TRAVEL Giant Buddha of Leshan reopens to tourists after 'physical examination'

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Giant Buddha of Leshan reopens to tourists after 'physical examination'

Xinhua

10:36, April 28, 2019

Tourists view the statue of the Leshan Giant Buddha in Leshan City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 26, 2019. The giant Buddha in southwest China's Sichuan Province reopened to tourists Friday after a six-month examination as part of research for its repair plan. The statue, at 71 meters high and believed to be the world's largest Buddha, sits outside the city of Leshan. It has cracks and damage on its chest and abdomen, according to the management committee of the Leshan Buddha scenic area. (Xinhua/Zhang Chaoqun)

Tourists view the statue of the Leshan Giant Buddha in Leshan City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 26, 2019. The giant Buddha in southwest China's Sichuan Province reopened to tourists Friday after a six-month examination as part of research for its repair plan. The statue, at 71 meters high and believed to be the world's largest Buddha, sits outside the city of Leshan. It has cracks and damage on its chest and abdomen, according to the management committee of the Leshan Buddha scenic area. (Xinhua/Zhang Chaoqun)

Tourists view the statue of the Leshan Giant Buddha in Leshan City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 26, 2019. The giant Buddha in southwest China's Sichuan Province reopened to tourists Friday after a six-month examination as part of research for its repair plan. The statue, at 71 meters high and believed to be the world's largest Buddha, sits outside the city of Leshan. It has cracks and damage on its chest and abdomen, according to the management committee of the Leshan Buddha scenic area. (Xinhua/Zhang Chaoqun)

Tourists climb to view the statue of the Leshan Giant Buddha in Leshan City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 26, 2019. The giant Buddha in southwest China's Sichuan Province reopened to tourists Friday after a six-month examination as part of research for its repair plan. The statue, at 71 meters high and believed to be the world's largest Buddha, sits outside the city of Leshan. It has cracks and damage on its chest and abdomen, according to the management committee of the Leshan Buddha scenic area. (Xinhua/Zhang Chaoqun)

Tourists view the statue of the Leshan Giant Buddha in Leshan City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 26, 2019. The giant Buddha in southwest China's Sichuan Province reopened to tourists Friday after a six-month examination as part of research for its repair plan. The statue, at 71 meters high and believed to be the world's largest Buddha, sits outside the city of Leshan. It has cracks and damage on its chest and abdomen, according to the management committee of the Leshan Buddha scenic area. (Xinhua/Zhang Chaoqun)

Tourists view the statue of the Leshan Giant Buddha in Leshan City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 26, 2019. The giant Buddha in southwest China's Sichuan Province reopened to tourists Friday after a six-month examination as part of research for its repair plan. The statue, at 71 meters high and believed to be the world's largest Buddha, sits outside the city of Leshan. It has cracks and damage on its chest and abdomen, according to the management committee of the Leshan Buddha scenic area. (Xinhua/Zhang Chaoqun)

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