Leshan Giant Buddha

1.Location: The Buddha is located to the east of Leshan City, Sichuan Province, at the confluence of three rivers, namely, Min River, Qingyi River ,and Dadu River. It is carved into the cliffs of Mt. Lingyun. A local saying describes the Buddha like this:" The mountain unveils a Buddha,while the Buddha fades into the mountain."

2.The architectural artistry The charm of the Buddha lies not only in its size but also in its architectural artistry.There are 1051 buns in the Buddha's coiled hair. There have been skillfully embedded in the head. Anther architectural highlight is the drainage system. This system is made up of some hidden gutters and channels,which helps displace rainwater and keep the inner part dry , plays an importent part in the protection of the Buddha.

3.How giant Looking solemn and stately ,the Buddha is 71meters high.His shoulders are 28 meters wide, head 14.7 meters long and 10 meters broad ,with a total of 1051 chignons of hair clustered on it. Each chignons is as big as a round table. Its drooping ear is 6.2 meters long and each eye is 3.3 meters wide.Its middle finger is 8.3 meters long ,and each of its bare feet is 11 meters long and 8.5 meters wide, large enough for more than100 people to sit on.

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