"The great buddha" Leshan Things to Do Tip by yangzhigong
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The Leshan Giant Buddha is a statue of Maitreya in sitting posture, just at the confluence of three rivers, namely, Min River, Qingyi River, and Dadu River.Begun in the year 713 in the Tang Dynasty, and finished in the year 803, the statue took people more than 90 years to carve.
It was a monk called Hai Tong who initiated the project. His concern was for the safety of the long-suffering people who earned their living around the confluence of the three rivers.