Leshan Giant Buddha 08
Leshan Giant Buddha is located to the east of Leshan City, at the confluence of three rivers, namely, Min River, Qingyi River, and Dadu River.A local saying describes the Buddha like this; "The mountain unveils a Buddha, while the Buddha fades into the mountain." The huge figure takes the shape of a Maitreya Buddha, a disciple of Sakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism. Looking solemn and stately, the Buddha is 71 meters high, his shoulders are 28 meters wide, head 14.7 metes long and 10 meters broad, with a total of 1021 chignons of hair clustered on it. Its drooping ear is 6.2 meters long, its eye 3.3 meters wide.