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Leshan Giant Buddha, the largest stone statue in the world

New Delhi: The Leshan Giant Buddha in Sichuan was carved out of a mountainside in the 8th century. It is carved out of a cliff face that lies at the confluence of the Minjiang, Dadu

India TV News Desk [ Updated: March 20, 2014 7:07 IST ]
leshan giant buddha the largest stone statue in the world
leshan giant buddha the largest stone statue in the world

New Delhi: The Leshan Giant Buddha in Sichuan was carved out of a mountainside in the 8th century.


It is carved out of a cliff face that lies at the confluence of the Minjiang, Dadu and Qingyi rivers in the southern part of Sichuan province in China, near the city of Leshan.

The stone sculpture faces Mount Emei, with the rivers flowing below his feet.

At 233 feet high, it is the largest stone Buddha in the world and it is by far the tallest pre-modern statue in the world.

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