Leshan Travel Tips
When to Go
Leshan City has distinct seasons, abundant rainfall due to its location in the mid-subtropical zone. Moreover, influenced by the southeast monsoon and southwest monsoon, the region has a mild climate with an annual average temperature between 16.5C (61.7F) - 18C (64.4F). And because its rainy season and hot season are in the same period, remember to bring appropriate clothing to avoid the rain and sunburn.
Generally speaking, the best time to visit Leshan City is spring and summer. But in the Mt. Emei Scenic Area, tourists can visit in all seasons, especially in summer when one can prevent sunstroke as well as in winter when it is possible to ice-skate at Mt. Emei Ski Resort. Also, other places of interest around the city can be visited in all seasons.
Area: 12,826 square kilometers (about 4952 square miles)
Position: in the southwest of Sichuan Province, bordering Meishan City in the north, adjacent to Zigong City in the east, connecting with Yibin City in the southeast and with Liangshan Yi Minority Autonomous County in the southwest
Residents: about 3,476,700 (as of 2004)
Zip Code: 614000
Leshan City Tourism Bureau: 0833-2427368
Tour Enquiries: 0833-2105337
Tourist Complaints: 96927
Consumer Complaints: 12315
Airport Enquiries (Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport): 028-85205333
Airport Ticket Information Leshan Enquiries: 0833-2134634
Train Ticket Enquiries: 0833-2133423
Medical Treatment Complaints: 0833-2495302 2495305
Bank of China can offer foreign exchange, below are some local branches:
Beizheng Street Local Branch
Address: No.89 Baoguo Road
Jinding Road (North) Local Branch
Address: No.2 Jinding Road (North)
Mingshan Road (Middle) Local Branch
Address: No.225 Jinding Road (North)
Leshan City Post Office
Address: No.114 Renmin Road (South)
Chengbei Sales Department
Address: No.8 Nan'an Road, Shizhong District
Herbal Medical Hospital of Leshan
Address: No.131, Baiyang Road (Middle), Shizhong District
Bus route: Bus No.9, 12, 3, 6
Address: No.76, Baita Street, Shizhong District
The Second Herbal Medical Hospital of Leshan
Address: No.9 Longhong Road, Shizhong District
I'd like to go to the Grand Buddha by boat to have a good view of it and take good picture (the buddha and the gardiens) but I also want to visit it (including the Wuyou temple).
What is my best option? Is there a ferry that take you at the old city and go to the buddha (and pass by the river where you can take good photographs?).
If so, how much is it? What is the frequency? Where is the departure and the arrival? How long does it take to arrive at destination?
I know there is a lot a questions but all I've read so far only confuse me more!