is the tallest stone Buddha statue in the world. The 71 meters (230 feet) tall Buddha statue depicts a seated Maitreya Buddha with his hands resting on his knees. His shoulders are 28 metres wide. The height of the head is 15 meters with 1021 hairbraids. More than 100 people can sit between the Buddha feet. The stone sculpture faces Mount Emei, with the rivers flowing below his feet.
The carving of this massive statue started in 713 during the Tang dynasty and was only completed ninety years later, in 803. The Buddha is delicately sculptured with well designed hidden sewage system. After more than 1200 years, the Giant Buddha is still sitting there peacefully. The Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha has been listed as a UNESCO World Natural and Cultural Heritage Site in 1996.
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