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About Leshan

True to its name, Leshan is a “city of mountains and rivers.” The landscape here is magnificent, with many historic sites, and it is one of Sichuan's great tourist destinations. Mount Emei, in the area of Leshan, is one of the four great Buddhist mountains in China. Deep in the mountains there are many temples, suffusing the area with a serene Buddhist atmosphere. From here you can also gaze out at the sunrise and the sea of clouds. The Big Buddha Temple at Leshan is also a scenic spot you absolutely must visit. Designed as a statue of a seated Maitreya Buddha, it is a fine work of cliff-carving from the Tang Dynasty. Additionally, you can take a ride on the “living fossil of the Industrial Revolution”, as the Jiayang steam train is known. Chugging cheerfully along in the mountain wilderness, it showcases the elegance of trains made in the local area.

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Leshan Giant Buddha
4.5/5
9,800 Reviews
Historical Site
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site    
The Leshan Giant Buddha is located on a rock wall of the Lingyun Mountain at the junction of Leshan's Min River, Qingyi River, and Dadu River in Sichuan. It is a sacred place for Buddhist and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Leshan Giant Buddha depicts a seated image of Maitreya and it is an exquisite piece of cliff-carving work from the Tang Dynasty. The colossal statue is about 70 metres high and over 1,300-years-old, making it the largest stone Buddha in the world, and by far the tallest pre-modern statue. It took an astonishing three generations of craftmen and 90 years to complete. When viewing the tall and majestic Giant Buddha, one cannot help but marvel at the wisdom of the ancients. In the absence of modern large-scale tools, they were still able to leave such a legacy.
Oriental Buddha Capital
4.1/5
179 Reviews
Statue/Sculpture
Situated between the peaks of the scenic area of Leshan Giant Buddha, Oriental Buddha is an antique stone Buddha theme park. The site was built in May 1994, integrating religious art, carving art, and garden art. It uses natural mountain extensions to form spectacular Buddhist scroll promenades. It uses clifftop sculptures, reliefs and other forms of expression. If the material is carved in stone or bronze, it fully embodies the styles of Chinese Buddhism and Southeast Asian Buddhist art. It is magnificent and uniquely spectacular.
Jiuqu Plank Road
4.5/5
142 Reviews
On the stone wall, on the right side of the giant Buddha, there is a steep plank road spiraling from top to bottom on the giant Buddha. This is the famous Nine Bends Plank Road, which was excavated at the same time as the Buddha statue. Jiuqu Plank Road contains a folded sutra diagram, which is exquisitely carved with beautiful lines. What is more, it is engraved into the tower pavilion. It's of value in the study of Tang Dynasty architecture and stone engraving artistry.
Night Tour Sanjiang (Baxian Cave)
4.4/5
93 Reviews
Boat Tour
On a night tour of Sanjiang (Baixiandong Pier), take a boat trip to Sanjiang and admire the ancient city and painting-like landscapes. You can enjoy the sights of Minjiang Bridge in Yibin City, Sichuan Province, and the Jiazhou Changjuan Tianxi Project next to the MIn River, as well as the magnificent Buddha Watching Tower built on the old site of the Haichun Gate. There are two monuments on both sides of the building door. They describe the discovery of the sleeping Buddha and the reconstruction of the building.

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Mount Emei Ticket
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Leshan Giant Buddha 1 Day Tour
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