¡¡Leshan Grand Buddha tour
A world Heritage site since 1996, the Grand Buddha can be found
in Leshan, Sichuan Province about 2 hours from Chengdu. Taking 90 years to build between
713 and 803AD, the Grand Buddha (in the form of Maitreya, or Future Buddha) was
constructed by a Buddhist Monk, Haitong, along the banks of three rivers - Dadu, Minjiang,
and Qingyi to protect boatmen from the dangerous currents.
At 71 meters tall the Grand Buddha is the largest stone sculpture in the
world. Sitting on top of 28 meter wide shoulders, the head is 14.7 meters long and 10
meters wide, and is covered with 1,021 buns of curly hair. His ears, nose, eyes, and
eyebrows are 7, 5.6, 3.3, and 5.6 meters long respectively. The foot of the Buddha is big
enough to stand 100 people, with the big toe 8.5 meters long. You can get a perspective of
the Grand Buddha by walking along a 500meter path that will take you from the top of the
Buddha past the head, hand and down to the feet.
One of the best ways to see the Grand Buddha is to take a boat trip from Leshan Jetty to
Wuyou Shan. Making the journey on either the small or large boats that frequently run
between the two places, you will be able to get a front on view of not only the Grand
Buddha, but also of its two Guardians which are not visible from the shore. From the Jetty
at Wuyou Shan, you can follow a path up to WuyouTemple. After visiting the temple, you can
keep following the path down to the shore, and then up to the Grand Buddha's head.
Leshan is only 20KM from Mt.Emei,the tourists prefer to choose the package of tow places
The bellow are some most popular tours that you may following,at the sme time,we can
tailor a trip for you if if the itineraries don;t meet your needs.
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