Located in Leshan City, Leshan Giant Buddha is a statue of Maitreya Buddha. It is also the largest stone statue of Maitreya Buddha in the world. The Lingyun Mountain where the Leshan Giant Buddha is located and the Wuyou Mountain and the Guicheng Mountain behind it constitute a giant sleeping Buddha, which is another new attraction of the Leshan Giant Buddha. In addition to its tall image, Leshan Giant Buddha’s sophisticated drainage system is more scientific and excellent. After more than a thousand years of wind and rain effect, the Giant Buddha stands still and retains its original appearance and scale.
The Leshan Giant Buddha is still worth seeing. The land tour and the cruise ship tour are different. If you have enough time, you can experience both of them. Of course, the queuing of the land is inevitable. It takes more than 20 minutes to line up even though you arrive there at 8 o’clock in the morning. The tour guide said that there are 24 floors high, and it is a bit exaggerated. Tickets for sale at the entrance include the Leshan Giant Buddha and the Wuyou Temple. In fact, the Wuyou Temple is worth a visit. The colorful sun flowers are beautiful.
If everyone’s itinerary is relatively tight, and plan to go to see the Leshan Giant Buddha in the morning and climb the Ermei Mountain in the afternoon, then it is suggested that you take a boat tour, as you won’t feel tired and you can experience the best place to watch the whole picture of the Buddha. You can’t see the whole Buddha if you climb in the mountain, and you will be very tired and it takes a lot of time. The most important thing is that now you are not allow to touch the feet of the Buddha.
Some people think that although you can take a boat to see the whole picture of the Buddha, you can only understand the history and marvel at the builders if you really approach the Buddha and go around one step by step from top to bottom, and then from bottom to top of the Buddha. It took 90 years to build the work of the three generations of craftsmen, and you will feel shocked when you get close to the Leshan Giant Buddha.