Leshan Giant Buddha will reopen to tourists on April 1 after the half-year facelift.
Leshan Giant Buddha will reopen to tourists on April 1 after a repair of six months. Standing 71 meters high, the statue was carved out of a hillside in the 8th century and looks down on the confluence of three rivers.
And it's time to take a trip to Leshan City, just about 160km from downtown Chengdu, which boasts the Giant Buddha and quite a number of places of interest. Here we recommend three must-visit sites in the neighboring areas of Leshan City:
Leshan Giant Buddha： https://www.gochengdu.cn/travel/attractions/buddhist-taoist/leshan-giant-buddha-a1096.html
The largest stone-carved Buddha statue in the world, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.
Mount Emei ：https://www.gochengdu.cntravel/attractions/buddhist-taoist/emei-shan-mt-emei--a1037.html
Mount Emei, together with the Giant Buddha, was inscribed as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1996 and is known for its picturesque scenery.
Steam Train Tour in Qianwei County ： https://www.gochengdu.cn/travel/tour-guid/Traveling-around-Chengdu-in-Winter/steam-train-riding-in-spring-a7130.html
When rapeseed flowers and paulownia blossoms are in full bloom, thousands of visitors come Qianwei County of Leshan City, about a two-hour-drive from Chengdu, to have a tour on the steam train and appreciate the scenery.