October 25, 2019

The Leshan Giant Buddha is a monumental Buddha statue carved into the cliff of Mount Lingyun (the mountain that rises in the clouds), on the east bank of the Min River in the Mount Emei region of Sichuan. Built approximately between 713 and 803, it owes its existence - says the legend - to a Buddhist monk who wanted to protect sailors taking the perilous confluence of the three rivers and prevent flooding in the city of Leshan. It is located in the south of Sichuan province, in the People's Republic of China.

This site, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996, and the first place of establishment in China of Buddhism (from the first century of our era), is, by its dimensions, the largest Buddha in the world. pre-20th century and the tallest statue of Maitreya, 71 meters high and 28 meters wide.

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