the leshan giant buddha

 
 

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乐山大佛是中国唐代的佛教石刻造像。

The Leshan Giant Buddha is a Buddhist stone sculpture made in the Tang Dynasty.

 

位置在四川省乐山市东面,岷江,青衣江,大渡河交汇处的栖鸾峰下是在凌云山山崖上凿成的。

It is located to the east of Leshan City, Sichuan Province, at the confluence of three rivers, namely, Min River, Qingyi River and Dadu River. It is craved into the cliffs of Mt. Lingyun.

 

大佛为弥勒佛坐像,通高七十一米,肩宽二十四米。

The 71 meter-tall statue of the laughing Buddha is in a sitting posture, his shoulders are 24 meters wide.

 

其中头高14.7米,宽十米,耳朵长六点七米,眼睛三点三米,脖子高三米,脚背宽九米。

His head is 14.7 meters long and 10 meters broad; His dropping ear is 6.7 meters long ; and each eye is 3.3 meterswide ; His neck is 3 meters long; and the instep of his foot is 9 meters wide.

 

它是世界上最大的石刻佛像。可以说山是一尊佛,佛是一座山。

It is the biggest stone carving statue Buddha in the world. It occupies the entire hillside, and a local saying describes the Buddha like this: “ The mountain unveils a Buddha, while the Buddha fades into the mountain”.