The Leshan Giant Buddha, also known as the Lingyun Buddha, is 71 meters high and was excavated in the Tang Dynasty. After three generations of craftsmen, it was completed in 90 years. It is the largest stone statue in China. It has always been a Buddhist holy place. The incense in Lingyun Temple is very prosperous. It is a good choice to experience Buddhist culture here. In addition to going up the mountain to observe the Buddha, you can also choose to take a boat to see the Buddha statue. There are three gates in the Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area, the North Gate (entrance), the East Gate (Exit), and the South Gate (Entrance Exit). The bus drop-off point and most visitors enter the gate is the north gate, but the exit is in the east gate and the south gate. If you need to take the bus back and do not want to visit the sights of Ma Haoya tomb, it is recommended to go out at the east gate. Because it is not convenient to go out from the South Gate. Plus, if the luggage is stored in a small shop in the North Gate, you still have to go out from the East Gate and go back to the North Gate after walking about 200 meters to the left. In summary, the route from the north gate to the east gate is the best. The walls in the scenic spot are full of ancient stone cliff statues, which are all mottled.
To take a boat ride to watch the Leshan Big Buddha is a must. You have a chance to see whole stature from a distance avoiding the climbing and crowd of people. This view is comprehensively includes all spot. Duration of boat cruise is about thirty minutes. That's enough to get full impression from this miracle. This is truly wonder of our world.
Leshan Giant Buddha! The view from different sides after entering the sightseeing area. This stature and work that has been done by ancient masters. Impressive.
but overcrowded, so many people!!!! We have stranded in the line during one hour just to enter the path leading to the Buddha foots. Then we had to climb up with thousands of people.
About stature and spot... once again, we had an unforgettable experience.
The tourist spots in China will start to get busier from now on, not only as its the start of the summer holiday but because cross provincial travel restrictions have been eased! You still need a local green QR health code and passport if you are a foreigner.
The Leshan Giant Buddha is located on a rock wall of the Lingyun Mountain at the junction of Leshan's Min River, Qingyi River, and Dadu River in Sichuan. It is a sacred place for Buddhist and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Leshan Giant Buddha depicts a seated image of Maitreya and it is an exquisite piece of cliff-carving work from the Tang Dynasty. The colossal statue is about 70 metres high and over 1,300-years-old, making it the largest stone Buddha in the world, and by far the tallest pre-modern statue. It took an astonishing three generations of craftmen and 90 years to complete. When viewing the tall and majestic Giant Buddha, one cannot help but marvel at the wisdom of the ancients. In the absence of modern large-scale tools, they were still able to leave such a legacy.