The Leshan Giant Buddha is the world’s largest stone sculpture of a seated Buddha,It was carved out of a rock at the confluence of the Min Jiang, Dadu, and Qingyi Rivers near the city of Leshan, in the southern part of Sichuan Province, China.
The sculpture is 71 meters high, 28 meters wide at the shoulders and can easily accommodate a person on its small toenail. Seen from the river, the surrounding mountain range is said to resemble a sleeping Buddha, with the sculpture being at the site of the heart. Among other things, this has led to the local saying: “The mountain is a Buddha and the Buddha is a mountain.”
The whole area is frequented by tourists, who come here mostly by boat from Leshan.The Buddha has been on the list of monuments in the People’s Republic of China since 1982. In 1996 it was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List together with Emei Shan.
Access : Coordinates: 29.544722, 103.773333 / The Leshan Giant Buddha in the southern part of Sichuan province in China.
- The Leshan Great Buddha is the tallest stone-carved Buddha statue in the world. It was built during the Tang dynasty.
- Τhe giant Buddha was built to protect the boats in this dangerous part of the river, eventually the debris from the excavation changed the course of the river and made it safer for boats.
- Eastern Buddha Park : Located 500 meters from the Big Buddha, it was opened to the public in May 1994.
- Nine Curved Plank Road : At the same time as the excavation of the Buddha statue, the right side of which they built this nine-curved plank road. The widest part reaches 1.45 meters and the narrowest, 0.6 meters, can reach the foot of the statue by this way.
Go next : Eastern Buddha Park ,located 500 meters from the Big Buddha / Wuyou Temple / Mahao Cliff Tomb.