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Sculptor Zheng Chunhui spent 4 years carving the world’s longest wooden sculpture

China has a long tradition of wooden sculptures. For centuries they are transforming pieces of raw wood into works of inspiring art , but none as impressive as the sheer creation of Zheng Chunhui.

"Chinese artist Zheng Chunhui's breathtaking 12.2-meter-long (over 40 ft) wooden carving is a modern masterpiece of wood sculpture."  Sculptor Zheng Chunhui spent 4 years carving the world’s longest wooden sculpture 4 years long amazing sculpture 1

This talented Chinese artist spent the last four years meticulously carving a detailed replica of a famous traditional Chinese painting called ” Along the River during the Qingming Festival ”in the trunk of a little over 12 feet long tree.

"Chinese artist Zheng Chunhui's breathtaking 12.2-meter-long (over 40 ft) wooden carving is a modern masterpiece of wood sculpture."  Sculptor Zheng Chunhui spent 4 years carving the world’s longest wooden sculpture 4 years long amazing sculpture 2

"Chinese artist Zheng Chunhui's breathtaking 12.2-meter-long (over 40 ft) wooden carving is a modern masterpiece of wood sculpture."  Sculptor Zheng Chunhui spent 4 years carving the world’s longest wooden sculpture 4 years long amazing sculpture 3

The breathtaking beauty of his work simply can’t be expressed in words, you must see for yourself . As you can imagine, Zheng Chunhui needed a mountain of patience to complete his masterpiece of wood that displays boats, bridges, buildings and more than 550 people individually carved. Impressive!

"Chinese artist Zheng Chunhui's breathtaking 12.2-meter-long (over 40 ft) wooden carving is a modern masterpiece of wood sculpture."  Sculptor Zheng Chunhui spent 4 years carving the world’s longest wooden sculpture 4 years long amazing sculpture 4

"Chinese artist Zheng Chunhui's breathtaking 12.2-meter-long (over 40 ft) wooden carving is a modern masterpiece of wood sculpture."  Sculptor Zheng Chunhui spent 4 years carving the world’s longest wooden sculpture 4 years long amazing sculpture 5

The Chinese artist was also honored by the Guinness Book with the new world record for the longest wood carving , measuring 12.286 meters of long, 3.075 meters in height and 2.401 m width.

"Chinese artist Zheng Chunhui's breathtaking 12.2-meter-long (over 40 ft) wooden carving is a modern masterpiece of wood sculpture."  Sculptor Zheng Chunhui spent 4 years carving the world’s longest wooden sculpture 4 years long amazing sculpture 6

When we hear of ”masterpiece” , this is just the kind of creation that deserves such title. Zheng Chunhui definitely deserves all the attention.