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The Grand Buddha (Da Fo) at Leshan is 71 metres high and is claimed to be the largest Buddha in the world. Construction started in 713AD and took 90 years to complete. The Buddha is carved into a cliff face overlooking the river.

There are two ways to get a close-up view of this impressive sight. One is to take the perilous path down the cliff face, walk in front of the Buddha and climb up the other side, as the people in the picture are doing. A more relaxing method is to jump on the tour boat and sail down the river. This photo is taken from the boat.

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