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FIAP 2006


Sam's Exotic Travel Photos of Leshan, China - The Home of the World's Largest Buddha

Leshan, located at the confluence of the Dadu He and Min He rivers, is famous for the Grand Buddha, carved into the limestone cliff overlooking the rivers. Over 70m high, it is the largest remaining Buddha sculpture in the world since the Taliban destroyed the one in Afghanistan. The construction, started in AD 713, lasted 90 years, and includes a water drainage system to present the sculpture from weathering. The Grand Buddha is part of a sprawling complex of temples set on two hills which are said to have the shape of a lying Buddha.   The Grand Buddha of Leshan is UNESCO World Heritage site

.Leshan Skyline in Mist - One of Sam's Exotic Travel Photos  Sam's Exotic Travel Photo of Boats at Mooring - Leshan China Riverfront  The Giant Buddha of Leshan China - One of Sam's Exotic Travel Photos

The city, located 175 km southwest of Chengdu, is Sichuan Province's second largest city, with a population of 3.5 million and appears to offer a mixture of old and new.  Our visit was limited to the waterfront and a short boat trip to view the Great Buddha.  I wish we had had more time to see the city and that the weather had been better - as it was extremely overcast and a little foggy.  Oh well - you can't have everything.  I touched up the pictures as best I could, but ...  Anyway, I hope you like them.

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