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Leshan and the Giant Buddha

Leshan is a city located about two hours drive from Chengdu in Sichuan Province China. The star attraction of the city is the amazing Giant Buddha that’s been carved out from the rock face siding the river. It’s actually where three rivers meet being the Minjiang, Dadu and Qingyi rivers.

It was listed as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1996 and the Giant Buddha, in sitting position, measures in at 71 meters tall and 28 meters wide.

This was part of the tour that went from Chengdu to Leshan and onto Mt Emei. I felt a little sad that having to play follow the leader, I didn’t spend anytime exploring the city. Something for next time!

More resources for planning a trip to Leshan
Leshan at wikitravel.org – features transport guides and travel tips.
Leshan City at 51766.com – follow the links on the left of the page for info on transport, buses, weather and more.

Leshan Map with nearby hotels
Leshan is about 20km from Emei and about 180km from Chengdu.

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