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Green hills and cascading mountains, lakes and valleys and a giant Buddha carved into stone. Find out why Sichuan continues to be a sought after travel destination.


Dujiangyan Dam
The Dujiangyan Dam, located 45 km north of the city, is an ancient technological wonder of China. Built over 2,000 years ago, the designer of this water control and irrigation dam, Li Bing, organized the efforts of thousands of workers to complete. The system is a large hydraulic water project which consists of three main parts: the Fish Mouth Water-Dividing Dam, the Flying Sand Fence and the Bottle-Neck Channel.
Distance from hotel: 45 km
Travel time: 2 hrs by car/ 0.5 hr by train


Mount Qingcheng
Mount Qingcheng is regarded as one of the birthplaces of Chinese Taoism. Located in Dujiangyan of Sichuan province, the mountain is only 10 km from the Dujiangyan Dam. The peak stands at 1,260 meters boasting 36 peaks within the mountain range.
Distance from hotel: 68 km
Travel time: 2.5 hrs by car/ 40 mins by train


Mount E’mei
One of the four famous Buddhist Mountains within China, Mount E’mei is as lofty as it is beautiful. Take the two-day hike up Mount E’mei, find rest at one of the many Buddhist monasteries on the mountainside and look out for the wild monkeys that call this place home.  In 1996, Recognized as a World National and Cultural Heritage Site by United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO), it stands as one of the premier natural landmarks in Sichuan.
Distance from hotel: 210 km
Travel time: 4 hrs by car/ 2  hr by train


Le Shan Giant Buddha
A giant Buddha carved into stone by a blind monk that took over 90 years to finish. This UNESCO World National and Cultural Heritage site is worth seeing with your own eyes. Le Shan Giant Buddha was carved during the Tang Dynasty and faces the river overlooking the nearby city. Traverse the beautiful natural cliff where the Buddha sits or travel via boat and view the carving from the river.
Distance from hotel: 150 km
Travel time: 2 hrs by car/ 1 hr by train