2 days Leshan Giant Buddha and Mount Emei tour
Mt.Emei lies in the southern area of Sichuan basin. It is one of the four sacred Buddhist Mountains in China. It is towering, beautiful, old and mysterious and is like a huge green screen standing in the southwest of the Chengdu Plain. Its main peak, the Golden Summit, is 3099 meters above the sea level, seemingly reaching the sky. Standing on the top of it, you can enjoy the snowy mountains in the west and the vast plain in the east. In addition in Golden Summit there are four spectacles: clouds sea, sunrise, Buddha rays and saint lamps.Leshan Grand Buddha is the biggest sitting Buddha in the world. It was begun to built in 713AD in Tang Dynasty, took more than 90 years to finish this huge statue. And it sits at Lingyue Mountain, at the Giant Buddha Cliff, you will find out a lot of stunning small buddha caves, you will be astonished by this human project. Leshan Grand Buddha and Mt.Emei both were enlisted in the world natural and cultural heritage by the UNESCO in 1996.
Morning around 08:00 to be met and transferred to Emeishan. On the way enjoy the beautiful countryside landscape of western Chengdu Plains. Upon arrival at Emeishan, you will be arranged to visit Baoguo Temple. After that, take the local sightseeing bus to Leidongping (Lunch will be arranged at Leidongping), afterward walk about 15 minutes to Jieyin Hall, here you will take the cable car to Golden summit (r you can choose to hike up - around 2 hours). Visit the Huazang temple, Golden summit Buddha Statue. If you are lucky enough, you may see the clouds sea and Buddhist Halo in the late afternoon. Overnight at Emeishan Golden Summit.
Early Morning enjoy the sunrise at Golden Summit, in a clear day you will also see the Gongga Mountains in the distance, which is the highest peak in Sichuan. Afterwards take the cable car and sightseeing bus down to Baoguo Si bus park, our driver will meet you there and drive to Leshan. In Leshan visit the biggest sitting Buddha sculpture in the Lingyun Temple. The grand Buddha was completed in 803 of Tang Dynasty after 90 year's construction and enjoys the fame of the biggest sitting stone sculpture in the world with a 71-meter height. Carved on the cliff face, the sculpture is well designed with perfect balance and effective water drainage system. You can choose to climb up the hill to visit the Buddha and the temples behind or take a boat tour for a whole view of the Buddha. Late afternoon transfer back to Chengdu, end your tour once you arrive at your hotel in Chengdu.