Besides the number of beautiful natural sceneries, China has a very rich historical background. There are many signs and remainings of ancient history. There are number of world heritage sites in China. The people of the region have fertile minds. You can not restrict the intelligence to a specific time or era, ethnic group, colour and caste. It is the gift of God that has been in all times. Being a human being my mind stucks to the point that how the people of ancient era may have created such kind of masterpieces. Their intelligence level and their hardworking habits have made them immortal through their great work. Among such a great masterpieces from the history there is the statue of Leshan Buddha. It is referred as the largest carved Buddha in the world. In real sense it is the great human work.
When you visit this historical site, you find a mountain sized statue. You will be amazed that how the people at that time carved the cliff to make this giant statue. The construction of the statue was started in 713 A.D. Construction of the Buddha faced a funding hurdle. The construction work was stopped for about 70 years due to the funding problem.
Finally the construction was completed in 803 A.D. In the history the construction of such kind of statues just has the spiritual aspect. The purpose behind the construction of the Buddha is very logical. The view of the statue is that the river is flowing under the feet of the statue. The water of river was turbulent that was not allowing the ships to pass through. A monk at the time thought the construction of the Buddha. He was of the view that the construction of Buddha would calm the intensity of the waters and ships would be able to pass through the river easily. Surprisingly the main objective of the construction has been achieved. As we know that it was built by cutting and carving the cliff, this process threw a heavy number of stones into the river. These stones calmed the waters of the river and allowed the shipping vessels to pass.