Six Tourist Spots in Sichuan Listed as 100 Most-visited Places in China

Six scenic spots and historical sites in Southwest China’s Sichuan Province, including Mount Emei and Leshan Gaint Buddha, were listed as the 100 Most-visited Tourist Attractions in China, according to a recently-released rankings sponsored by 18 leading newspapers in China.

Mount Emei, Chengdu Sichuan province

Monkeys at Mount Emei, Chengdu Sichuan province

The list was based on calculation of the tickets sold for each tourist attraction.

The Forbidden City in Beijing, with an annual number of visitors of 12.3 million, topped the list.

Mount Emei, with annual visitors numbering approximately 2.65 million, ranked 39th on the list. The mountain, as the most-visited tourist site in Sichuan Province, gets its fame for the ancient Buddhist temples, monkey reserves, and the natural wonders: sunrise, sea of clouds, Buddhist lights and sacred lamp…

The 71m-high Gaint Buddha of Leshan ranked 46th on the list, for an annual number of visitors of 2.35 million. The stone sculpture, carved out of a cliff in the 8th century, depicts a seated Maitreya Buddha with his hands resting on his knees.

Leshan Giant Buddha, Sichuan province

Leshan Giant Buddha nearby Chengdu, Sichuan province

The other four listed tourist attractions in Sichuan Province were the Dujiangyan Dam, the Jiuzhaigou Valley National Park, Qingcheng Mountain and the Bamboo Sea in southern Sichuan.

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