Lingshan Mountain [Photo/wuxinews.cn]
The Lingshan Mountain Scenic area features one of the largest and most representative collections of Buddhist architecture and art in China, of which the most famous example is the Lingshan Grand Buddha, an 88-meter-tall bronze statue of Sakyamuni, the tallest of its kind in the world.
At the feet of the Grand Buddha, you can feel the loftiness and solemnity of Buddhism.
During Spring Festival, travelers from all over China come to Xiangfu Temple to listen to the bell toll, which is said to bring good luck to people. The bell is 3.5 metres high and weighs 12 tons, making it the biggest bell in South China.
Built in 1997 and covering 30 hectares, the scenic area has developed into a representation of Buddhist culture in the Jiangnan area (the region south of the Yangtze River).
Address: Lingshan Road, Mashan, Binhu district, Wuxi