Facts and Data
Unesco World heritage since: 1996
Size of heritage: 15,400 ha
The first Buddhist temple in China was built here in Sichuan Province in the 1st century A.D. in the beautiful surroundings of the summit Mount Emei. The addition of other temples turned the site into one of Buddhism's holiest sites. Over the centuries, the cultural treasures grew in number. The most remarkable is the Giant Buddha of Leshan, carved out of a hillside in the 8th century and looking down on the confluence of three rivers. At 71 m high, it is the largest Buddha in the world. Mount Emei is also notable for its exceptionally diverse vegetation, ranging from subtropical to subalpine pine forests. Some of the trees there are more than 1,000 years old.
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Hotels and places to stay
Jin Hai Tang Hotel - Leshan
Leshan Jinye Chanyi Holiday Hotel
Xingfa Hotel - Leshan
Jinye Express Hotel
Honglilai Hotel - Leshan
Leshan Kaibin Hotel
Leshan Haoyue Express Hotel
Dongfeng Hotel - Leshan
Jinye Express Hotel - Leshan
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Small airport - 70 mi (112 km) Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport
Large airport - 72 mi (117 km) Luzhou Airport
Small airport - 109 mi (176 km) Mianyang Airport
Medium airport - 142 mi (230 km) Xichang Qingshan Airport
Medium airport - 144 mi (232 km) Zhaotong Airport
Small airport - 153 mi (247 km) Nanchong Airport
Small airport - 167 mi (269 km) Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport
Large airport - 173 mi (279 km) Longdongbao Airport
Large airport - 278 mi (448 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.