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Leshan is located in the southwest of Sichuan Province , about 180km from Chengdu and 20km to Mount E’mei. It covers 20 thousand square kilometers and has a population of 6.59 million.

Leshan is a cultural city with a history of more than 3000 years and a modern city as well. Because of its rapid development most of the old buildings have been torn down but fortunately the Giant Buddha remains intact. It attracts millions of visitors from home and abroad..

Leshan is rich in forest and water energy resources. Mineral deposits include rock salt, bittern, limestone, and saltpeter.

Leshan is one of the major producers of salt and a large hydropower base in the southwest of China. The Gongzui hydropower station on the Dadu River is a regional power grid. The chief farming products include rice, grapes, oranges, tea, silkworm cocoons, and pigs.

Transportation to Leshan City is very convenient. The Chengdu-Kunming Railway runs through Leshan. Ferries sail from Leshan to Yibin on the Min River.

Leshan has many scenic and historical spots such as the Mount E’mei and Leshan Giant Buddha, the small Three Gorges of the Min River, the Black Dragon Pond, and the Sansu Clan Hall. Many of historical relics have been added to the World Natural and Cultural Heritage List .

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2011-05-23
The Museum of Cliff Graves of Leshan City is situated at the Mahao Cliff Graves on the northern bank of the Mahao River on the ranges of Leshan City of Sichuan Province. It is a museum of the former site of Chinese ancient graves. The museum is a treasure ...Read More
2011-05-23
Although Emeishan is still hugely popular with pilgrims, the mountain is equally famous for its spectacular scenery. The word "Emei" in Chinese means "Eyebrows of beauty" and locals believe that the peaks of Emei resemble the eyebrows of a woman! Towering 3099 ...Read More
2011-05-23
Mt. Emeishan, seven kilometers southwest of Emeishan City, 160 kilometers southwest of Chengdu, is like a huge green screen standing in the southwest of the Chengdu Plain. The mountain stretches more than 200 kilometers from south to north. Its main peak, ...Read More

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by Rashida 2011-05-23
Mt. Emeishan, seven kilometers southwest of Emeishan City, 160 kilometers southwest of Chengdu, is like a huge green screen standing in the southwest of the Chengdu Plain. The mountain stretches more than 200 kilometers from south to north. Its main peak, Wanfo Top, is 3,099 meters above sea level. Its charming scenery has won it the name of "Mt. Emeishan, ...
by Mitexi 2011-05-23
Introduce Have another name called near the mountain forest , paradise ,Lie in the intersection of Suzhou and the intersection of city and the intersection of the south and 3 workshop No. 48 Renmin Road) ,Only a lane separates with the wave pavilion of the deep blue. The garden door faces each other across the river with the wave pavilion of the deep blue ...
by Subhuja 2011-05-23
Introduce Beautiful red river, ask for from the high mountain ridges on mountain in Shangluo and wind circuitously, is cherishing the attachment to mountain, run to Xichuan county of Henan Province, Hubei Province, Shan juncture slowly. The red river storehouse is the first largest artificial reservoir of Asia, established in 1958, completed in 1973, 84,000 ...