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Leshan

 

Leshan is a prefecture-level city located in the center of Sichuan province, south east of Chengdu City (about 120 km). Leshan City was divided into the Leshan and Meishan City in September 1997. As a result, its population became 3.5 million and the land area about 12,000 square kilometers.

Leshan has prospered as an important center of land and water traffic. There is Chengdu-Kunming Railway Line running through Leshan City. The water route is very convenient for traveling as well because it is connected to Chengdu City, Chong Qing City by three major rivers (the Qhing yijiang, Mingjiang River and Dadu river which merge here). Moreover, the highway network ensures convenient ways of getting to Leshan and reaching each of the scenic spots within Leshan and its environs. Whether tourists travel by road, sea or train, they will have a pleasant journey.

The climate is relatively mild and warm, and the land is fertile. Mainly, rice, tea, and mandarin oranges are grown here. Most citizens are engaged in agriculture, but light industry is progressing remarkably these days.

Geographically, the lay of the land around the city rises and falls, having good natural surroundings and scenic beauty.Various kinds of animals and plants can be found around here, so the district could be called a natural museum. Many tourists visit throughout the year.

In 1996, the Mount Emei Scenic Area, including the Leshan Giant Buddha, the largest stone-carved buddha in the world, was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Mount Emei is located in the city of Emei Shan which is governed by Leshan.

Buddha on Leshan MountainsAncestral home of the Chinese writer, academic and politician Guo Moruo is preserved in the Shawan District of Leshan.

Leshan Tourist Attractions

    Mt. Emeishan

    Mt.Emei is one of the most attractive tourist attractions. It is said that Mt...
    Leshan Giant Buddha

    Leshan Giant Buddha, the largest stone sculpture of Buddha in the world, sits...
 

Tour Packages

Tour Code Tour Title Duration
(days)
Price
(USD)
RC-SC004
8-Day Yibin - Chengdu - Leshan
8 On call
RC-SC001
The Selections of Sichuan Tour
7 On call

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