Last weekend the team went to visit Leshan and Mt. Ermei. The Leshan Giant Buddha measures 71 meters (or 233 feet tall). It is nestled between mountains and against a place where three rivers meet. A Chinese monk named Haitong started the construction during the Tang Dynasty (618 and 907 AD). Some say that Haitong used his knowledge of the natural elements to yield the force of the three rivers to carve the stone in the form the sitting buddha.