Leshan Giant Buddha

Local name乐山大佛 Giant Buddha
LocationShi zhong qu, China

The Leshan Giant Buddha is a 71-metre tall stone statue, built between 713 and 803, depicting Maitreya. It is carved out of a cliff face of Cretaceous red bed sandstones that lies at the confluence of the Min River and Dadu River in the southern part of Sichuan province in China, near the city of Leshan. The stone sculpture faces Mount Emei, with the rivers flowing below its feet. It is the largest and tallest stone Buddha statue in the world and it is by far the tallest pre-modern statue in the world.

The Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area, has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leshan_Giant_Buddha

Address China

Coordinates 29°32'49.917" N 103°46'9.032" E

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