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The Giant Buddha Statue in Leshan

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The Giant Buddha Statue in Leshan
« on: February 05, 2013, 03:12:47 PM »
At 71 metres (233 feet) tall, the statue depicts a seated Maitreya Buddha with his hands resting on his knees. His shoulders are 28 metres wide and his smallest toenail is large enough to easily accommodate a seated person. There is a local saying: "The mountain is a Buddha and the Buddha is a mountain". This is partially because the mountain range in which the Leshan Giant Buddha is located is thought to be shaped like a slumbering Buddha when seen from the river, with the Leshan Giant Buddha as its heart.

The Giant Buddha in Leshan, the tallest pre-modern statue in the world.

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