Sichuan Province is the natural habitat of one of the world's endangered species – the Giant Panda. We observe these magnificent creatures at the Panda Conservation Centre in Dujiangyan as well as admire the Grand Buddha in Leshan. We also visit Mt Emei and beautiful Nine Villages Valley.
As two of the most fascinating, diverse and colourful provinces in China, Yunnan and Sichuan are a cornucopia of wonders, from the lofty peaks of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain to the colourful calcite pools of Huanglong, to the lovable nature of the Giant Panda.
Spend an exciting week amongst the incredible landscapes and enticing culture of Sichuan province. Enjoy some time in the charming capital of Chengdu, you’ll meet iconic giant pandas, visit tranquil sacred sites, experience ancient innovation and find yourself amongst some of China’s most beautiful natural scenery.
Mt Emei is 3,099 metres tall, and the highest of the four sacred Buddhist mountains. The Golden Summit or Jinding is at 3,077 metres.
Several weather phenomena can be regularly witnessed at the Golden Summit – Buddha’s Halo, the Sea of Clouds, the Holy Lamp and the Golden Summit Sunrise.
Mt Emei is regarded as a place of enlightenment of the bodhisattva Samantabhadra
There are 76 monasteries on the mountain, dating from the Ming and Qing dynasties
Some of the trees that grow on the mountain slopes are more than 1,000 years old.
The largest temple on the mountain is Crouching Tiger Monastery (Fuhu Si) – it is engraved with 4,700 Buddha images.
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