A Temple still in the crowd of tourist that can offer calm and peace. For not Chinese speaking there is a local manager of the accommodation facilities by the temple (ask of Patrick). Clean rooms, common baths with monks, unfortunately no air conditioning, only fans. For eating better profit of Patrick's wife outside the temple.
The temple was built around the beginning of the 12th century, during the Western Xia (1038–1227) period. Zhangye (then called "Ganzhou”) was the capital city of the Hugu. In 1028, the Tibeto-Burman speaking Tangut people took over Ganzhou, and a few years later the Western Xia controlled the Hexi Corridor.
The Leshan Grand Buddha is a UNESCO Wold Heritage Site and is the largest stone Buddha in the world. Usually done as a day trip, it is located about a 2 hour drive outside Chengdu. The Leshan Grand Buddha faces Mount Emei and was built at the confluence of two large rivers to protect those navigating the river from disasters.
Former Residence of Guo Moruo Eighteen Qianhai Xijie Street, a deep courtyard located near Beijing's Shicha Lake, is the former residence of Guo Moruo, an outstanding Chinese writer, poet, dramatist, historian, archaeologist and paleographer. The writer was born into a landlord's family in Leshan County, Sichuan Province, in 1892, as Guo Kaizhen.
Other top destinations in Leshan include the Heizhugou National Forest Park scenic area and Jinkou Grand Canyon, one of China's most beautiful gorges. A railway where old steam trains still run also draws attention from travelers. The city is the permanent venue for hosting the Sichuan International Travel Expo.
Mount Emei: Where Earth Meets Heaven No matter how many visits one pays to Mount Emei, the inspiration for painters, poets and holy men over the centuries, the thrill of returning never palls. The first time, 20 years ago, I had only a few afternoon hours to take in the splendor of this peak in southern Sichuan Province.
Mount Emei and the Leshan Giant Buddha Mount Emei rises in the southwestern part of the Chengdu Plain in Emeishan City, with its highest peak being 3,099 meters above sea level. The craggy southern part of the mountain is crisscrossed by ravines and covered with a dense growth of plants, while the northern part features sheer precipices, and waterfalls cascading down the slope.
Home China Guide Leshan Attractions Mount Emei Mount E’mei Mt. Emei in Sichuan Province in Southwest China is one of the most well-known summer destinations in China thanks to its pleasant weather, congenial atmosphere, the inspiring natural scenery and the influence of the Buddhist culture. The mountain is characterized by lofty ancient trees, impressive waterfalls, pristine brooks and numerous Buddhist temples.
Wannian Temple, meaning a temple of thousands of year, is located in Sichuan and is considered one of the major temples on Mt. Emei. Built in the Jin Dynasty and originally called Puxian Temple, it unfortunately suffered at the hands of a great fire in 1946, causing the beautifully crafted wooden temples to be burnt down and only the brick palace built with Ming Dynasty aged bricks left.
Location of Leshan on a map. Leshan is a city found in Sichuan, China. It is located 29.56 latitude and 103.76 longitude and it is situated at elevation 375 meters above sea level. Leshan has a population of 154,477 making it the 10th biggest city in Sichuan. It operates on the CDT time zone, which ...