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The earliest stone statue of Buddha -- Leshan Giant Buddha
- Aug 29, 2018 -

Leshan Buddha, also known as Lingyun Buddha, is situated at Lingyun Temple on the East Bank of Minjiang River in Leshan City, Sichuan Province. It is a sitting statue of Maitreya Buddha with a height of 71 meters. It is also the largest stone sculpture on a cliff in China. It was built in the early years of Kaiyuan in Tang Xuanzong, and it took 90 years before it was completed.

The head of Leshan Buddha is in harmony with the mountains, treading on the river, holding his knees in both hands, and the body of the Buddha is symmetrical and solemn. The Buddha is 71 meters high, 14.7 meters high, 10 meters wide, 1021 buns, 7 meters long ears, 5.6 meters long nose, 5.6 meters long eyebrows, 3.3 meters long mouth and eyes, 3.3 meters high neck, 24 meters wide shoulder, 8.3 meters long finger, 28 meters from knee to back of foot, 8.5 meters wide back of foot, a single foot can sit around 100 people. Leshan Buddha has a set of ingenious design, invisible drainage system, to protect the Buddha played an important role.