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This was one big Buddha!  

This was one big Buddha!

Giant Buddha's and Misty Mountains - just another day on the road...

November 5th 2012
As we mentioned in our last blog on Chengdu, we were really enjoying the Sichuan region so took a little side trip away from the city for a couple of days to the nearby towns of Leshan, to see the Giant Buddha, and Emei Shan, to climb Mt Emei. We left Chengdu and took a local bus to the bus station in Leshan then changed to another local bus to reach the Giant Buddha, something we had heard great ... read more
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10th November 2012

Dafo in Leshan...yep...Emei Shan...yep...we also stayed in the Teddy Bear Hostel. Reading your blog is Deja Vu. Did you place your mark on the walls in the reception area? We were there in the middle of winter so the top of Emei was covered in snow...magic! Gotta say I'm amazed at the amount of vegetation on Dafo since we were there. Obviously maintenance is not regular for poor old Dafo who still keeps guard over the river.

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