Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Spot

Giant Buddha - Leshan, China

Giant Buddha - Leshan, China by Szymon Kochański. Sourced via Flickr under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License.

The worlds largest sitting Buddha statue. It is carved into the hillside looking out across the river. Legend says that the river here, where two rivers join, was dangerous to navigate. The Buddha was carved to protect the sailors. After the Buddha was finished, the river became calm and safe. Today it is a major tourist attraction as well as a site of pilgrimage. The UNESCO has recorded Leshan and the Giant Buddha as a World Heritage Site.

Map showing location of Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Spot

Above: Location of Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Spot in Leshan, Sichuan, China