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Not far from the city of Chengdu sits the tallest pre-modern statue and largest stone Buddha statue in the world. From your hotel, your guide will first bring you to downtown Leshan to have a taste of the city's popular dishes and other Sichuan delicacies. After a hearty lunch, you'll be ready to see the ancient wonder that is the Leshan Giant Buddha! This colossal statue of Maitreya (bodhisattva or a Buddha yet to come) standing at 71 meters was carved into the side of Mount Lingyun over 1,300 years ago. The site attracts hundreds of people every day, including Buddhist pilgrims who consider this a sacred destination. The charm of the Leshan Giant Buddha lies not only in its size but also in its architectural artistry. There are 1,021 buns in its coiled hair, which have been skillfully embedded in the head. It also has an ingenious drainage system made up of hidden gutters and channels across its head, behind the ears, and down to its arms and legs to displace rainwater and keep the insides dry and ensure the preservation of the statue.
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This day tour that departs from Chengdu takes you all the way to the famed Giant Buddha of Leshan. It sits at the meeting point of three rivers: Min, Qingyi, and Dadu. Here, with the company of the bilingual guide, you may be able to get close to the Giant Buddha and learn about why this statue had been created and the significance it plays in the part of the locals’ lives. Afterward, you get to visit one of the towns nearby. One of the biggest industries in the area is farming tea. Here, in this mountainous area, it’s most efficient to grow tea plants in terraces, which you’ll see as you visit one of the fields. This day tour is a great way to immerse yourself in local culture outside of the city.
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This day tour takes you up the sacred mountain Mount Emei, which is one of the biggest destinations for cultural and religious enlightenment in the area outside of Chengdu. Upon arrival at the mountain, you’ll be able to take some lunch before you proceed to explore some of its famous sites. Wannian Temple has a scenic area that you’ll be able to explore. Walk through the paths and grounds and breathe in the serenity that the area possesses. From the bright open grounds, you will go underground when you visit the Bailong Cave Temple. Amidst all the stalactites and the crevices, the temple sits under a low rock ceiling as its figures of Buddha sit resolutely in the dim glow. This trip is then followed by a trip to Qinying Pavilion, which is nestled deep in the woods. It stands elevated above a bubbling stream, with a stone bridge nearby, and has the appearance of that picture-perfect fantasy setting. Make sure you get lovely photos here before you descend the mountain and head back to Chengdu.
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The first Buddhist temple in China was built on the summit of Mount Emei in the 1st century AD, making it an area of exceptional spiritual and cultural importance. There are now over 30 temples, all done in the local traditional style and most are built on hillsides, taking advantage of the terrain. Standing at 10,226 feet tall, Mount Emei was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1996 and has become one of Sichuan Province’s must-see sites. Your friendly, English-speaking guide will make sure you reach the Mount Emei Scenic Area and get back to Chengdu with ease and comfort. The mountain is best to visit during the summer as bitter cold and heavy snowfall can render the summit inaccessible. Another good time to visit is in early autumn, so you can use the myriad stone carvings along the trails and stave off the cool mists by hunkering down with a warm cup of green tea at one of the temple tea houses.
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If you need to break from the hustle and bustle of Chengdu’s cityscape, then you might want to know that there’s a nearby mountain that you can explore. Book through Klook and go on a two-day tour to discover the wonders of Mount Emei and Leshan! You’ll begin by riding a bus to a hostel near the mountain and check-in. Once you’re done with that, you’ll begin your exploration of this incredible natural gem. You’ll then proceed to an area near the Wannian Temple, where you can decide if you want to hike or ride the cable wagon to reach the temple. Once you’re there, you can explore the temple’s hallowed halls and offer prayers for good fortune as you move along. You’ll also visit the Bailong Cave Temple, which is one of the many ancient Buddhist shrines on the mountain. After that, you’ll proceed to the Qingyin Pavilion, which sits above a river flowing down the mountain. There you can bask in the serene atmosphere generated by the rustling of colorful leaves and the soothing sounds of the river’s rippling waters. Once you’re done romping around the pavilion, you’ll be brought back to your hostel where you can mellow out until you fall asleep. On the next day, you’ll travel to Leshan, a city sitting in between the Dadu and Min Rivers. This bustling urban jungle is called the City of Gastronomy because there’s a lot of delicious meals and delicacies to try there. Some of them can only be found in the city and nowhere else. It’s also the home of the Leshan Giant Buddha, a looming 71-foot tall statue sitting in between two cliff faces. Make sure to bring a camera so you can take pictures of it. During this awesome two-day tour, you’ll be accompanied by a bilingual tour guide who can communicate in English and Chinese. He will share riveting stories and incisive trivia about the mountain and the city of Leshan as you move along. This is definitely a must-book tour for any tourist looking to see what lies beyond Chengdu.
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What people are saying about Statues in Chengdu

Manuela Published 769 days ago
This tour was absolutely stunning. Not so sure about the Giant Buddha as very touristy, but I guess it is a must see for all tourists. The following tour through the old town and market was great and felt extremely local and not made up for tourists. Exactly what I was looking for. Also the visit to the tea plantage and farming house was excellent. I highly reccommend this tour for an authentic insight, but make sure to wear long trousers (!) - my legs are full of mosquito bites (probably from the tea farm). The guide was extremely care-taking and I also got a very safe drive from / back to Chengdu.
Sue Huey Published 681 days ago
This tour is incredible for someone who is looking to experience the local life! Our tour guide Patrick is really knowledgeable. He explained about Le Shan Buddha in detailed and brought us around the local market, sharing the stories behind the local families, daily life and the history of the town with passion. This tour includes a boat trip that allows you to see the entire Le Shan Buddha (but not hiking around it as it would take 3 hours), a tour around the Suji ancient town, tea plantation and tea market. A really worthwhile experience!
Wendy Published 769 days ago
It has been a very good exposure and experience to take local public transport from Metro train to express train and hopped on to the bus from Train station to Leshan. As there were many many visitors hence Tour guide Amy suggested us to change the route to take river boat tour to have a better view instead ; which ended as a better option for us .! Overall this has been a great trip for us !
Susan Published 771 days ago
This tour was great!! We really weren’t sure what to expect from the description but it turned out great!! Lucy was very fun, open to sharing her culture and answering our questions. The boat ride was fine, but getting to tour the old city and experience the market and food was really cool. The tea plantation was a neat to experience too.

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