Leshan Giant Buddha
1.Location: The Buddha is located to the east of Leshan City, Sichuan Province, at the confluence of three rivers, namely, Min River, Qingyi River ,and Dadu River. It is carved into the cliffs of Mt. Lingyun. A local saying describes the Buddha like this:" The mountain unveils a Buddha,while the Buddha fades into the mountain."
2.The architectural artistry The charm of the Buddha lies not only in its size but also in its architectural artistry.There are 1051 buns in the Buddha's coiled hair. There have been skillfully embedded in the head. Anther architectural highlight is the drainage system. This system is made up of some hidden gutters and channels,which helps displace rainwater and keep the inner part dry , plays an importent part in the protection of the Buddha.
3.How giant Looking solemn and stately ,the Buddha is 71meters high.His shoulders are 28 meters wide, head 14.7 meters long and 10 meters broad ,with a total of 1051 chignons of hair clustered on it. Each chignons is as big as a round table. Its drooping ear is 6.2 meters long and each eye is 3.3 meters wide.Its middle finger is 8.3 meters long ,and each of its bare feet is 11 meters long and 8.5 meters wide, large enough for more than100 people to sit on.
LeShan Sleep Buddha
With head towards south and foot towards north,the Sleeping Buddha lies to the east of the Minjiang River ,covering 1300 meters from the north to the south. Its head ,body and foot are made up of Wuyou Mountain ,Lingyun Mountain and Guicheng Mountain. The whole body of the Sleeping Buddha is vivid, natural and in harmony.The Buddha is just in the position of the heart of the Sleeoing Buddha.
Lingyun Temple used to be called Big Buddha Temple.By record ,the Temple was built in the Tianbao period of Tang Dynasty,earlier than Giant Buddha ,with the history over 1300 years.Today Lingyun Temple also serves as "Leshan Giant Buddha Museum",displaying a rich collection of objects ,documents ,pictures and models.
Lingbao Pagoda stands at the Lingyun Peak and thus got its name.It is said that Master Haitong's ashes was buried in Lingyun Pagoda. It is a hollow 13 stories overlapping eave brick tower if 38 meters high, and has five stories inside.
Wuyou Temple is built by Li Bing,the prefect of Shu Prefecture in the Qin Dynasty,to "avoid the damage of Mo River's flood". Wuyou Temple is built on Wuyou Mountain ,its architectural designs are based on the shape of the mountain. It is exquisite and graceful ,unique and distinct.In addition to the Buddha 's temple,there are Kuangyi Pavilion,Tingtao Room ,Erya Platform and other exquisite buildings.
Oriental Buddha Theme Park
Located among the peaks of Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Spot, Oriental Buddha Theme Park covers 500Mu，where the landscape is a perfect dream ,with plants and trees ,stone steps and meandering pathway ,quite glories and elegant pavilion. It is the antique stone statue theme park, which integrates religions art, sculpture and garden art.