The Giant Buddha Soaring into the Sky


The biggest stone carving Maitreya figure is Lingyun (literally meaning "soaring into the sky") Buddha in Sichuan. Made on the cliffs, the Buddha is 71 meters tall, with the shoulder width of 28 meters. The sculpture, commonly known as “Leshan Giant Buddha”, is dignified and imposing. It is also the world’s No. 1 sitting Buddha image.

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