Visit the "World's First Buddha"-Leshan Big Buddha Travelogue 65


Leshan Buddha is located in Leshan City, Sichuan Province, carved in the rock wall of the Lingyun Mountain, overlooking the Min River, Qingyi River, Dadu River three rivers, majestic, in the three rivers convergence Zhuang'er cliff artificially chiselled and carved, also known as the Lingyun Buddha, into the scenic area, towards the Leshan Buddha attractions to go on the road there are many stone walls of ancient calligraphy carvings and Buddha statues, admire Leshan Buddha there are two ways, one is to take the Jiuqu Trail, the other is to take a boat, I A few old students and I chose to walk the Jiuqu trestle to see the Buddha up close.
The Leshan Buddha is a seated statue of Maitreya Buddha, 71 metres high, the largest cliff carving statue in China.
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The entrance to the Leshan Big Buddha Scenic Park is lush and green
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The Great Buddha of Leshan, also known as the Great Buddha of Lingyun, is a statue of Maitreya, a Buddhist scripture that states that when Maitreya comes into being, there will be peace in the world.
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The Leshan Buddha is 71 metres high, with ears 7 metres long, nose 5.6 metres long, eyebrows 5.6 metres long, eyes 3.3 metres long, shoulders 28 metres wide, fingers 8.3 metres long and feet 8.5 metres wide, and it is said that twenty adults can stand on it. The people of Leshan affectionately refer to this Buddha as the "Old Master Buddha".
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In the same frame with the Buddha
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Older students who have settled in the United States ring the bell to pray for peace
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Facing the confluence of the Min River, the Qingyi River and the Dadu River, the Great Buddha of Leshan was excavated in the first year of Emperor Xuanzong's reign and took 90 years to build. It took 90 years to excavate. The reason for excavating the Buddha was that at that time, there were often incidents of ships sinking at the confluence of the three rivers, so the Buddha was excavated to guard the water. Strangely enough, since the Buddha was built, the rivers have never been in trouble
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The Buddha is facing Emei, with its feet on the three rivers, the mountain is a Buddha, and the Buddha is a mountain.
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The construction of the Great Buddha in Leshan began in the early years of the Tang Emperor Xuanzong's Kaiyuan era (713 AD), not as a tourist development, but as a result of frequent shipwrecks at the confluence of the three rivers, when a venerable priest called Haitong had a grand dream of turning the mountain by the river into a large Buddha statue in order to calm the river's waters. Three generations of craftsmen hammered away at the mountain, one after the other until the Buddha was fully born 90 years later
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On either side of the Buddha are nine curved stacks, left over from the construction of the Buddha. To see the full view of the Buddha, you have to follow the path from top to bottom and then up again, the expression of the Buddha is different when viewed from different parts of the path.
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On the way to the Leshan Buddha site, there are many ancient calligraphy carvings and Buddha statues on the stone walls.
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The word 'Buddha' written by Su Shi
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The Leshan Buddha was carved in the early years of the Tang Emperor Xuanzong's Kaiyuan era, and its shape is strongly Chinese, expanding and developing Chinese Buddhist art.

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