The Mongshan Buddha is a miracle. The Great Buddha was excavated in the days of Tianbao in the Northern Qi Dynasty. It was originally a cliff Buddha statue after Kaihua Temple in Mengshan, Li Yuan, Li Zhi and Empress Wu Zetian in the Tang Dynasty, Li Ke, Emperor Wu of the latter Tang Dynasty, and Liu Zhiyuan, emperor of the latter Han Dynasty, all came here to rite Buddha. The great Buddha was destroyed at the end of the Yuan Dynasty, and was hidden in the deep mountains until the census of Taiyuan place names was rediscovered in 1980. However, the damage was very serious, the weathering was severe, and the Buddha's head did not know where to go. Now the Mongshan Buddha is going home according to the historical records. On the basis of the original records, the head of the Buddha is redesigned and installed. The chest and neck part of the Buddha is exposed at the site. It is 17.5 meters high, 25 meters wide, and the neck diameter is 5 meters wide. The Tang Dynasty records "200 feet high" and the current 63 meters are calculated according to the ordinary ruler of the Tang Dynasty. In terms of height, Mengshan Buddha is the second largest Buddha in the world, and in terms of age, it is the earliest large stone Buddha statue in the world. At present, the Mongshan Grand Buddha Scenic Area is planned and constructed centering on the Grand Buddha. The Grand Buddha Scenic Area is free of charge, but you need to take a bus (strongly recommended) to and from the parking lot and the scenic spot post station, 1.2 kilometers from the post station to the Grand Buddha. The average person walks for about 15 minutes. There are other monuments nearby that can be turned around. This scenic spot is not far from Jinci Temple. It is suitable for self-driving. It is recommended to go there. It feels that in a few years, the fame will rise and tickets will be collected.
For the Mongshan Buddha, the score is full. Whether it is cost-effective or scenic, especially in the scenic spots without tickets, it is absolutely worth visiting. There are more choices for the students in the surrounding schools, especially in the spring season. Suitable for a short weekend tour. You can choose the 12 yuan tour bus to go up the hill. You can take you directly to the top of the hill. Of course, good physical friends recommend walking. The roadside scenery under your feet. Of course, I'm on my legs. I also say that the traffic at Taiyuan Railway Station can take 848 (like two pieces and five) to Luocheng and back up 58 (one yuan) and then get off at the end of the train at Mengshan Grand Buddha Scenic Area. Finally, there are meals in the scenic spot, you can choose, the price should be more expensive than in the city. The tourist spot is still a national 4A scenic spot. You can also buy some snack water before going up the mountain and eat in the city after going down. Back to the city on the original way down the mountain, Mongshan completed a one-day tour. I hope you have a good time!!
On the way to Jinci Temple, I saw the signboard of the Mongshan Buddha and decided to visit it temporarily. I didn't expect such a big surprise! Don't even need tickets. It's a free attraction. Battery car to and fro 12 yuan, fast speed, a cool wind, really good. This money proposal must be spent if the wife is really too tired to walk. After getting off the battery car, some people hold their horns and shout five yuan to ride up the hill. It takes more than 600 steps for an hour and a half to get up. Don't believe it! The path up the mountain is very easy to walk, the scenery is good, 20 minutes to the top of the mountain, there are green hills, flowing water and crisp bird calls. Then you can see the big Buddha. It's called a big one. It's just too big to be true. What a spectacle! The way downhill is also very easy to walk. If you can get back to the battery station in less than 20 minutes, you can get back to the gate by battery car. Battery tickets are three invoices, one can not be lost, we must keep good, lost tickets can not ride. Back at the entrance of the scenic spot, turn left not far from the bus stop No. 58. Only this bus can take, the interval is 20 to 30 minutes. If you are in a hurry, you can take a black car. Bargaining must be tough!
The age of Mongshan Buddha is very long, but I don't know why. It's a pity that it has not gained much popularity. The whole tour lasted 1.5-2 hours. Without tickets, direct purchase of battery car tickets can be sent to the entrance inside the scenic area, otherwise you need to go in by yourself, the roads are very well repaired, so if you want to exercise by the way, you can go in. We go in by battery car, there are many trees in the mountains, so the temperature is relatively lower than outside. The environment is good. The shape of the Buddha is perfect. The incense is very strong here. Many local people get up early and come here to pray and worship Buddha. We came early in the morning. Many local people, with incense, climbed the mountain to worship Buddha. There is also a Kaihua Temple on the mountain, which is well preserved. There are also two towers beside them. The scenery is very good, because there are not many people, so it is very quiet. The building maintained its original style.
It's about thirty minutes'drive from Taiyuan. Take a sightseeing bus to Guanyin Hall at the entrance of the gate and start walking up the mountain. The trees are shady and the water is murmuring. There are many ancient temples along the mountain path. To the top is a 30-meter-high Buddha, which occupies half of the peak, extremely magnificent!!! And there are many ancient temples here. When we go down the mountain, we just meet monks marching towards the top of the mountain. There are about 200 or 300 people. The scene was very impressive. And there are very few people in this scenic spot. They can have a good time.
Mengshan Buddha is the second largest Buddha in the world. It is free for sightseeing. If Leshan Buddha is magnificent and majestic. The Great Buddha of Mengshan is steady and kind. Mengshan Buddha is not the same color as Leshan Buddha. It has no vertical knees. It just sits cross-legged. But when viewed from a distance, the Buddha statues built in the mountains are awe-inspiring and worshipless.
Mongshan Buddha is a cliff Buddha located in the northwest of Sidi Village, Jinyuan District, Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province. It is a cultural relic protection unit of Taiyuan City. The Mongshan Buddha was excavated during the period of Tianbao in the Northern Qi Dynasty. It was originally a cliff Buddha statue after the Kaihua Temple in Mongshan. Tang Gaozu Li Yuan, Tang Gaozong Li Zhi and Empress Wu Zetian, Emperor Li Keyong of the latter Tang Dynasty, and Liu Zhiyuan of the latter Han Dynasty all came here to rite Buddha. In the late Yuan Dynasty, the Mongshan Buddha was destroyed. In the census of place names in Taiyuan City in 1980, the Mongshan Buddha was rediscovered. When it was discovered, the Buddha's head was lost. The Buddha's body was buried in the earth and rocks, and the weathering was serious. Ancient books record that the height of Mengshan Buddha is 59 meters. According to actual measurement, the height from the bottom of the legs to the neck of Mengshan Buddha is about 30 meters. It is estimated proportionally that the height of the original Buddha's head is about 10 meters. In addition, the height of the pedestal repaired by later generations is 6 meters, and the original height of Mengshan Buddha is about 46 meters. Since 2007, Taiyuan has protected and developed the Mongshan Buddha, strengthened the Buddha's body, and built a new 12-meter-high Buddha's head according to the Buddha's head unearthed in Taiyuan. In October 2008, the Mongshan Buddha was opened to the public.
I went there alone in late December of 2015. I didn't plan to go. After visiting Jinci Park, I saw a picture of the Mongshan Buddha at lunch. I asked the local people to take the 804 bus back to Luocheng to change 58 bus to reach the scenic spot directly. The scenic spot is free. You can take the 12 yuan electric car for the scenic spot. I thought that was the price, so I went up and looked, and walked for a while. It took more than an hour to get to the terminal of the electric car. There are few scenic spots along the way. I regret it. Then look at the original Educated Youth Point Reserve and cave, and you can see the Buddha in half an hour on the mountain road (you can rent a car to reach the Buddha).
Mengshan Buddha is located in Mengshan Mountain, more than 20 kilometers southwest of Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province. The Mongshan Buddha was excavated in 551 A.D. with a height of more than 60 meters. The great Buddha was destroyed in the late Yuan Dynasty. The great Buddha was rediscovered in the 1980s, but there was no Buddha's head. A new Buddha's head was installed in 2007.
Near Tianlong Mountain in Taiyuan, free four-star scenic spot, parking fee for self-driving car is 10 yuan. The vegetation on the mountain is very good, the lush land is very clean, and there is no littering. In addition to the stream green plant did not find some flowers and fruits, I hope there will be improvements next time!