Giant Buddha statue heading back to China

February 15, 2011 1:39:10 PM PST
Crews have started helping a visitor to San Francisco's Civic Center pack up for its journey home.

The giant, "Three Heads, Six Arms" sculpture depicting Buddha has sat across from the Asian Art Museum along Larkin Street. The statue spent the last nine months in San Francisco to honor the 30th anniversary of the city's "sister city" relationship with Shanghai. It will take about three days to fully disassemble the 26-foot-tall, 15-ton statue before it is shipped back to China.