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Giant Buddha, Leshan

Updated: Dec 17, 2018 govt.chinadaily.com.cn Print

Giant Buddha, Leshan

乐山市乐山大佛景区 (lè shān dà fó jǐng qū)

Leshan Giant Buddha [Photo/lechengtrip.com]

The Leshan Giant Buddha scenic area, which covers 2.5 square kilometers, is famous for its giant statue of the Buddha.

The Buddha is located to the east of Leshan City, Sichuan province, at the confluence of three rivers: the Min, Qingyi and Dadu rivers. It is carved into the cliffs of Lingyun Mountain.

The charm of the Buddha lies not only in its size but also in its architectural artistry. There are 1,051 buns in the Buddha's coiled hair, which is skillfully embedded in the head. Another architectural highlight is the drainage system. The system is made up of some hidden gutters and channels, which help displace rainwater and keep the inner part dry, thereby playing an important role in protecting the Buddha.

The 71-meter-tall Buddha is the largest stone sculpture of a sitting Buddha in the world and the only UNESCO World Natural and Culture heritage site in the western part of China.

Scenic Spot Level: AAAAA

Ideal Sightseeing Season: spring and autumn

Opening Hours:

       7:30 am-6:30 pm in peak season (from April to Oct 7)

        8 am-5:30 pm in off season (from Oct 8 to March)

Ticket Price: 90 yuan ($13)

Address: No 2435 Lingyun Road, Shizhong district, Leshan, Sichuan province

Note:
1. Wear comfortable clothes when climbing the mountains.
2. Please respect local culture.

The Buddha is located at the confluence of three rivers: the Min, Qingyi and Dadu rivers in Sichuan province. [Photo/lechengtrip.com]

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