Leshan Giant Buddha
The Leshan Giant Buddha sits at the confluence of the Min, Qingyi, and Dadu Rivers. Sculpted by thousands of workers over nearly one hundred years during the Tang Dynasty, the Leshan Giant Buddha is over 230 feet tall.
The best way to get to the statue is to take a boat ride from Chengdu. Seeing the seated Buddha emerge from the cliffside as you head up the river is an amazing site.
You can disembark at the site as well, climb the cliffs, and see the Buddha from above.
The Leshan Giant Buddha is probably the greatest of the projects that sprouted from China's first Buddhist Temple in nearby Mt. Emei.