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The Giant Buddha or Grand Buddha of Leshan

The Giant Buddha or Grand Buddha of Leshan Travel Guide

The Giant Buddha (Grand Buddha) of Leshan, carved out of a hillside in the 8th century and looking down on the confluence of three rivers: Dadu River, Min River, Qingyi River, at 71 m high, it is the largest Buddha in the world. Its shoulders are 28 meters broad and its head is 14.7 meters long and 10 meters broad.

It took 90 years to complete this mammoth project, started from 713 A.D, completed in 803 A.D. Inside the body of the Giant Buddha, hidden from view, is a water-drainage system put into place to prevent weathering, although the stone statue has had its fare share of it. A pavilion used to shelter the Giant Buddha, but the building was destroyed during Ming Dynasty.

It was worth looking at the Giant Buddha from several angles from certain distance. Or you can also have a boat cruise pass by for a front view of it.
Leshan Giant Buddha

FOOD
Xiba Bean Curd
Making of bean curd needs good water, Xiba is a small town on the bank of Min River and near Leshan, because of its clean water appropriate for bean curd making, so the Xiba Bean Curd becomes one of the famous foods in Sichuan.
Fish of Min River

The Min River, Qingyi River and Dadu River outside of the Leshan City are clean and free from pollution, which fish fresh and delicate. Soft-shelled turtle in river could be the most delicious food here, it doesn´t have scale and shell and has few bone.

SHOPPING
The ebony carving at Leshan
This ebony museum is the biggest ebony museum in the world. When guest enter the museum the first view is big ebony carving like a male peacock. Behind the carving is a tunnel, the floor of this tunnel is glass, so visitors can see through. Then they will find under their feet there is some ebony in the water, this is the museum want to show to the visitor that this is the environment can shaped the ebon. Then is the exhibition hall behind.

In the exhibition hall first is some of the nature ebony, and all of them is in different size and color. After that is some carving of Chinese famous figure and some animals. Then is the highlight of this museum, the carving of the most four famous novel in China. After that is a palace that visitor can see workers are carving different goods. At the end of the museum is a shop, if guest like the ebony carving the can buy something in this shop.

Traffic:

Can be reached by rent taxi from the Leshan city for about CNY 6, then go the Giant Buddha by boat.

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