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Leshan Giant Buddha
Leshan Giant Buddha
Leshan     Leshan is about 180km south to  Chengdu and 20km west to Emeishan, located in the southwest area of Sichuan province.
    Leshan is a cultural city with a history of more than 3000 years and a mordern city as well. Because of the rapid city development most of the old buildings have been torn down but fortunately the Giant Buddha remains intact. Nowadays,it attracts milions of visitors from home and abroad.
The View of Leshan CityFairly concrete from Wolong to Mt. Balang
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Leshan Giant Buddha Leshan Giant Buddha, the largest stone sculpture of Buddha in the world, sits at the confluence of the Minjiang, Dadu and Qingyi rivers. According to records, the carving of this giant Buddha was begun in the first year of the reign of the Tang Emperor  Xuanzong (713 AD), and completed in the 19th year of Emperor Dezong (803 AD), a total of 90 years.
Taking the shape of a Maitreya Buddha,who is depicted barefooted with drooping ears and has his hair arranged in a spiral topknot. His chest is exposed and his hands rest on his knees. Carved from the side of the Lingyun Hill, with his head level with the cliff top, the gigantic stone sculpture faces Mt. Emeishan, with the rivers flowing below his feet.
Looking dignified and solemn, the Buddha measures 71 meters in height. His shoulders are 28 meters across. The head is 14.7 meters long and 10 meters broad with total 1021 buns of hair on it. The instep, which is 8.5 meters wide, can accommodate 100 people. The toe is large enough to accommodate a dinner table. Taller by 17 meters than the standing Buddha in Afghanistan, Leshan Giant Buddha is therefore the tallest Buddha in the world and in 1996, it was added to the World Natural and Cultural Heritage List.
Besides all of these, by cruising over the Minjiang river right in front of the Buddha Mount (Lingyunshan) one will be able to have a panoramic view of the whole mountain as a huge sleeping Buddha. On Mount Linyunshan stands the Pagoda of the Souls. It is 125ft (38m) high built in the Song dynasty (960-1279) .Seen from the pagoda you can appreciate a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside.
Whole view of the Buddha  Giant Buddha
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