The Nietang Buddha, or Great Bodhisattva, Located at the north foot of Nietang Mountain. 40 km (24.85 miles) southwest of Lhasa, is the biggest and splendid stone statue engraved on a cliff in Tibet.
The Buddha statue is one of Sakyamuni sitting under a bodhi tree to humanize evils. The statue is 8 meters (about 26 feet) wide and 9.8 meters (around 32 feet) high including the base, 1.3 meters (4.27 feet). Its color is so conspicuous and striking that it can be seen clearly several miles away. When you walk close and stare at the statue, you may feel be surrounded by mysterious atmosphere even you were in the world of Buddha.
Authoritarians highly evaluate the statue, stating that it shows a perfect combination of the stone's quality and the engraving skill by combining moderate proportions and using bold and unconstrained lines, so that the statue looks vivid and lifelike. Every year, the Baddha's mystical mystical smile and majestic appearance attracts numerous tourist.