UNESCO world heritage site listed Leshan Giant Buddha in China

Oct 16, 2019

Leshan Giant Buddha is a 71 meter tall stone statue, which is between 713 and 803. It is made from Cretaceous red sandstone, which is located in the southern part of Sichuan on the confluence of the Mean River and the Dadu River. Near the Province of China, near the city of Leshan. Stone statue is the mouth of Mount Emei, which is accompanied by rivers flowing beneath its feet. It is the largest and tallest stone Buddha statue in the world and it is the world's longest pre-modern statue.

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The Mount Emei y Scenic Area, which has been listed as the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996, has been listed as the Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area.

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713 A.D. Construction started, under the leadership of Chinese Hai Tong. He was hoping that the plagued would quiet the impoverished water suffering from shipping vehicles traveling to the river. When threatened to fund the project, he blew his eyes to show his piety and sincerity. However, after his death, the construction was suspended due to adequate funding. After about 70 years, jiedushi Wei Gao decided to sponsor the project and in 803 constructions completed by the followers of Hai Tong.