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The giant buddha imposingly stood at the mid-slope of Mashan mountain. Try walking up all the steps until you reach the bottom of the bronze statue, where the buddha is standing on a lotus pod.
If you would like to enter the lotus pod structure, you have to pay an entrance fee of RMB25. You can browse through stalls selling buddhism-related products like ornaments, bracelets, books, etc.
Climb up further & you will have the opportunity to rub the toes of buddha, which is believed to bring you good luck. You can also enjoy the great view on top.
If your legs are not strong enough to carry you up to the top, you can climb halfway of the steps.
According to our tour guide, there is one strategic point where you can "touch" the hand of buddha & have your photos smartly taken. Try it out ! If you want to have a closer glimpse at the buddha, there is a smaller scale buddha.
From far, you will notice a bronze palm planted vertically on the ground. It's the buddha's palm called "The First Palm in the World". Queue up to touch the buddha's palm & you will be blessed with good fortunes.
If you are a serious devotee, you can walk stright in to the main temple to pray for anything, from good health to abundant wealth.