What a man did with this tree trunk will blow your mind.

One tree, four years of work and an indescribable amount of talent:
that’s what it took to create this incredible masterpiece.
A famous Chinese wood carver chopped down a single tree and
tirelessly worked on it for over four years to make this piece.
Your jaw will hit the floor when you see what he created.
It all started out with a simple tree trunk.
It all                                                                  started out                                                                  with a                                                            simple       tree                                                            trunk...
Then Zheng Chunhui, a famous wood carver, spent over four years creating this masterpiece.
A giant masterpiece has been recorded as the longest one piece wood carving in the world. And the time it took to get it officially recognised is also almost a record - after the exhibition hall where it is housed revealed it was actually crafted in Fujian province in southeast China nearly 1,000 years ago. Called "Riverside Scene at Qingming Festival", it has only now been recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest single piece wood carving in the world. The work measure 12.286 meters long, and at the highest point is 3.075 meters. It is also 2.401 meters wide. It took artist Zheng Chunhui four years to complete and currently is stored at the Palace Museum in Beijing where it is recognised as a national treasure. A museum spokesman said: "He was a master craftsman but sadly this is the only piece of his work to have survived. But nevertheless it is a remarkable piece. "It gives a 3D snapshot of a period in the life of daily life of people of all ranks in the capital city of Bianjing (today's Kaifeng, Henan Province) during Qingming Festival in the Northern Song Dynasty. As such it is also a valuable historical witness, bringing the period to life in a way that a book or scroll never could. "It's the next best thing to experiencing it in real life, showing rich and poor about their daily business. In fact there are 550 people in the carving."
A giant masterpiece has been recorded as the longest one piece wood carving in the world.
And the time it took to get it officially recognised is also almost a record – after the exhibition hall where it is housed revealed it was actually crafted in Fujian province in southeast China nearly 1,000 years ago.
Called “Riverside Scene at Qingming Festival”, it has only now been recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest single piece wood carving in the world.
The work measure 12.286 meters long, and at the highest point is 3.075 meters. It is also 2.401 meters wide.
It took artist Zheng Chunhui four years to complete and currently is stored at the Palace Museum in Beijing where it is recognised as a national treasure.
A museum spokesman said: “He was a master craftsman but sadly this is the only piece of his work to have survived. But nevertheless it is a remarkable piece.
“It gives a 3D snapshot of a period in the life of daily life of people of all ranks in the capital city of Bianjing (today’s Kaifeng, Henan Province) during Qingming Festival in the Northern Song Dynasty. As such it is also a valuable historical witness, bringing the period to life in a way that a book or scroll never could.
“It’s the next best thing to experiencing it in real life, showing rich and poor about their daily business. In fact there are 550 people in the carving.”
The carving is based on the famous Chinese painting “Along the River During
the Qingming Festival.” The original artwork was created over 1,000 years ago.
The                                                                  carving is                                                                  based on                                                            the       famous                                                            Chinese                                                                  painting
The piece won the Guinness World Record for the longest wooden
carving and measures over 40ft (specifically, it is 12.286 meters long,
is 3.075 meters tall at it highest point, and is also 2.401 meters wide).
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The intricate carvings of daily life in ancient China are so detailed and
perfect, they could drop your jaw.
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It’s no surprise that this incredible work of art is drawing so much attention.
It’s amazing, but not just because it’s so big, but also because it’s so incredibly detailed.
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That was 8,760 hours well spent. Share this awesome work with others.
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