Nietang Buddha, 40 km southwest to Lhasa city, is the biggest stone statue engraved on a cliff in Tibet. Located at the north foot of Nietang Mountain, it is the first attraction to welcome visitors to Lhasa. Almost every passenger wants to get off the bus to get closer and take a photo.
The Buddha statue is one of Sakyamuni sitting under a bodhi tree to capture evils. The statue is 8 meters (about 26 feet) in width and 9.8 meters (around 32 feet) in height including the base. With its striking color, it can be seen clearly several miles away. While taking a closer look, you may feel mysterious, or even that you were in the world of Buddha.
Having gone through many ups and downs, Nietang Buddha still maintains his luster and enchantment and receives countless Buddhists and visitors with his mystical smile and majestic appearance.