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A Mountain that Became the Largest Stone Statue in the World

This imposing sculpture of Leshan Giant Buddha was carved on a cliff of Mount Emei in China, taking advantage of the rock of the mountain. It is the tallest stone statue in the world. It measures 71 meters high (233 ft). His shoulders have a width of 24 meters and fingers measure 8.3-meter-long (about 27 feet). The ears have a size of 7 meters long (23 feet). The statue of Buddha Maitreya at Mount Emei was recognized by UNESCO in 1996 as World Heritage.