Leshan Giant Buddha
We have been to Chengdu (成都)several times. This was our 5th visit to the so-called "Land of Abundance”( 天府之國). The purpose of this visit was to see three renowned World Heritages, namely Leshan Giant Buddha(樂山大佛),Dujiangyan Irrigation System (都江堰)and, above all, Jiuzhaigou(九寨溝).
The latter was very famous for its Autumn scenery. This was a very comfortable journey because we chose to travel by air including Chengdu to Huanglong(黃龍) whereas the majority of the tourists reached the Valley by 10- hour bus ride.
Leshan Giant Buddha is the largest carved stone buddha in the world. It can be compared to the Sophinx Pyramid in Egypt. It is by far the tallest ancient buddha in the world. Luckily it was not damaged by the 12th May, 2008 Sichuan Earthquake.
Leshan Giant Buddha has been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996.
Dujianyan Irrigation System is the earliest irrigation project in the world
Dujianyan Irrigation System is the earliest irrigation project in the world. It was built in conformity with environmental friendly over two thousand years ago. The importance of Dujiangyan Irrigation System is due to the fact that it is the oldest surviving irrigation infrastructure in the world. Above all, it is still in use today to irrigate over 5,300 square kilometers of farmland in Sichuan region. You can imagine how difficult it was during its construction around 256 BC.
Dujiangyan was inscribed by UNESCO as World Heritage Site in 2000.
Jiuzhaigou is world renowned for its beautiful scenery particulary in Autumn season. Its name literally means “Nine Village Valley” because there are Nine Tibetan Villages there. We did visit one of the Tibetan Village and also watched the traditional Tibetan dance.
Jiuzhaigou was inscribed by UNSECO as a World Heritage Site in 1992 and a World Biosphere Reserve in 1997.
Jiuzhaigou is world renowned forits beautiful scenery particulary in Autumn season
The scenery of Jiuzhaigou is picturesque. It is shockingly beautiful and breathtaking.Its best-known feature is its waterfalls and hundreds of blue, green and turquoise-colored lakes. The local Tibetan people called them “Haizi (海子)”.
In Chengdu, we only visited Sichuan Museum (四川博物館) and two old alleys(古街巷)which could be dated back to Ming (明朝) and Qing Dynasty(清朝).