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Leshan Travel Guide

Leshan Overview

Situated in the southwest of Sichuan Province, setting beside the wide convergence of the Qingyi, Min and Dadu rivers, 180km from Chengdu and 50 km from Emei Shan, Leshan is a pretty little city with the population of 7000 and the history of 1300-year-old. Leshan has taken off as a popular tourist destination thanks to its main claim to fame ¨the towering Grand Buddha. The city has managed to retain a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and a wonder through its markets.

Leshan is well-known by its beautiful nature landscape and historic relic of Emei Mountain and Leshan Giant Buddha. Leshan Giant Buddha, also named in Lingyuan Buddha, is a figure of Maitreya Buddha in sitting posture. The status is carved in Kaiyuan period of Tang Dynasty (in 713 A.D.) originally. Last for 90 years working, Leshan Giant Buddha was finally finished in Zhenguan period in 803 A.D. Since 1962, the status was repaired by Chinese government firstly and continually inspected and repaired in 1990s to avoid the erosion of wind and rain. Leshan Giant Buddha has recorded into the world natural and cultural heritage list.
Leshan Giant Buddha is the biggest Buddha cliff carving in China. The status is in71 meters height, with 24 meters width should, 9 meters width instep and 8.3 meters long fingers. Location on junction of three rivers, Leshan Giant Buddha sitting on the river side solemn and imperturbably, largely protect locals from the full brunt of the floods.   
Leshan Giant Buddha is a status of Maitreya, which were fanatic believed by Buddhists win Tang Dynasty. Buddhists believed that Maitreya is the next Buddha. He will bring people the bright and happy. In the Wuzhou period of Tang Dynasty(690-705), the great Empress Wu Zetian strongly advocated build of Maitreya. Later, Leshan Giant Buddha was initiated and finally completed after 90 years hard works.
 
Most of visitors to the Great Buddha of Leshan set out from Chengdu in the morning, returning in the afternoon. Travelers to the nearby sacred mountain of Emeishan often stop at Leshan on their way to or from Chengdu.
Spring and late Autumn is the best season of tour.
Situated in the southwest of Sichuan Province, setting beside the wide convergence of the Qingyi, Min and Dadu rivers, 180km from Chengdu and 50 km from Emei Shan, Leshan is a pretty little city with the population of 7000 and the history of 1300-year-old. Leshan has taken off as a popular tourist destination thanks to its main claim to fame ¨the towering Grand Buddha. The city has managed to retain a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and a wonder through its markets.

Leshan is well-known by its beautiful nature landscape and historic relic of Emei Mountain and Leshan Giant Buddha. The statue is originate  
Leshan Giant Buddha, also named in Lingyuan Buddha, is a figure of Maitreya Buddha in sitting posture. The status is carved in Kaiyuan period of Tang Dynasty (in 713 A.D.) originally. Last for 90 years working, Leshan Giant Buddha was finally finished in Zhenguan period in 803 A.D. Since 1962, the status was repaired by Chinese government firstly and continually inspected and repaired in 1990s to avoid the erosion of wind and rain. Leshan Giant Buddha has recorded into the world natural and cultural heritage list.
Leshan Giant Buddha is the biggest Buddha cliff carving in China. The status is in71 meters height, with 24 meters width should, 9 meters width instep and 8.3 meters long fingers. Location on junction of three rivers, Leshan Giant Buddha sitting on the river side solemn and imperturbably, largely protect locals from the full brunt of the floods.   
Leshan Giant Buddha is a status of Maitreya, which were fanatic believed by Buddhists win Tang Dynasty. Buddhists believed that Maitreya is the next Buddha. He will bring people the bright and happy. In the Wuzhou period of Tang Dynasty(690-705), the great Empress Wu Zetian strongly advocated build of Maitreya. Later, Leshan Giant Buddha was initiated and finally completed after 90 years hard works.
 
Most of visitors to the Great Buddha of Leshan set out from Chengdu in the morning, returning in the afternoon. Travelers to the nearby sacred mountain of Emeishan often stop at Leshan on their way to or from Chengdu.
Spring and late Autumn is the best season of tour.

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