The somnolent-looking but inspiring Grand Buddha, now the world’s largest Buddha, with a fingernail taller than your average human. There’s your main draw to this small riverside city of meandering, tree-draped alleys. Prospering from increasing droves of Chinese tourists (and Chéngdū commuters due to new expressways), Lèshān has revamped many of its old quarters, but it isn’t all that apparent for most travellers. The town is relaxed and makes for a good day trip from the capital or a wind-down after tackling Éméi Shān.
Lèshān destination guides
This in-depth tour has proven to be one of the most popular we offer in China. Experience the Middle Kingdom as you take in the major tourist attractions in China and visit some of its lesser-known sites. See the majestic splendour of Beijing, visit the Great Wall of China and discover and the Terracotta Warriors before travelling to Hong Kong to soak up the electric vibe.
China Family - Land of the Dragon
Take the family on a memorable adventure through China to see all sides of this colourful, cultural and naturally beautiful nation. The perfect blending of the familiar and the novel, marvel at the incredible Great Wall of China and Terracotta Warriors, get lost in the quiet beauty of Leshan and Yangshuo and be dazzled by the colourful markets and night-life of the big cities.