The Buddha is located to the east of Leshan City, Sichuan Province, at the confluence of three rivers, namely, Min River, Qingyi River, and Dadu River. It is carved into the cliffs of Mt. Lingyun. A local saying describes the Buddha like this: “The Mountain unveils a Buddha, while the Buddha fades into the mountain.”
Looking solemn and stately, the Buddha is 71 meters high. His shoulders are 28 meters wide, head 14.7 meters long and 10 meters broad, with a total of 1,021 chignons of hair clustered on it. Each chignon is as big as a roundtable. Its drooping ear is 6.2 meters long and each eye is 3.3 meters wide. Its middle finger is 8.3 meters long, and each of its bare feet is 11 meters long and 8.5 meters wide, large enough for more than 100 people to sit on.
As a colossal statue, the Buddha is so awe-inspiring that every pious Buddhist feels compelled to fall to his knees and to pray for blessings and safety in life.
Tea for China is as Coffee & Wine for western culture. Get a comprehensive understanding of this most representing culture in China by visiting a tea plantation on the mountains! Traveling away from the ordinary we find out lifestyles of 50s in a lost town – which you can’t really find it on a map.
Duration: 9-10 hours
Pick-up & drop-off: Your Hotel
Pick-up time: 7:30 AM
. Culture heritage by UNESCO
. The Off-road visit to the countryside and old town
· Visit to traditional workshops
· Comprehensive Tea Learning – drinking in an old teahouse, picking tea from the plantation, visit tea workshop
· Visit old courtyard house and listen to stories from the owner
· Private transfer throughout the day
. Boat for Giant Buddha
· Old town walking tour
· Family & Old house visit
· Local lunch
· Tea plantation visit
· Local expert guide
After greeting at your hotel a 2.5 hours drive takes us to Giant Buddha. We would take the boat trip to have an unforgettable panoramic view of Buddha.
After visiting Buddha a 40 mins drive takes us to a laid-back old town. Take a walk around the town where traditional lifestyles still survived from the modernization. Along the way, we visit traditional workshops such as blacksmith’s shop, bamboo workshop, barber shop etc. Enjoy tea and chat and share stories with lovely local people in an old teahouse and later drop in one of the hundred-year-old courtyard houses where it’s owner are so proud of and love to share stories of the house.
a short drive takes us up to the mountain. The tea farmer will take us to the tea field, where we will learn a lot about tea from how to pick-up the best tea sprouts or tea buds, to weather conditions and different regions for Tea. Have a try of picking tea from the tea trees! Afterward visiting the tea business family to reveal the process of making all kinds of tea, let’s sit down in front of the farmhouse and enjoy tea – more stories sharing and learning of tea, as in of wine there are Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir in tea as well! We still have a great chance to try local specialty as wood-fire cooked lunch in the countryside.
What to Prepare
· Comfortable walking shoes
· Devices to record your adventure
. Half-day pack with your necessities
· Curiosity & smiles