China has an ancient tradition of wood carvings that spans centuries. Although there are quite a few artists that continue to practice the art form, no one holds a candle to the mind-blowing work that Zheng Chunhui produces in his piece “Along The River During The Quinming Festival.”
The ornately carved sculpture spans the trunk of a 12-foot-long tree is a masterpiece of art in all of it’s intricate beauty. The closer you get the more you will be stunned. Even further, it was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records for the world’s longest wood carving.

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The piece is over 39 feet long and contains more than 550 individually carved people among the buildings and foliage.
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This piece is a replica of the famous Chinese painting “Along The River During The Quinming Festival,” attributed to the Song Dynasty era artist Zhang Zeduan sometime between 1085 and 1145.
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There is a long custom of interpreting the famous painting by court artists of each Chinese dynasty.
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The piece depicts life in the Song Dynasty in astounding detail.
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The piece took Chunhui four years to complete. The Quinming Festival refers to a springtime festival on the 15th day of the spring equinox, so the unveiling of the piece is fortuitous timing on Chunhui’s part.
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