Leshan Giant Buddha
Leshan Giant Buddha
Leshan Giant Buddha was completed in 803 of Tang Dynasty after 90 year's construction and enjoys the fame of the biggest sitting stone sculpture in the world with a 71-meter height. Carved on the cliff face, the sculpture is well designed with perfect balance and effective water drainage system.
Leshan Giant Buddha
Leshan Giant Buddha (lè shān dà fó 乐山大佛) is located in Leshan City (lè shān shì 乐山市)Province (sì chuān 四川), at the bank of Minjiang River (mín jiāng 岷江). It is the largest carved stone Buddha in the world, which has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996.
Leshan Giant Buddha is 71 meters high, 18 meters higher than the second largest stone Buddha of Bamyan in Afghanistan. It was built during the Tang Dynasty (táng cháo 唐朝), carved out of a cliffHill (líng yún shān 凌云山) that lies at the confluence of the Minjiang, and Dadu (dà dù hé 大渡河) Rivers. The Buddha is sitting there, wearing a cowl, with twoon his knees, feet on the lotus. The total height of the Buddha is 71 meters, which is as high as the top of Linyun Hill. It is lofty and massive with a symmetrical scale and with a 10 meter wide head, 5.6 meter long nose, 7 meter long ears, 5.6 meter long nose, 7 meter long ears, 5.6 meter long eyebrows, 3.3 meter long eyes, 3.3 meter long mouth, 3 meter long neck, 28 meter wide shoulders and 8.3 meter long fingers, and the height from the Giant Buddha’s insteps to its knees is 28 meters. On the head, there are 1021 hair buns, each of which are as large as the round table. The feet back of the Buddha can hold more than 100 people. On the cliffs beside the Giant Buddha, there are two carved stone warriors in battle robe and holding the halberd. Besides, there are tens of hundreds carved Buddha, which makes the mountain a museum of Buddhist carving.
On the left of the Buddha, there is the beginning of the Lingyun Plank Road (líng yún zhàn dào 凌云栈道), which is nearly 500 meters long. To the left, there is the Jiuqu Plank Road (jiǔ qǔ zhàn dào 九曲栈道). The Giant Buddha was originally painted with color. After the construction of the Giant Buddha, there was also a building with 13 stories, called Dafo Pavilion (dà fó gé 大佛阁) orTianning Pavilion (tiān níng gé 天宁阁), covering the Buddha so as to protect the carving. However, the pavilion was destroyed at the end of the Ming Dynasty (míng cháo 明朝). Hence the Buddha was oxidized.
For thousands of years, the Giant Buddha has eroded by wind and rain. However owing to the barrel-drains on the body and the head of the carved Buddha, the carving still stands majestically. The drainage system is so crafty that one will not find them easily.
With wonderful scene of the Leshan Giant Buddha, numerous interest places and contiguous scenic spots, it is just like a picture scroll with too many beautiful things. No matter whether you climb up the mountain for sightseeing or look around by water, it is sure that you must feast your eyes on the beauty, relaxed and happy and reluctant to leave.
6 Days Sichuan Exploration Tour Package
This private Sichuan tour package carefully picked up the most scenic spots such as Huanglong and Jiuzhaigou, as well as the Buddha culture sites like Leshan Giant Buddha and Mount Emei, visit the highlights of Chengdu including lovely giant pandas. Definitely will bring you a wonderful travel experience if you choose this package!
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Chengdu, one of the main transfer stations to the roof of the world-Tibet, attracts millions of travelers to see the lovely giant panda. On this 7 -day Chengdu Tibet tour package, explore two world heritage sites, Potala Palace and Leshan Giant Buddha, and sightsee other famous Tibetan temples in Lhasa, you’ll be fully immersed in the Buddhist culture in China.
3 Days Chengdu Essence Tour with Sichuan Opera
This three days private tour will lead you to visit top-rated Dujiangyan Irrigation and Leshan Giant Buddha, sacred Mount Qingcheng with Taoism. Get close to adorable giant pandas and other popular city attractions, enjoy fabulous Sichuan Opera to explore the best of Chengdu. You will be accompanied by a private tour guide and an experienced driver. This tour is perfect for all ages and all nationalities.
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This private Chengdu tour takes you to explore the landmarks of Chengdu covering Panda Base, Jinli Ancient Street, Wuhou Temple, Jinsha Ruins, a wonderful trip to Chengdu never finishes without visiting these places. Travelers can fully understand the unique civilization and history in Chengdu. Besides, there is a short visit for the famous Leshan Giant Buddha in Leshan city, Mount Qingcheng and Dujiangyan Irrigation System in Dujiangyan city, which makes this journey funnier. It's worthy to go!
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This tour covers the most popular attraction in Chengdu and nearby cities. You will have great opportunities to experience the best of this city including Chengdu People's Park, Kuanzhai Lane; see the national treasure pandas at Chengdu Panda Base and lovely monkey in Mount Emei; admire the largest Buddha in the world “Leshan Giant Buddha”. Explore UNESCO heritage site Dujiangyan Irrigation System and Mount Qingcheng. This private tour takes your travel at your own pace, stop to snap photos, grab a souvenir or explore the nearby historical sites at your fingertips!
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