Home | Countries & Cities | Topics | Upload photo | New photos | Authors | Rate photos | Contact
Fragments of life

Landmarks

Night views

Panoramic views

Traditional food

Landmarks
Great Chinese Wall

Nature
Animals


 

China. Leshan Giant Buddha

      Slide Show     
World Travel Photos :: Landmarks :: China. Leshan Giant Buddha
© Rita
22 Apr 2013
Viewed: 11148
Slide Show | Leave a Comment | Send a Card | Add Photos
The Leshan Giant Buddha is carved out of a cliff face in the southern part of Sichuan province in China, near the city of Leshan.

Construction was started in 713 AD, led by a Chinese monk named Haitong and it was completed ninety years later. The statue is 71 metres (233 feet) tall and depicts a seated Maitreya Buddha with his hands resting on his knees. His shoulders are twenty-eight metres wide and his smallest toenail is large enough to easily accommodate a seated person.

Sources, related links:
Wikipedia - Leshan Giant Buddha
Comments Leave a Comment
 
RSS 2.0
China. Leshan Giant Buddha

China. Leshan Giant Buddha

China. Leshan Giant Buddha

Suzhou - "Chinese Venice"

Suzhou - "Chinese Venice"

Suzhou - "Chinese Venice"

China. Great Chinese Wall

China. Great Chinese Wall

Beijing. Summer Palace

Beijing. Summer Palace - UNESCO World HEritage Site

Beijing. Entrance to the Forbidden City

China. Great Chinese Wall - UNESCO World Heritage Site

China. Yun

China. Terracotta Army

China. Terracotta Army

China. Terracotta Army

China. Terracotta Army

China. Terracotta Army




 
Home | Add photo | New photos | Policy

myworldshots.com © 1999-2017