The Leshan Giant Buddha

The Leshan Giant Buddha

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The Leshan Giant Buddha

Introduction: HighlightsGeographic LocationThe Leshan Giant Buddha,160 kilometers from Chengdu,is situated whe..

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Geographic Location

The Leshan Giant Buddha,160 kilometers from Chengdu,is situated where the Minjiang River,the Qingyijiang River and the Daduhe River converge. 

Status and Reputation

It is the greatest stone stature of Maitreya Buddha in the world.

It wa ratified as a China Key Cultural Relic Unit Under Protection by the State Council in 1982.

It was inscribed o­n the List of the World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1996.

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Scenic Features

The Leshan Giant Buddha,carved out of the cliff in the Tang Dynasty(618-907),fis globally recognized as the laureate of Maitreya Buddha statues.Seated against the cliff with a solemnlook,the Buddha is equal in height to the moutaintop,and has water rushing at its feet.The Statue is a well kowen toureist attraction o China and the most magnificentt scenic spot in Leshan.The local folks describe the Statre witha line:"The hill unveils a Buddha,while the Buddha fades into a hill."Whe Mr. Sancerre,an expert from the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO,took an inspection tour of Leshan city,he exclaimed that the Leshan Giant Buddha is suck a fine masterpiece that it "can rival the best stone sculptures everywhere,including the Wphinx in Egypt".The Leshan Giant Buddha boasts great historical significance and profounding cultural implications,in addition to itssightseeing value.

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