Lingshan Grand Buddha is the spiritual point of Lingshan Grand Buddha Site, which stands on the south side of Lesser Lingshan region, Mashan Mountain, and it is one of the landmarks in
Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China. During the Tang Dynasty, the famous Buddhism temple Xiangfu Temple was once built on the very place where the Buddha is located now. To protect the relic and promote the culture, people set up this magnificent 88-meter-high statue of Sakyamunisits right after the rebuilt temple.
Lingshan Grand Buddha Site locates in
Taihu Lake Scenery Spot, covering an area of 30 hectares. The scenic sport is mainly consists of a 39.8 meters long screen wall, the totem-pole, the Xiangfu Temple and the grand Buddha statue.
From the parking lot, walking about 5 minutes you will reach a square with one big screen wall facing the gate, on which carved the Buddha with a serene look sit up straight on the lotus shaped seat, worshiped by Bodhisattva and Arhat. Round the screen wall and continue your walking, you will see a tall totem-pole. Go further, a grand temple lies on the half-way up the mountain, the grand Buddha just stands after and presents a self-possessed compassionate look.
The body of the Buddha is 79 meters high, stands on a 9 meters high lotus shaped seat. Its whole body is made of 1560 copper sheet of 6-8mm thick, gross weight of 700 ton, which can cover an area of 9,000 square meters.
【Chinese name】: 灵山大佛
【How to get there】: You may take Bus Route 88 near Wuxi Railway Station(Chinese:无锡火车站) and then get off at Bibo Mountain Villa Station(Chinese:碧波山庄), it takes about 2.5 hours, then walk for 300 meters to reach Lingshan Scenic Area. Or you may take Bus Route 89 near Wuxi Central Bus Station(Chinese: 无锡中央车站) and then get off at Bibo Mountain Villa Station(Chinese:碧波山庄), it takes about 2.5 hours, then walk for 300 meters to reach Lingshan Scenic Area.