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Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo), Leshan

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Dwarfing the crowd at its feet, UNESCO-protected Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) ranks easily as the tallest statue of the ancient world. Carved into the stone of a riverside cliff face, the reclining Buddha statue towers to a height of 71 m (233 ft). Make your way to the base and look upward to see the eighth-century statue's fingers protruding over its knees; each of the fingers exceeds a full-grown person in size. Afterwards, head up the staircase next to the statue and enjoy a more "face-to-face" perspective, including a close-up look at the Buddha's 7 m (23 ft) long ears. From the top, you'll also have a view out over the river and across the statue to the cave dwelling carved into the opposite side. Take a look at our Leshan road trip website to schedule your visit to Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Who wouldn’t wanna see the world biggest Buddha statue, because its located on the outskirts of chengdu , you’d have to get a train to leshan , hopefully you can get them earliest possible or go... 
    Who wouldn’t wanna see the world biggest Buddha statue, because its located on the outskirts of chengdu , you’d have to get a train to leshan , hopefully you can get them earliest possible or go...  more »
  • Took a fast train from Chengdu (45 minutes) and then a taxi from the station (20 minutes) to arrive and find out the buddah was closed! Was literally 50m from it, but couldn't see it at all. Due to... 
    Took a fast train from Chengdu (45 minutes) and then a taxi from the station (20 minutes) to arrive and find out the buddah was closed! Was literally 50m from it, but couldn't see it at all. Due to...  more »
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  • The Leshan Giant Buddha statue is a 71 meter (233 feet) tall stone statue, built between 713 and 803 (During the Tang dynasty), depending on Maitreya Buddha. It is craved out of a cliff face of Cretaceous red bed sandstone that lies at the confluence of the Min River and Dabu River in the southern part of Sichuan province in China. Near the city Leshan.
  • The Leshan Giant Buddha is the largest and tallest statue in the world. It is made by cutting high rocky hills, almost in the middle of a huge body of water. Construction of the statue. Located in China's Sichuan province, began in 713. The statue is 233 feet high and its shoulders are 28 meters wide. It's head is 14.7 meters long and 10 meters wide. Locally it is said that 'Buddhi is like a Mountain, and the mountain is like Buddha.' In 1996, it was inscribed on the UNESCO world heritage list.

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