The Giant Buddha of Leshan (aka Dafo) is the tallest stone Buddha statue in the world, carved out of a cliff face by an 8th-century monk in southern Szechuan province. The Giant Buddha overlooks the confluence of the Minjiang, Dadu and Qingyi rivers and faces the sacred Mount Emei. We actually took the trip there just to visit this big giant buddha. It was very high that you have to climb all the way in order to reach and touch the buddha. When we were up there, and we looked down everything is so tiny. There are lots of people tried to clime up just to get a feel of it. lots of exercise.