One of the World’s Biggest Buddha Statues--Leshan Great Buddha

The Leshan Giant Buddha is an extremely large statue carved out of a cliff face in Sichuan, western China. This great sculpture is a figure of Maitreya, i.e. a Bodhisattva traditionally represented in sitting posture.

Giant Buddha work had begun in the year of 713 during the Tang Dynasty and the statue was not completed until the year of 803. The effort of thousands of sculptors and workers had completed its work.

Leshan Giant Buddha considered being the biggest carved stone Buddha in the world; it is featured in many poetry, song and story. The sculpture stands about 71 meters i.e. 233 feet high and have three metered i.e. 11 feet long fingers on each of its enormous resting hands.

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