Yaoshan Mountain Buddha Sculpture, Pingdingshan

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Yaoshan Mountain Buddha Sculpture, Pingdingshan

(平顶山鲁山县尧山-中原大佛景区 píng dǐng shān lǔ shān xiàn yáo shān zhōng yuán dà fó jǐng qū)

Yaoshan Mountain Buddha Sculpture is a national 5A-level tourist site, the highest rating in China. [Photo/IC]

Sitting in Lushan county, Pingdingshan in Central China's Henan province, Yaoshan Mountain was named by ancient inhabitants after the Memorial Temple of Emperor Yao (c.24th-23th century BC), a legendary monarch in ancient China.

Towering 208 meters, the giant Buddha is the tallest of its kind in the world, which cost 12 years and 1.2 billion yuan ($174.47 million) to build. It stands in the central plains of China surrounded by the green mountains and attracts tens of thousands of believers from home and abroad to worship the giant Buddha.

Honored as "the most beautiful place in Henan province", Yaoshan Mountain is an ideal place for sightseeing, summer holidays, health-restoring, and scientific research. The three most impressive experiences at Yaoshan Mountain are appreciating the mountain, worshiping the Buddha, and enjoying its hot springs.

Scenic Spot Level: AAAAA

Ideal Sightseeing Season: Early April to late November

Opening Hours: 8:00--17:00

Ticket Price: 65 yuan

Free Tickets:

① Children below 1.3 meters;

② Active servicemen, disabled revolutionary servicemen, retired army officers, journalists, tour guides and those aged 70 or above with valid certificate.

Half Price: 35 yuan

① The elderly between the ages of 60 and 69;

② Children with height between 1.3 and 1.5 meters;

③ Disabled persons with valid certificate;

④ Full-time university bachelor or junior degrees with registered student ID card;

Address: Yaoshan town, Lushan county, Pingdingshan, Henan province



1. The climate on the mountain is rather cold, so prepare enough clothes to keep warm.

2. Travel insurance is optional.

3. Visitors should obey Buddhism etiquette.

4. Pay attention to the security tips at the scenic area.

A mass Chinese wedding ceremony for 100 new couples takes place in front of Yaoshan Mountain Buddhist Sculpture which is meant to promote traditional Chinese culture. [Photo/IC]
Yaoshan Mountain Scenic Area occupies an area of 268 square kilometers and boasts different kinds of appealing spots. [Photo/IC]

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