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Things to Do in Leshan and Mount Emei

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Leshan, called Jiazhou in ancient time, is located in the southwest of Sichuan Basin, central Sichuan Province and south of Chengdu City with about 2 hours’ driving distance. Sitting in the confluence of Ming River, Qingyi River and Dadu River, Leshan is a historical and cultural city in China and a very popular side trip destination nearby Chengdu with three World Heritages and lots of national spots, "A City of Landscape" indeed. Historical sites are perfectly blended into the beautiful scenery. Chosen as the “Most Desirable Attraction in China”, Mount Emei and Leshan Giant Buddha have drawn numerous tourists with its unique glamour and cultural ambient. Besides the two World Heritage Sites, there are other highlights in Leshan, like Dongfeng Irrigation Tank Truck, Luocheng Ancient Town, Jiayang Steam Train, Black Bamboo Valley, Jiajiang Thousand-Buddha Cliff, etc. Various kinds of delicious food and local snacks are another must-try highlights for a Leshan tour.

Leshan is a good destination for a Chengdu extension tour. The most famous attraction is the Leshan Giant Buddha, which is the largest and tallest stone Buddha statue in the world. Read on to find out how to plan a trip from Chengdu to Leshan.

Top Attractions in Leshan Emei

  • Jiayang Steam Train

    Type: Historical sites
    Recommended Length of Visit: 2-3 hours
    Jiayang Steam Train Facts The Jiayang Steam Train in Qianwei County, Leshan, is currently the only narrow-gauge coal-fired steam train running in the world, which is praised as A Living Fossil of the 18th Century Industrial Revolution . Passing t...

  • Mount Emei

    Type: Historical sites
    Recommended Length of Visit: 2-3 hours
    Mount Emei Facts As one of the World Heritage Sites for both cultural and natural heritages, Mount Emei is an enchanted combination of lush forest and monasteries, stunning scenery and profound culture. Its one of the Four Great Buddhist Mountain...

  • Leshan Giant Buddha

    Type: Historical sites
    Recommended Length of Visit: 2-3 hours
    Leshan Giant Buddha Facts Sitting on the confluence of three rivers in Leshan, the 71-meter-high Leshan Giant Buddha is the largest Maitreya Buddha statue carved out of a cliff in the world. Ancient wisdom and regilious faith of Buddhism created ...

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