Sichuan Province, China

November 30, 2013

Hundreds of people walk slowly down the zig-zagging steps to view the 1,200 year-old Grand Buddha of Leshan. 

The 71-metre tall stone statue was built by monks during the Tang Dynasty,  in the hope that their work would calm the turbulent river waters that sank many trading ships. Today thousands of people come from all across China and the world to visit the enormous statue of Maitreya. 

In the temples that line the top of the cliffs above the statue, people light incense and pray.

Pandas, most human like in movement, watch curiously as they are given their breakfast of bamboo shoots. 

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