Address: Leshan Prefecture
Leshan, literally means happy mountain, is a prefecture-level city located in the middle of Sichuan Basin,and 120 km away south to Chengdu.
Leshan is listed as the National Historical and Cultural City. It’s one of the 4 places in China Buddhists must visit,due to its 2000 years old Buddhism Culture.
The world known Leshan Giant Buddha is by the west bank of the Dadu River, the 97 meters tall Buddha is considered as the Biggest sitting Buddha in the world. And was declared as the World Cultural and Natural Heritage by UNESCO in 1996.
25 km away east to Leshan City, lies the sacred Buddist Mountain Emei, which is also a World Cultural and Natural site by UNESCO. At the Golden Summit of the Emei with an altitude of 3099 meters, it’s amazing place to enjoy the sunrise from the clouds sea. The mountain is dotted with hunderds of Buddhism Monasteries all the way from the mountain base to the summit.
The food in Leshan is definitely something you should not miss, Tianpiya(sweet skin duck), Doufunao(sofe tofu drink), street barbecue,spicy hot pot can not be more delicious.