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So after the pandas we took a bus on to Leshan, which is most famous for having a great big Buddha carved into a cliff face, Mt Rushmore style. Quite who thought that was a good idea I don't know, but it seems like a lot of hard work for something that actually looks more comic than anything...

permalink written by  phileasdogg on November 2, 2008 from Leshan, China
from the travel blog: Planes, Trains & Taxiwallahs



Big Buddah!

Immediately after arriving in Chengdu we jumped into a minivan a drove south to Leshan to see the biggest seated Buddha in the world. Somewhat stupidly we went on May the first, a national holiday, to one of the most important and popular tourist destinations in China. Thought we'd got away...

permalink written by  Dan on May 1, 2008 from Leshan, China
from the travel blog: Been there, Dan that!



The Giant Buddha

I was able to leave my actual backpack in Chengdu as I explored the surrounding areas over the next couple of days. I just took everything I needed in my smaller daypack. First stop was Leshan, a small city just 2 hours south of Chengdu by bus. I walked from the bus to the port, from where a...

permalink written by  olliejohnson on August 21, 2006 from Leshan, China
from the travel blog: A man from Cockshutt.



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