The Leshan Giant Buddha
The Leshan Giant Buddha, also known as the Great Leshan Buddha, is located in the southern part of China’s Sichuan Province, near the city of Leshan, and was built during the Tang Dynasty (around 800 AD). It is the first Buddhist shrine and one of the most important shrines of Buddhism. The height of this stone statue is 71 meters and it is considered to be the largest stone Buddha in the world.
Among the unique wonders of the world, we invite you to see the Leshan Giant Buddha, which is among the largest statues in the world and will surely amaze you. If you are interested in seeing the Buddha temples or you have reached this statue looking for a Buddha photo, be sure to travel with us.
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To see the wonders of this wonderful land, this time we are going to Sichuan Province, China. Among the cities and villages of Sichuan, we reach the city of Leshan Giant Buddha. A city whose reputation has been heard all over the world with the huge statue of Leshan, and many from all over the world have reached the Amy Mountain of Lashan.
The statue is now almost 1300 years old and has a special respect and sanctity among the followers of Buddhism. To reach this beautiful and legendary statue, you must reach a beautiful and mountainous park in the east of Leshan City. Upon entering this beautiful park, which is covered with dense green trees, you will see a large number of Buddha statues in different sizes and colors.
Small and large temples, small and wonderful waterfalls, stalls with attractive sculptures and handicrafts and a beautiful bridge and temples that are located above it, along with ancient Chinese buildings and structures and ceremonies of performing original Chinese movements in Along with dozens of other amusements, it is one of the other attractions of this park, but we are going to see one of the most important attractions of Leshan Giant Buddha, which is located a little further away.
Following the direction of the signposts, we reach the chest of Amy Mountain. We pass the stairs one by one and follow the signs in the beautiful forest in front of us. Pay attention to the beauty of the path in front of you so that you do not deviate from the main path. As you progress along the path, the number of people along the way increases. As you reach the heights of Amy and near a cliff called Xijiao, a giant statue suddenly appears in front of your eyes.
The Leshan Giant Buddha statue is so large and beautiful that it blurs every viewer for a moment. This giant statue, which is located in the heart of the rock, is 71 meters high and was built sitting. The Buddha statue rests its hands on its knees and gazes calmly into the beautiful river in front of it. It may sound strange, but the head of this statue alone is 14.7 meters high and about 10 meters wide.
The eyes and mouth are 3.3 meters long and the nose is 5.6 meters long, which is very amazing.
This stone Buddha with 7-meter wooden earrings adorned with beautiful flowers, and it is not clear how it clung to the stone with the limited facilities of that time, has been made so precisely and delicately that it amazes you. Leshan Giant Buddha‘s neck is 3 meters long and his shoulders are up to 24 meters wide. The Buddha’s toes, which are very precise and calculated, are 8.3 meters long each, and when sitting, the distance between the curvature of the knees and the heel is 28 meters.
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The Buddha’s foot is 8.5 meters long and can accommodate 100 people at a time. It may be interesting to know that one can easily sit on the little toe of a Buddha. There is a red dot on his forehead and his hair is wavy with astonishing elegance and is black, and each hair has 1.02 waves. The narrow and elongated eyes of their Buddha face a beautiful view.
It is a roaring and foggy river, which is a little charming with the movement of ships and passenger boats. The skyscrapers of the city are not far from the eyes of the Buddha and are well visible.
The stunning view of the mountain forests behind the Buddha is also eye-catching. If you want to go downstairs and see the giant stone statue of Leshan Giant Buddha from the bottom view, you have to go down the stepped path that moves around this rock.
Crossing this stepped path and viewing the Buddha statue from different angles and digging small and large caves near the Buddha itself is an exciting pastime. Since Leshan Giant Buddha and Mount Amy are sacred and ancient shrines for Buddhists, many have come here to worship and pray, and the queue is long. So take your camera with you and enjoy the beautiful scenes of nature ahead and the wonderful and calm statue of Buddha with all your peace and continue on your way.
Mount Amy embraces the Buddha as if the Buddha is part of the mountain or part of the Buddha. A famous sentence that is as old as the stone statue of Leshan Giant Buddha. Unfortunately, the statue has been severely damaged by natural events and human manipulations, and even parts of it have been destroyed during the Mongol invasion.
Although the government has rebuilt it several times, this amazing thousand-year-old statue still needs more care to survive. Despite all the damage, this giant statue and the surrounding scenery are so exceptional that the whole area is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. But why did the Chinese and the Buddhists think of building such an amazing structure with such huge dimensions, without modern tools!
Everything goes back many years to the days when the powerful and famous Tang Dynasty ruled the vast land of China. The same calm Minjiang River, which sits in front of the smiling and smiling Buddha, joins the Dao and Qinghai rivers a little lower. In those years, these three rivers were the scourge of ships and boats that wanted to cross this river. The boats often belonged to poor people who lived downstream, and sometimes had to deal with floods and flooding of these rebellious rivers.