Path to Buddhism This footpath starts from the Great Buddha archway on Guashan Road, passes by Jiulong Pond and ends at the Great Buddha statue. Along the path decorated with flowers and plants on both sides, there are thirty-two Guanyin stone statues contributed by followers, known as the Representations of All Living Creatures. As you make your way up the stairs, you will feel as if all your worldly worries have disappeared before entering the religious visit area with the Great Buddha statue as the backdrop.Jiulong Pond (Nine Dragon Pond) Situated underneath the Buddha statue, there is a fountain adorned with relief sculptures of nine dragons. The pond has been transformed into a water show venue with lights shimmering and water dancing during the show at night. Surrounding the pond is a 270-degree ring-shaped scenic path called the literature scenic corridor. It offers an expansive view where you can overlook Changhua City and look up at the Great Buddha Statue. The Great Buddha Statue It was entirely made of reinforced concrete. Sitting cross legged on a lotus seat, the 22-meter-tall statue has a solemn appearance. The shoulders are around 4 meters wide, while the chest circumference is around 13 meters. The two stone lions in the front guard the two sides of the statue. They are solemn and rustic, yet friendly-looking. The Great Buddha Temple is situated behind the statue. The patron saint of the first floor, Dachen Hall, is Confucius; the second floor, Enzhu Hall, serves the Five Enzhugongs; the third floor is the Great Buddha Hall, dedicated to the Sanbao Fo (Sakyua-muni, Bhai ajyaguru and Amita-buddha). Throngs of worshippers visit the Temple all year round. Behind the Temple is an exquisite garden landscape and 9-storey twin Bagua pagodas. You can climb up the pagoda for a pleasant view of the surroundings.