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Leshan Giant Buddha in Sichuan China

Leshan Giant Buddha in Sichuan China

Leshan Giant Buddha in Sichuan China

Temples and sacred shrines abound in China that your vacation to this beautiful Asian country just won’t be complete if you don’t include these places in your itinerary.

One that you can’t miss is the Leshan Giant Buddha, a stone statue towering at 233 feet or 71 meters tall. Built during the Tang Dynasty in 713, the figure of the Buddha was carved out from a cliff facing the Qingyi, Minjiang and Dadu Rivers in the province of Sichuan. It is the world’s biggest stone statue of Buddha, and the highest pre-modern statue. In 1996, this was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.

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