1. Dragon fountain sculpture, Dafo, Leshan, Chengdu
1. Dragon fountain sculpture, Dafo, Leshan, Chengdu
2. Close up of the Giant Buddha Torii, Dafo, Leshan, Chengdu
2. Close up of the Giant Buddha Torii, Dafo, Leshan, Chengdu
3. Ferry port where I caught my boat to see Dafo, Leshan, Chengdu
3. Ferry port where I caught my boat to see Dafo, Leshan, Chengdu
4. View from one of the ferries I was on heading out to see Dafo, Leshan, Chengdu
4. View from one of the ferries I was on heading out to see Dafo, Leshan, Chengdu
5. Ferries arriving at the foot of Dafo, Leshan, Chengdu
5. Ferries arriving at the foot of Dafo, Leshan, Chengdu
6. Wooden path clings to the sandstone face of Lingyun Hill, Dafo, Leshan, Chengdu
6. Wooden path clings to the sandstone face of Lingyun Hill, Dafo, Leshan, Chengdu
7. One of the guardian figures that flank the Big Buddha (Dafo), Leshan, Chengdu
7. One of the guardian figures that flank the Big Buddha (Dafo), Leshan, Chengdu
8. The Big Buddha in all his glory, 230ft in height and took 90 years to finish construction in 803 AD, Dafo, Leshan, Chengdu
8. The Big Buddha in all his glory, 230ft in height and took 90 years to finish construction in 803 AD, Dafo, Leshan, Chengdu
9. Lots of steps to climb up to the top of Dafo, Leshan, Chengdu
9. Lots of steps to climb up to the top of Dafo, Leshan, Chengdu
10. Statue and temple in the hills of Dafo, Leshan, Chengdu
10. Statue and temple in the hills of Dafo, Leshan, Chengdu
11. The Big Buddha known as Dafo in Leshan, Chengdu
11. The Big Buddha known as Dafo in Leshan, Chengdu
12. Close up of the Big Buddhas head, his nose measures 18ft long, Dafo, Leshan, Chengdu
12. Close up of the Big Buddhas head, his nose measures 18ft long, Dafo, Leshan, Chengdu
13. Pagoda at the top of Dafo, Leshan, Chengdu
13. Pagoda at the top of Dafo, Leshan, Chengdu
14. About to descend the steep Nine Turns staircase to the foot of Big Buddha, Dafo, Leshan, Chengdu
14. About to descend the steep Nine Turns staircase to the foot of Big Buddha, Dafo, Leshan, Chengdu
15. Information board on the largest stone Buddha in the world, Dafo, Leshan, Chengdu
15. Information board on the largest stone Buddha in the world, Dafo, Leshan, Chengdu
16. Descending carefully down the Nine Turns Staircase, Dafo, Leshan, Chengdu
16. Descending carefully down the Nine Turns Staircase, Dafo, Leshan, Chengdu
17. Deities meticulously carved into the sandstone face of the Nine Turns Staircase, Dafo, Leshan, Chengdu
17. Deities meticulously carved into the sandstone face of the Nine Turns Staircase, Dafo, Leshan, Chengdu
18. View of the sandstone Nine Turns staircase to the foot of Big Buddha about 71 metres in height, Dafo, Leshan, Chengdu
18. View of the sandstone Nine Turns staircase to the foot of Big Buddha about 71 metres in height, Dafo, Leshan, Chengdu
19. See the toes of Big Buddha in this photo to get a sense of scale here, Dafo, Leshan, Chengdu
19. See the toes of Big Buddha in this photo to get a sense of scale here, Dafo, Leshan, Chengdu
20. Pray cushions set out at the foot of the Big Buddha, Dafo, Leshan, Chengdu
20. Pray cushions set out at the foot of the Big Buddha, Dafo, Leshan, Chengdu
21. Jiazhou Huayuan temple and museum of Dafo, Leshan, Chengdu
21. Jiazhou Huayuan temple and museum of Dafo, Leshan, Chengdu
22. Chinese man offering incense sticks at the Jiazhou Huayuan temple, Dafo, Leshan, Chengdu
22. Chinese man offering incense sticks at the Jiazhou Huayuan temple, Dafo, Leshan, Chengdu
23. Temple on Lingyun Hill, Dafo, Leshan, Chengdu
23. Temple on Lingyun Hill, Dafo, Leshan, Chengdu
24. Chairman Mao sculpture in a temple at Dafo, Leshan, Chengdu
24. Chairman Mao sculpture in a temple at Dafo, Leshan, Chengdu
25. View of Leshan from Dafo, Chengdu
25. View of Leshan from Dafo, Chengdu
26. View of a ferry and Leshan from the sandstone cliff face, Dafo, Leshan, Chengdu
26. View of a ferry and Leshan from the sandstone cliff face, Dafo, Leshan, Chengdu
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