1.location: the buddha 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 carved
into the cliffs of mt. lingyun. a local saying describes the buddha like this:" the
mountain unveils a buddha,while the buddha fades into the mountain."
2.the architectural artistry the charm of the buddha lies not only in its size but also
in its architectural artistry.there are 1051 buns in the buddha's coiled hair. there have
been skillfully embedded in the head. anther architectural highlight is the drainage
system. this system is made up of some hidden gutters and channels,which helps
displace rainwater and keep the inner part dry , plays an importent part in the
protection of the buddha.
3.how giant looking solemn and stately ,the buddha is 71meters high.his shoulders
are 28 meters wide, head 14.7 meters long and 10 meters broad ,with a total of 1051
chignons of hair clustered on it. each chignons is as big as a round table. its drooping
ear is 6.2 meters long and each eye is 3.3 meters wide.its middle finger is 8.3 meters
long ,and each of its bare feet is 11 meters long and 8.5 meters wide, large enough for
more than100 people to sit on.