Contest #243 answer: Leshan Giant Buddha, Mount Emei Scenic Area, China

Some 3000 years ago, during the Tang Dynasty, the Leshan Giant Buddha was carved out of a cliff at the confluence of the Minjiang, Dadu and Qingyi rivers in the southern part of Sichuan province in China.

Since 1996 this area is on the World Heritage list of UNESCO and it survived the 2008 Sichuan earthquake without damage.

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