The Leshan Giant Buddha was built during the Tang Dynasty (618–907AD). It is carved out of a cliff face that lies at the confluence of the Minjiang, Dadu and Qingyi rivers in the southern part of Sichuan province in China, near the city of Leshan. The stone sculpture faces Mount Emei, with the rivers flowing below his feet. It is the largest carved stone Buddha in the world and it is by far the tallest pre-modern statue in the world.
The Terracotta Warriors in Shaanxi – China When China’s first emperor died, an army of clay soldiers was placed to guard his tomb. Thousand of years later, the Terracotta Warriors live on, and have since been among China’s most famous tourist attractions.