The LeShan Giant Buddha statue

This statue was carved into rock during the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907).


It is situated in SiChuan province near the town of LeShan. The stone sculpture faces Mount Emei, with a river flowing below the Buddha's feet. At 71m in height, it is the largest carved stone Buddha in the world. The Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area, was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.


[640],shadow=true,start=4,stop=
SiChuan map

Related Videos

Featured Videos

The Chinese New Year Gala, 2015
A selection of songs from the China Central TV Gala, Beijing TV (BTV), Hunan TV, and more ...
Songs from the ShangHai 上海 World Expo opening concert
A selection of the songs and fireworks ...
China Icons – a selection of films
Looking for Chinese culture, life-stories, and cultural news from around China ? Check out our new China Icons page, automatically updated with the latest films from the highly regarded China Icons team. We dipped into the archives to present a selection of films from 2016, starting with 'Hopes and Dreams - China's migrant factory workers' .
Dance !
Dance - the second international language, after its sister : music. BeijingBuzzz is 9 (and a half - July 2017) ! So besides a little jelly, we thought we'd celebrate with a typically eclectic selection of 12 dance videos from our first 9 years ... Two left feet ? No matter; whatever your passion, remember that time flies - follow your dream; how often does the butterfly land in the palm of your hand .
A tour of the Forbidden City 紫禁城 (Palace Museum)
In central Beijing ...
The sounds of HangZhou 杭州
Traditional Chinese culture in the New China. With Wang LeeHom ...
NanJing 南京 pictorial
Capital of JiangSu province.
ChengDu 成都 Cosplay – video
Filmed in the summer, 2013 ...
NanJing 南京 Focus
Discover life in NanJing, JiangSu province - parks, temples, transportation and more ... Plus a beautiful time-lapse of NanJing ...
Exploring ShaanXi 陕西 – Xi’An, HuaShan and the Yellow River
YuanMingYuan 圆明园, the original Summer Palace in BeiJing – documentary
A fascinating documentary, in English. Discover how this place embodied the quintessential Chinese garden arts, and how it came to be destroyed ...
Beautiful XiShuangBanNa 西双版纳, YunNan province
Home to the Buddhist Dai ethnic group, BanNa is close to the border with Myanmar, with an almost tropical climate.

A selection of popular videos

Keyword / tag search :