THE BUDDHA’S GIANT STATUE - LESHAN, EMEI MOUNTAIN is a UNESCO world heritage site.
The Buddha’s giant statue in Leshan is the tallest one in the world.
Sculpted in stone in the 8th century, the Leshan Giant Buddha is 71 m high. The original concept belongs to monk Haitong, who started the construction in 713 but died before he could see it completed.
Situated in the Sichuan province, Eastern China, Mt. Emei reaches 3,099 m, which makes it the tallest of China’s Four Sacred Mountains. China’s first Buddhist temple was built here, in the 1st century. Mt Emei is also where one can find trees as old as 1,000 years, or observe unusual phenomena, such as the sea-of-clouds effect.