The Giant Buddha Temple is located in the southwest part of downtown of Zhangye city, which is well known as China's biggest indoor sculpture of Nirvana Buddha. The Temple was initially built in 1098. Historic Literature records that Wei Mie, a great master in Xixia State, unearthed a gold statue of sleeping Buddha covered by jade tile, and then built this temple there. The statue of Nirvana Buddha is 34.5 meters long with the shoulder of 7.5 meters wide, feet of 4 meters and ear of 2 meters long. Decorated with the golden and colored patterns, it is vivid in lifestyle, looking awake but sleeping in fact.