Wuxi Grand Buddha at Ling Shan, Jiangsu China
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Grand Buddha at Ling Shan
The Grand Buddha at Ling Shan situated in the small Ling Shan area in the south of the Maji Mountain, Wuxi, Jiangsu Province. The Grand Buddha and the historical famous "Xiangfu Temple" nearby are the well-known scenic resorts in today's Wuxi.
With more than 80 meter high, the Grand Buddha at Ling Shan is a bronze Sakyamuni standing Buddha outdoors and built in the end of 1996.
The Grand Buddha lies in the Small Ling Shan named by the famous Great Monk Xuanzang in Tang Dynasty, this is how the Grand Buddha in Ling Shan got its name. The Grand Buddha are made in tin, bronze, created, and completed according to the record of the Buddhist scriptures Tathagata 32 images.
The Grand Buddha is pleasing to the eyes and very kind, widely looking at all the living creatures. The left and right hands have hand print with "wish", wishing the world happy and welfare and the mark before the chest represents solemn.
The whole Buddha is not only rounded and strong, but also solemn and auspicious, created very carefully and vivid, appears the image of Buddha's mercy. When you stand before the Grand Buddha, you cannot help praising how prefect the Chinese Buddhist work it is!
The Grand Buddha is standing straight near the Taihu Lake in Wuxi. Its establishment is one of the biggest occasions in Chinese Buddhism field for about one hundred years.
On the scenic spots, Wuxi always called a pearl near the Taihu Lake, while the Grand Buddha at Ling Shan is the brilliance on this pearl.