The Giant Buddha in a Mountain – Chengdu’s Le Shan Grand Buddha

le shan grand buddhaAwed by the majestic view of the Grand Buddha right at the foot of the statue.

The Leshan Giant Buddha statue is located at the Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area an has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. Standing at 71 meters in height and shoulder width of 28 meters wide, it is the largest stone Buddha in the world as well as by far the tallest pre-modern statue in the world. The statue depicts a seated Maitreya Buddha with his hands resting on his knees, meaning stability. One of the local saying that “The mountain is a Buddha and the Buddha is a mountain”. It oversees the the Minjian, Dadu and Qingyi rivers in the southern part of Sichuan province, though the water looks calms on top, there are turbulence current beneath that claims many lives while people tries to swim in it.

le shan ling yun si 乐山凌云寺
le shan ling yun si 乐山凌云寺
le shan ling yun si 乐山凌云寺

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