Wooden Sculpture

World’s Longest Wooden Sculpture

A Chinese artist Zheng Chunhui has set the record in the Guinness Book of 2014 after creating the world's longest wooden carving. Zheng Chunhui is a famous wood carver, spent four years to create the artwork which is 40ft long and made from a single tree trunk.

The scene is actually a copy of the famous Chinese painting 'Along the River during the Qingming Festival' which was created over 1,000 years ago. It is surely the most spectacular. The art work features boats, bridges, building and even 550 individually carved people.
The piece measure 12.286 meters is long and is 3.075 meters tall at its highest point, and is also 2.401 meters wide. The original painting, referred to as the 'Chinese Mona Lisa' because of its fame.

It is historically significant because it shows the day-to-day lives of rich and poor people of ancient China. Chunhui's carving was unveiled at the Palace Museum in Beijing.