ASIA-CHINA/Sichuan Province-Leshan

WORLD FAMOUS BUILDINGS

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Over View
  
 Leshan

 


 From Giant Buddha Scenic Area to Leshan City. Photo by Byunggu Yu on 22 February 2008.

 

Lingyunsahn Tower
  
 Giant Buddha Scenic Area, Leshan

 


 Photo by Byunggu Yu on 22 February 2008.

 

Longqin
  
 Giant Buddha Scenic Area, Leshan

 


 Photo by Byunggu Yu on 22 February 2008.

 

Giant Buddha
  
 Giant Buddha Scenic Area, Leshan

 


 The Buddha is a statue of Maitreya in sitting posture. Located to the east of Leshan City, at the confluence of three rivers-Min, Qingyi and Dadu River. In December, 1996, the location of the Buddha was included by UNESCO on the list of the World Heritage sites. Begun in 713 in the Tang Dynasty, and finished in 803, the statue took people more than 90 years to carve. It's 71 m high, and has 3 m-long fingers. The 8 m-long instep is big enough for one hundred people to sit on and the 28 m-wide sholder. Photo by Byunggu Yu on 22 February 2008.

 

Lingyun Temple
  
 Giant Buddha Scenic Area, Leshan


Photo by Byunggu Yu on 22 February 2008. 

 

9 Turn Cliff Road
  
 Giant Buddha Scenic Area, Leshan


Along the 500m long Grand Buddha Cliff Road are many scenic spots of legends. A zigzag cliff road built in the 8th century. It was descrived in the history as 'A Passage for birds' because of its dangerous situation. Along the road, there are lots of delicate Buggha images. Photo by Byunggu Yu on 22 February 2008.

 

Daxiong Temple
  
 Giant Buddha Scenic Area, Leshan

 
 

 Photo by Byunggu Yu on 22 February 2008.

 

Lingbao Pagoda
  
 Giant Buddha Scenic Area, Leshan

 
 

 The square break pagoda, 39 meters high and 13-storey, multi-eave. There are actually only 5 storeys inside, and people can go to the top of the pagoda and enjoy views of Jiazhou. Built in the Tang Dynasty, located on top of Lingbao Peak, it was named after the name of the mountain. The form of the Pagoda is a tetragonal pyramid with thick eaves and is built with bricks. It's seated in the east and facing the west. The top of pagoda is a foursquare pyramidal Xiaoyan Pagoda (small wild goose pagoda). Photo by Byunggu Yu on 22 February 2008.

 

Meiyuan
  
 Giant Buddha Scenic Area, Leshan

 

 


 Photo by Byunggu Yu on 22 February 2008.

 

Mile Temple
  
 Giant Buddha Scenic Area, Leshan

 

 


 Photo by Byunggu Yu on 22 February 2008.

 

Monk Haitong Cave
  
 Giant Buddha Scenic Area, Leshan

 


 It originally was a 10 meters deep cave-tomb dug in the 3rd century. Monk Haitong was said to liv in the cave when the Giant Buddha was being carved. Gu Guangxi, authorized Sichuan inspector, named thr cave and wrote the 'Records on Monk Haitong Cave. Photo by Byunggu Yu on 22 February 2008.

 

Dragon Pool & Tiger Lair
  
 Giant Buddha Scenic Area, Leshan



 Lingyun Hill with dense forest and peaks offered in ancient times a good shelter to a white tiger, while at the foot of the hill the three rivers, Mingjiang, Dadu and Qingyi,
met and provided a black dragon with waves for play. It was said that, the white tiger and black dragon inspiced by Buddhist scriptures changed themselves into a stone
dragon and jade tiger to guard Buddhism. This site has been one of the scenic spots in Lingyun Hill since the Dang Dynasty. Photo by Byunggu Yu on 22 February 2008.

 

Fuyu Pavilion
  
 Giant Buddha Scenic Area, Leshan

 
 

 Photo by Byunggu Yu on 22 February 2008.

 

Zaijiu Pavilion
  
 Giant Buddha Scenic Area, Leshan

 

 Photo by Byunggu Yu on 22 February 2008.

 

Jingxiu Pavilion
  
 Giant Buddha Scenic Area, Leshan

 
 

 Photo by Byunggu Yu on 22 February 2008.

 

Beilin
  
 Giant Buddha Scenic Area, Leshan

 
 

 Photo by Byunggu Yu on 22 February 2008.

 

Dongpo Tower
  
 Giant Buddha Scenic Area, Leshan

 


 Built in 10th century AD, who is great writer in Song Dynasty. Photo by Byunggu Yu on 22 February 2008.

 

Experimental Wall
  
 Giant Buddha Scenic Area, Leshan

 



 Construction material experiment for the repair of the face ot the Giant Buddha. Photo by Byunggu Yu on 22 February 2008.

 

Gerneral View
  
 Giant Buddha Scenic Area, Leshan

 

 

 Photo by Byunggu Yu on 22 February 2008.

 

Street View
  
 Old Town, Leshan

 


 Photo by Byunggu Yu on 22 February 2008.

 

Riverside View
  
 Old Town, Leshan

 


 Photo by Byunggu Yu on 22 February 2008.

 

Leshan Bus Terminal
  
 Leshan

 


 Photo by Byunggu Yu on 23 February 2008.

 

Jin Hai Tang Hotel
  
 Leshan

 

 

 Photo by Byunggu Yu on 23 February 2008.

 

Guo Moruo's Former Residence
  
 Shawan District, Leshan

 

 

 Guo Moruo(1892-1978)was a noted novelist, poet, historian and literary critic. He took part in the May Fourth Movement of 1919, and joined the Chinese Communist Party in 1927. After spending several years in Japan, he returned to China during the war against the Japanese invaders. He worked closely with Zhou Enlai, and held a number of important posts after the founding of the People's Republic of China. Now his residence located here and Beijing-18 Qianhai Xijie, Chongqing. Photo by Byunggu Yu on 23 February 2008.