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Leshan
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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Emei Mountain
4.5/5
22,015 Reviews
Mountain
UNESCO World Heritage-Natural Site
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site
FlyingsnailEmei shan is a very beautiful place. I climbed the whole mountain over 2 days. It’s amazing walking through all the different zones on the mountain. At the bottom it feels almost tropical, then you walk up through the clouds until you hit the icy area then walk out above the clouds near the summit!! I spent 2 nights on the mountain but you only need 1 if you can hike at a reasonable speed. The first day I hiked from Baoguosi to Leidongping. It took about 11h including a half hour stop for lunch at Xianfengsi and a few short breaks for water. Although the accommodation at Leidongping is nicer, I regretted not stopping at Xixiangchi as those last 7.5km were very painful! From Leidongping it’s about a two hour walk or a cable car trip to the summit. I only stayed the second night in Leidongping because I had already booked and paid for the Hotel. I went in winter, but it was the first weekend of the spring festival rush so I unnecessarily booked the hotel. The first night in Leidongping I walked into to a different guesthouse and was offered a similar room for half the price of my online booking. In winter the first bus down the mountain leaves at 9am.
Leshan Giant Buddha
4.5/5
12,565 Reviews
Historical Site
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site
MaxSAmazing! Sometimes I really admiring what human hands can create! There is not enough words in any language to describe it. I was surprised. Do not miss the chance to see the miracle of the world! I recommend both to take boat trip and to climb. About climbing, yes, there are many people, but just ignore them and enjoy the ancient masters creation!
Golden Peak Temple
4.6/5
2,074 Reviews
Observation Deck
_GG***23Golden Summit was amazing! The temple had a lot of dedicated pilgrims which gave a very holy, spiritual atmosphere to this sacred mountain. I also saw beautiful sea of clouds, buddha's ray and snow mountain and the beautiful sunrise and sunset! This is the best place in Emeishan! One of the highlights to my Sichuan trip!
Lingxiu Hot Springs
4.6/5
1,368 Reviews
Hot Spring
E27***14We had a good sleep and hot spring was great with many choices. It was clean as there were not many people.
Hongzhushan Forest Hot Spring
4.4/5
740 Reviews
Hot Spring
M10***89In the second half of the year, I have to go to Mount Emei to soak in the hot springs. Usually, Hongzhu Mountain and Lingxiu will be exchanged. It's okay! Well-formed, old-fashioned, nothing has changed for so many years, I heard from the waiter that it is going to be reinstalled, looking forward to it
Jinding Cableway
4.6/5
573 Reviews
Cable Car
皇子威猛High performance-price ratio, fun and fun, overall awesome, nice scenery, very satisfying experience trip! perfect! The tour guide is very enthusiastic and the explanation is very good. Every attraction is explained in detail, which is great! Thank you

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There are obviously numerous places in the world where you can see a Buddha statue, most probably inside a Buddha temple. Temples in Buddhism are said to be representations of pure land and pure environment and are designed to inspire peace both inwards and outwards. It is understandable that the architecture of these temples varies from region to region due to cultural intermixing and other impacts. A Buddhist temple is not just the main building however; rather it is the complete surrounding environment around it. The design of the temple is to symbolize the five elements of nature; fire, water, air, earth, and the fifth one being wisdom. The following guide will help you know about 10 amazing places around the world where you can see a magnificent Buddha statue.
10 Amazing Places to See Buddha around The World
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Weather Forecast and Travel Tips for Leshan
Dec 5, 2020 Leshan Weather:Overcast, Northeasterly Wind:0-10 kph, Humidity:100%, Sunrise/Sunset:07:46/18:06
Leshan Travel:Suitable, Umbrella:Not Required, UV Strength:Very Low

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Here are the best places to visit in Leshan, including: Emei Mountain,Leshan Giant Buddha,Golden Peak Temple
The train is nearly 20 miles a day, the fastest one hour.
In the passenger station of Emeishan city, there is a bus to Leshan, usually to Leshan Xiaoba Bus Station.
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