Travel Blogs from Leshan
... meters tall! 3 of us bought incense sticks to light and put in front of the temple near the Buddha and made a wish! Hannah spent the afternoon having her massage and seeing the sights of Chengdu before we board another night train!! (Only 15 hours this time!) we also said goodbye to our tour guide Sally. We grew to love the chaos with Sally...she was probably the worst tour guide ever who had no idea what was going on 80% of the time but was the happiest little Chinese lady! We loved ...
... visited by Chinese Buddhists, but mainly only to those areas within a 500m walking range from the cable car routes! In total we covered ....km & went up 2,000 metres in altitude, with a little help from cable cars on 2 occasions. We started with a nice saunter up to a temple, but soon broke into a sweat as the steps increased. It was disheartening to go downhill between temples after having benefitted from a cable car, but the scenery soon distracted us ...
On our last morning we had to get up early again to drive to Emei Shan out last stop. On the way there like everyday our Chinese tour guide told us a lot about Emei Shan but unfortunately only in English. I was happy when I got a bit of a translation from Anneliies about the most important facts (thanks again!) or sometimes one of our colleagues explained something. But of course in a very brief way. The tour guide would talk for an hour and ...
This was the first time I'd been out of Chengdu in a month, so it was great to see another part of China. The bus to Leshan took only 2 hours, though we were lucky to get one, because there seemed to be only one that day instead of hourly like we thought. Clint and I ended with the last spare seats in a minivan. When we got to Leshan, a man from Shanghai started talking to us and, like most Chinese people, asked ...
... entrance. Why do they have to continually try to rip the tourists off? It really is very tiring.
We parted with our £7 each at the main gate and spent a few hours wandering the various areas of the park, and seeing the Giant Buddha of course. The signage at this at this site had some of the most amusing translations that we've encountered so far in China, worth a look in the pics ...
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