Looking at this tree from a distance, it may look as just another old felled tree that has slowly begun to rot away. A view like this isn’t anything new as you can come across old, trees like it all across the globe.
However, this one is particularly interesting. If you take a closer look at this ancient tree, you will notice there is something JAWDROPPING about it.
Covering a total are of around 39 feet, this incredible tree has more than 550 INDIVIDUALLY carved features represented on the piece.
For example, in China, the ancient practice of creating incredibly-carved sculptures into trees is a much-admired practice.
The artist behind this jaw-dropping piece is Chinese artist Zheng Chunhui.
According to twistedsifter.com, the wooden carving took four years to complete. The sculpture, carved from a single tree trunk, measures 12.286 meters long, 3.075 meters high and 2.401 meters wide (40.308 x 10.088 x 7.877 ft).
Zheng’s MASTERPIECE features intricately carved details of boats, bridges, buildings and over 550 individually carved people.
This sculpture has earned Zheng Chunhui a place in the Guinness Book of Records as it is considered as the world’s longest wooden carving.
The scene depicted on the enormous tree is in fact a copy of the famous Chinese painting ‘Along the River During the Qingming Festival’ which was created over 1,000 years ago.
The painting—Along the River During the Qingming Festival— is one of the most renowned work’s among all Chinese paintings and has even been called, “China’s Mona Lisa” for its recognizability.
Interestingly, the painting is considered as having a great historical importance since it is believed to accurately depict the day-to-day lives of Chinese People over 900 years ago.
Images by China News Service/Lv Ming