(Records) One of the most famous destination for all the buddhists around the world is Leshan Giant Buddha, built in 703 under the Tang Dinasty, this 71 metres tall statue is also the tallest Giant Buddha stone statue in the world.
Leshan Giant Buddha, also named “Lingyun Giant Buddha” is the tallest Buddha stone statue in the world. The Buddha is located to the east of Leshan City, Sichuan Province, at the conflunce of three rivers, namely, Min River, Quingyi River and Dadu River. The stone sculpture faces Mount Emei, with the rivers flow below his feet.
The Mount Emei Scenic area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic area has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 6th December 1996.
At 71 metres tall, the statue depics a seated Maitreya Buddha with his hands resting on his knees. The body of the Buddha statue is 59.98 metres tall, the head is 14.7 metres tall, 10 metres wide, the eyes are 3.3 metres wide, the nose is 5.6 metres long, the mouth is 3.3 metres wide, the ears are 7 metres long, the neck is 3 metres tall, the shoulders are 28 metres wide, the feet are 10.3 metres long and 9 mtres wide. There are 1021 buns on the top the head of the statue and the smallest toenail is large enough to easily accommodate a seated person. There are also 2 Dharmapala statue stand beside the Giant Buddha, each statue is 16 metres tall and 6 metres wide .
Leshan Giant Buddha (source: arts.cultural-china.com)
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