内容摘要：Leshan Giant Buddha is a huge statue of Maitreyacu
Leshan Giant Buddha is a huge statue of Maitreyacut out of a hill in accordance with the terrain,
an amazing project in the 8th century that lasted for90 years.
The statue measures 71m in total height, or 59.96mfor its sitting proper，
which entitles itself as the tallest stone carved statue of Maitreya in the world.
The carving is smooth and proportional, and the Buddha looks solemn and majestic.
On the cut-out walls at its south and north sides are over 90 stone figures carved in TangDynasty.
The surrounding of Leshan Giant Buddha combines the charm of both the mountains and therivers.
Moreover, it integrates both the beauty of a natural heritage and the gems of human culture.
Within 2.5 km2 there are 2 sites under Class I state protection and 4 sites under Class II stateprotection.
As the center of the scenic area, the Giant Buddha is accompanied with a number of sites ofinterest nearby,
such as the Detached Mound from the irrigation system of Dujiang Weir by Li Bing in QinDynasty,
the cliff tomb clusters of Han Dynasty, Buddhist figure carvings, pagodas,
and temples of Tang and Song Dynasties, as well as architectural groups of Ming and QingDynasties.