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Nehru Zoological Park – a foretaste of Indian wildlife in their natural habitat

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Discover Karnataka’s Lakelands along the Captivating Kerala Backwaters

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Blue Reef Aquarium Newcastle- a world of wonders

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Positioned just a short drive away from the beautiful Whitley Bay, the impressive Blue Reef Aquarium is ideally located in the North East coastal city of Tynemouth. It is a great place to discover how life goes on under the ocean. The Blue Reef Aquarium is a modern aquarium showcasing marine life in a new and exciting way. It has been designed and …
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  No one would think that the decorative specs on the Indian Ocean would on close scrutiny turn out to be such resplendent islands full of tourist attractions. However, that is precisely what the Maldives is like. It has over twenty six tiny atolls or islands, which are governed separately but are a cohesive part of Maldives. Most of the festi…
Medical Tourism – Dental Care & Dentists in Bohput

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Leshan Giant Buddha – The Largest Carved Buddha Statue in the World

As the largest carved Buddha statue in the world today, the Leshan Giant Buddha looks every bit as imposing and awe inspiring as expected. This large Buddha statue depicting the Maithribuddha is 71 metres high and is carved out of a cliff and depicted in a seated posture with a serene expression facing Leshan city, as the river gushes past its feet. The exact location is at the confluence of the rivers Min, Qingyi and Dadu and is in the east part of Leshan city in China.
Its work was started by a monk named Haitong in 713 who believed that the venture would in some way be beneficial to those on sea voyages who were having trouble with the fierce waves below. Through several halts and pauses and sometime after his death, the project reached its completion and did indeed provide some relief to sailors as large pieces of rocks were thrown to the water which eventually broke the heavy waves and their fierceness.
This colossal structure of Buddha is very inspiring to a Buddhist who would be compelled to kneel down on his knees and worship. In more ways than one, the statue deserves admiration as its combines some amazing architectural elements, from its hidden gutters that drain the rain water keeping its inner space dry to the large cluster of buns embedded upon the head of the statue to depict coiled hair, etc. Needless to say that the area has been named as a UNSECO Heritage Site.  The mountain range where the Buddha statue lies is also alluring and it is believed that this mountain takes the form of a slumbering Buddha.

Whether it is a pilgrim or a business traveller who happen to visit this famous site, Chengdu apartments are a great place to reside during a short or long stay to this part of China. Somerset Riverview Chengdu offers modern and sophisticated serviced apartments complete with kitchen, home theatre as well as the availability of a gym and a swimming pool to make your stay a truly memorable one. With such an amazing residential option available, accommodation in Chengdu need not be a hassle or a worry for anyone planning a visit to view the famous Giant Leshan Buddha statue and its neighbouring attractions.

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