88 meters tall
you need to scale 216 stairs to reach the Grand Buddha
the 100 Children Playing with Maitreya statue is 8 meters long
this gives a nice impression of it's sheer size
at Buddha's Hand Square, the hand is 12 m high and a 1:1 replica of the original in the background
Buddha rises from within the lotus and the fountain starts
the Grand Buddha lurks in the distance
the Nine Dragons Bathing Sakyamuni lotus when closed
looking down gives a good impression of the scale of the complex
these large trees were planted recently and still need some support
the Grand Buddha at Lingshan
Its main feature is
the world’s largest bronze Buddha. With a height of 88 m and a total weight of 725 tonnes this statue towers above the rim of the
Lingshan Mountain in the background.
Another nice feature is the Nine Dragons Bathing Sakyamuni, a pool holding a
bronze lotus with 6 movable pedals. When the lotus opens Buddha rises from within and the dragons spout water.
items are the Grand Screen Wall,
the Xiangfu Temple, a replica of the Grand Buddha's right hand and a smiling Maitreya swarmed
by 100 children.
In 2008 the Brama Palace was added.
Lingshan is a major tourist attraction with more than 2 million
visitors per year.
When we visited the place in 1997 the Grand Buddha was just finished, when we returned in 2003
the lotus pool was just put in operation.
at the parking lot we already see the towering statue
the turtle stela near Xiangfu Temple
a large wall filled with Buddhist symbols
725 tons of bronze