Private 2-Day Leshan Giant Buddha and Mt. Emei Tour from Guilin

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Spend two days visiting two different UNESCO World Heritage sites! Your private guide will lead you on an exploration to the Leshan Grand Buddha, the largest stone Buddha sculpture in the world, standing at an impressive 233 feet (71 m)! Soar to great heights on a cable car ride up Emei Shan (Mt Emei) and explore remarkable Buddhist temples and sculptures. Spend the night at an ancient Buddhist monastery built during the Ming Dynasty.

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Duration: 2 days
Starts: Chengdu, China
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours



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Spend two days visiting two different UNESCO World Heritage sites! Your private guide will lead you on an exploration to the Leshan Grand Buddha, the largest stone Buddha sculpture in the world, standing at an impressive 233 feet (71 m)! Soar to great heights on a cable car ride up Emei Shan (Mt Emei) and explore remarkable Buddhist temples and sculptures. Spend the night at an ancient Buddhist monastery built during the Ming Dynasty.

Itinerary

Day 1: Guilin – Leshan Giant Buddha – Mt. Emei

Stop At: Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo), No.2435 Lingyun Street, Shizhong District, Leshan 614000 China
Our guide and driver will meet you at exit of Chengdu Shuangliu Airport, then head to Leshan Buddha directly. Spend few hours on a guided exploration of the surrounding trails and visit the Lingyun Temple, which houses a large number of calligraphic paintings and various Buddhist artifacts. At the foot of this structure, admire its grandeur – at 233 feet (71 m) high and 92 feet (28 m) wide, it is the largest stone Buddha sculpture in the entire world!
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Fuhu Temple, Foothill of E’mei Mountain, Emeishan 614200 China
A short drive will take you to the foot of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Emei Shan. Covering an area of about 10 acres (4 ha), there is plenty to see on a walking tour with your guide, like the classical Chinese courtyard surrounded by springs and ponds or the Tiger-Taming Temple, allegedly named because of a pillar built in front that protects people from tiger attacks.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Baoguo Temple, The foot of Emei Mountain, Emeishan 614200 China
Spend the night at Baoguo Monastery, an ancient temple where you can witness elements of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Baoguo Monastery

Day 2: Mt. Emei – Guilin

Stop At: Mount Emei (Emeishan), Emeishan 614201 China
After breakfast, follow your guide to the excursion bus that will take you to the cable car station. Board the cable car with your guide to ascend Emei Shan to the Golden Summit. Upon disembarking, find yourself among a sea of clouds at 9,842 feet (3,000 m) above sea level. If you wake up early enough, you can enjoy a gorgeous sunrise from the summit that many people come from afar to witness.

See the tallest golden statue of Puxian, standing at 157 feet (48 m) high. Explore two traditional Buddhist temples – the Woyun Nunnery and Hua Zang Si, where you will find countless padlocks inscribed with couples’ names to symbolize eternal love. After spending a whole day atop Emei Shan, your guide will lead you back to the cable cars to descend the mountain, where you’ll embark on your journey and take the flight back to Guilin.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.



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