Leshan Overview

Chinese Name: 乐山 Chinese Pinyin: Lèshān Location: Southwest Sichuan Population: 3.5184 million Language: Mandarin, Szechwan dialect Zip code: 614000 Tel code: +86 (0833) Time zone: (UTC+8)

Leshan is a city south of Chengdu in Sichuan Province. Sitting on the confluence of the Dadu, Min and Qingyi rivers, it is most famous for its huge riverside cliff-carving of Buddha and nearby Mount Emei; which together are a World Heritage Site. With a history of over 3000 years, it was called Jiazhou in ancient time and is a historical and cultural city in China. Leshan tourism will focus on four aspects, namely, international tourism destination, China’s international Buddhist cultural tourism destination, national tourism resort and provincial tourism commodity distribution center. Leshan will strive to improve the service quality and expand the bearing capacity, and create a new chapter in the development of Leshan tourism.


  • World Heritage Sites: Leshan city has three world heritage sites: Leshan Giant BuddhaMount Emei and Dongfengyan. Leshan Giant Buddha is the biggest carved stone Buddha in the world and Mount Emei is one of the Four Great Buddhist Mountains in China. Dongfengyan, an irrigation system, plays an important role in supporting local life.
  • Buddhist Culture: Leshan, a famous Buddhist Capital, is perhaps best known for its ubiquitous Buddhist culture which has a history of more than 2000 years. Buddhism was introduced into Leshan as early as the eastern Han dynasty and there are lots of Buddhist Temples such as Wannian Temple, Fuhu Temple, Huazang Temple, etc.
  • Leshan Food: Leshan is an ancient Sichuanese city and has a largely ‘pre-chili pepper’ cuisine. Leshan is noted for its food culture in that it has all the street food from its surrounding areas, which has made it the one-stop street food city. The famous Leshan food are Boboji, QiaoJiao Beef, Sweet-Skinned Duck, etc.

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Leshan Attractions

Leshan Giant Buddha is the must-see highlight of Leshan City. For centuries, it have been revered with Mount Emei by visitors from near and far for their intrinsic value as Buddist heritage sites. Notable scenic resorts in the surrounding area are: Wutongqiao (nicknamed 'Small West Lake') which is an ancient waterside town; Lingyun Temple Museum located on Linyun Mountain, Luocheng Ancient Town which is well-known for its ship like appearance. Moreover, the city is the hometown of Guo Moruo (1892-1978) who a famous Chinese literary figure and you [...]

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Leshan Tours

Normally, it will take 2-3 days to finish the Leshan Tour. You can take half day to visit the Leshan Giant Buddha, then spend another two days to finish the tour of Mount Emei. Leshan is noted for its food culture and you can taste the famous Leshan food after you tour. If your time is limited, you can also choose to visit the part you prefer. Leshan tour is always connected with Chengdu and you can choose [...]

Climate & When to Go

Leshan has a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate and is largely mild and humid. Winter is short, mild and dry, with a January average of 7.2 °C (45.0 °F), and while frost may occur, snow is rare. Summers are long, hot and humid, with highs often exceeding 30 °C (86 °F), yet extended heat waves are rare. The daily average in July and August is around 26 °C (79 °F). Rainfall is light in winter and can be heavy in summer, and more than 70% of the annual total occurs [...]

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Leshan transportation is convenient and  "billions of traffic engineering" was put forward during the 12th Five-Year Plan, which includes "Two Aviation(Minjiang Avionics Integrated Development and Leshan Airport)", "Five Railway(Chengdu-Mianyang-Leshan Railway, Chengdu-Guiyang Railway, double line of Chengdu-Kunming Railway, Leshan-Ya'an Railway, Leshan-Zigong-Luzhou Railway)", "Ten Expressway (Leshan-Yibin Expressway, Leshan-Emei Expressway, Leshan-Zigong Expressway, Heshan-Hanyuan Expressway, Chengdu-Leshan-Xichang Expressway, Belt Expressway, double line of Chengdu-Leshan Expressway, Renshou-Muchuan Expressway, Jinhekou-Huili Expressway)" and "One Hub(Leshan Port Comprehensive Transportation Hub). How to Get to/away Leshan By Air Leshan is 100 kilometers from Chengdu [...]

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Festivals and Activities

Leshan festivals and activities offer you various opportunity to experience the local culture of Leshan and Emeishan. Through joining in theses events, you'll know more about Leshan and the Leshan people. Festivals in Leshan 1. Leshan International Tourism Buddha Festival Leshan Giant Buddha is a statue of Maitreya excavated on mountain. It is 71 meters high and 8.5 meters wide on the back of the foot. It was built by monk Xihai Tong in Kaiyuan of Tang Dynasty. It is the largest [...]

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Travel Tips

To help you have a better travel experience in Leshan, here we offer some useful Leshan travel tips including the useful numbers, banks for foreign exchange, post offices, and others such as best time to visit. Useful Numbers Leshan Tourism Bureau: 0833-2427368 Leshan Tourism Consultation: 0833-2105337 Leshan Tourist Complaints: 96927 Consumer Complaints: 12315 Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Spot Tourism Complaint: 0833-2302121 Mount Emei Tourist Complaint: 0833-5533355 Emeishan Tourist Complaints: 0833-5534567 Airport Enquiries (Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport): 028-85205333 Airport Ticket [...]

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Useful Maps

Leshan borders Meishan in the north, Zigong in the east, Yibin in the south, Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture and Ya 'an in the west. Leshan Maps will show you Leshan location Map, Leshan City Map, Leshan attractions map, Scenic Spots Around Leshan, Leshan Transportation Maps and so on to help you better understand about Leshan city and plan your dreamlike Leshan tour. [...]

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Leshan Accommodation

Leshan accommodation is generally good with comfortable experience and reasonable price, ranging from 50-400 yuan. Visitors can choose different types of accommodation according to their own needs. The price of the hotel will fluctuate due to the low season and high season of Leshan tourism. It is suggested to book the hotel in advance. Recommended Hotels in Leshan Deluxe Hotels in Leshan Grand New Centery Hotel Leshan(乐山盘龙开元名都大酒店) Add: No.888 West Baiyang Road, Shizhong District, Leshan Tel: 0833-2555888 JZ Hotel Emei(峨眉山蓝光己庄酒店原峨眉山蓝光安纳塔拉度假酒店) Add: No.9 South Section of Shanhu Road, Emeishan City [...]

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