The construction of Lac Son Great Buddha changed the flow, making the confluence of the three rivers become safer for boats and ships to travel.
China has many sacred places. One of the most revered places is in the southwest.
This giant statue is called Leshan Giant Buddha , located on Mount Emei, where Buddhism was first established in China in the 1st century.
The giant Buddha statue is located at the confluence of three rivers.
Buddhism was handed down from India into China and today is one of the largest religions in the country.
The Great Buddha statue was carved in the 8th century for a special reason.The giant Buddha statue is located at the confluence of three rivers. The flow creates a large whirlpool, in the past ships passing by often sink, causing many people to lose their gears . Therefore, Venerable Hai Thong decided to build a giant Buddha statue here, opposite to Lang Van Pagoda.
It took him 2 years to raise money for the project but died before the statue was completed. His two disciples continued their work, pouring tons of stones into the water below. All sedimentary rock changes the flow of the river, making it safer.
After 90 years of construction, the statue was completed in 803 under the Tang Dynasty.
Each period has its own description of the Buddha. Under the Tang Dynasty, society was progressive, economically prosperous and prosperous. In the paintings of the time of the Tang Dynasty, the subject was in a compassionate and solemn manner. This is typical in the Tang Dynasty. According to that, the Leshan Buddha statue also carries these characteristics.