The Hill of the Buddha by Tadao Ando
Japanese architect Tadao Ando designed the spectacular temple in the northern Japanese city of Sapporo. A 13.5 metres tall statue of the buddha, sculpted 15 years ago, is concealed within a hill covered in 150,000 of lavender plants. Under the hill are a a 40-metre tunnel and a rotunda embracing the statue.
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Images courtesy of Tadao Ando Architect & Associates