Chengdu, Leshan & Emeishan
Located in Sichuan province of Western China, Mount Emei, at 3,099 meters (10,167 ft), is the highest of the Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains of China. The mountain is renowned for its sweeping cliffs, high reaching peaks, gurgling springs, towering ancient trees and sweet scented flowers and it was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. Chinese people have given Mount Emei many names in order to describe its beauty including “Fairy Mountain and Buddhist Kingdom”, “Botanical Kingdom”, “Paradise of Animals” and “Geological Museum”.
Leshan Giant Buddha:
Leshan Giant Buddha is a huge statue which is carved into the side of Mount Lingyun. The Giant Buddha is about 71 meters high and 24 meters wide. The head is 14.7 meters long and 10 meters wide with total 1021 buns of hair on it, and his toenail can accommodate a seated person. Each eyebrow is 18 feet long. The instep, which is 8.5 meters wide, can accommodate 100 people. The toe is large enough to accommodate a dinner table. Taller by 17 meters than the standing Buddha in Afghanistan, the Leshan Giant Buddha is the tallest and largest Buddha in the world. A local saying says, “The Mountain is a Buddha, the Buddha is a Mountain”.
Day01: Arr Chengdu
You’ll be greeted on arrival at the modern Chengdu International Airport for your private transfer to Chengdu, if you have a morning arrival, we have arranged early check-in for you – relax and refresh.
Day02: Chengdu bus Leshan bus Emeishan (BLD,2H)
In the morning, we will tour to visit the Panda Breeding Research Base, visit the baby and adult panda areas and visit the red panda section to see the adorable animals. See the rare and beautiful Pandas lounging and nibbling on bamboo shouts. The enchanting and adorable Red Pandas are just as amazing to see!
After lunch, transfer to Leshan to visit the world heritage of Leshan Giant Buddha, the duration on the car will last about 1.5-2 hours, you will take the river cruise for about 1 hour at the Leshan Giant Buddha, if you are on the mountain, you can only see the face or feet of the Giant Buddha, but on ariver cruise, the Giant Buddha will be a touchable complete picture for you, so enjoy it.
Day03: Emeishan (BLD )
Today you will have a full day tour to see the Emeishan, which is full of the ancient culture, myth and stories. You will take sightseeing bus and canbe car to visit the famous golden top of Mt Emei, the mountain is towering, beautiful, old and mysterious. Seeing its winding and beautiful figure, you will find that it resembles an eyebrow of a girl. It is the highest one among all the famous sight-seeing mountains in China. Its main peak, the Golden Summit, is 3079.3 meters (10,103 feet) 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.
Day04: Emeishan bus Chengdu (BLD, 2H)
Proceed back to Chengdu, visit Huanglongxi ancient town,an old town with deep tradition on construction style of West Sichuan. A river running across from the town of Huanglongxi, It is a popular scenic spot in recent years. The Qing Dynasty style buildings here are well preserved and attract so many film makers to shoot exterior views, it has become well known for old temples in Huanglongxi, Zhenjiang Temple, Chaoyin Temple and Gulong Temple. Typical streets and government court yard from ancient Sichuan are very attractive.On the ninth day of the sixth and ninth lunar month, temple fairs recreate the lively scenes of olden days.
Day05: Chengdu City Tour, DEP (BLD)
After several day’s travel, the thought of breakfast in bed may appeal, or if you want to immerse yourself in the local vibe, join Tai Chi in the park or relax in a local teahouse that has served the same brew for generations.
We will pick you up by noon to have lunch.Visit Wuhou Temple and Jinli ancient street–elegant style of the architectures tells you what Sichuan looks like during the Qing Dynasty. See off in the airport after dinner, end our service.
Hotel for reference:
Chengdu: Holiday Inn Express Jinniu, 4star or similar
Emeishan: Huasheng Hotel, local 4star or similar
- Hotel: 4N hotel as list above, based on twin share;
- Transport: Private transportation through the whole journey, ranging from 4WD land
cruiser to bus depending on the group size and trip route; car gasoline, road toll and intransport
refreshments are included;
- Meals: Full board meal, mentioned as the itinerary. (BLD- Breakfast, Lunch, dinner)
- Guide: Private experienced English-speaking trip leader;
- Tickets: Entrance ticket fees for all the sight spots listed in the itinerary;
- Insurance: A coverage of 300,000RMB Chartis travel insurance;
- Others: First aid kit, free bottle of mineral water
- No shopping tour.
- Tips and gratuities for the trip leader and driver;
- The expense of a personal nature like alcoholic beverages, laundry, phone call, etc;
- Optional activities and excursions not specified in the itinerary