At the Palace Museum in Beijing, is an astonishing wooden sculpture by Chinese artist Zheng Chunhui 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). 

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).

The sculpture is based on the famous scroll painting 'Along The River During The Qingming Festival' (c 1085-1145), which captures the daily life of people and the landscape of the capital, Bianjing (today Kaifeng). The original painting is one of the most renowned work among all Chinese paintings and has even been called, ‘ China's Mona Lisa ’ for its recognizability. 

Take a look at the video below and try to imagine the incredible skill and dedication required to create something like this…