The Giant Buddha at Leshan Mountain is the largest carved stone Maitreya in the world. The Maitreya is 71 meters high as well as the height of the mountain behind it, his feet alone can hold hundreds of people. The statue was begun in 713 and completed in 803. To the right of the statue is a plank road with nine turns that is now famous; it goes from the bottom to the top. For us the Maitreya is very kind and cheerful, he always bring us happiness and peace.