Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Giant Buddha of Leshan - Tourism Guide

The Giant Buddha of Leshan (aka Dafo ) is the largest stone Buddha statue in the world, carved by a monk of the eighth century in southern Sichuan Province in a rock . The Giant Buddha overlooks the confluence of the Minjiang , Dadu and Qingyi rivers and faces the sacred Mount Emei ( with which it derives its status as part of the World Heritage ) .
The construction of the Giant Buddha began in 713 AD. It was the idea of a Chinese monk named Haitong , the Buddha , which calm the turbulent waters that ravaged hoped the movement on transport ships in the river. His plans are not only supernatural - the enormous amount of debris would be carved away from the cliff are deposited in the river , changing currents and calm waters.

When was government funding for the project at risk, said the monk , who started his own eyes to show his piety and sincerity. The construction project was continued by his disciples and finally completed by 803 local ruler .

Today, there are still some strong currents where the three rivers meet - but none that threaten the tourist ferries . "Mount Emei Scenic Area with Leshan Giant Buddha " was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996.
What to see
Known as Dafo , the statue depicts a seated Maitreya Buddha with his hands on his knees, across the river , eyes narrowed . Maitreya is the Buddha of the future , which is displayed on the dharma when the teachings of Gautama Buddha has disappeared preach. It was especially popular in the 4th Century 7 and his paintings can be found throughout the Buddhist world , its characteristic air transport of hope and promise .

Standing 71 meters (233 feet) high , is the largest Buddha statue in the world Dafo . His shoulders are 28 meters (92 feet) wide and her little foot nail for a sedentary person . Each eyebrow is 18 feet long. According to a local saying: " The mountain is a Buddha and the Buddha is a mountain. "

Prevent certain passages in the hair of Buddha drainage , neck , chest and the holes at the back of the ear that the hidden Buddha serious erosion and weathering. It has been carefully maintained regularly on their 1200 years of history, but it is still a bit of foam.

Visitors watch in awe of the Buddha tourist ferries and a terrace next to the ear. On one side of the terrace is a modern statue of the monk Haitong , and behind the Lingyun Temple Museum with exhibits on the construction and renovation of Dafo .

Southern Giant Buddha is Wuyou Yes, give the visitor on the way to the ferry to the Buddha. A pink walled monastery founded in 742 AD, is decorated with splendid impressive , including gatekeepers , painted scenes of Journey to the West ( in the second room ) and amusing sculptures arhats (in Terminal Louhan ) .

On the other side of the gorge on Lingyun Shan, there are signs of Han burial chambers - which was sacred to this site, before the Buddha carved .

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