Our next stop was Chengdu which took 22 hours to get to! From there we took a day trip out to Leshan to see the world biggest Buddha which is carved from the rock beside a river. It was indeed giant and a staircase allowed us to walk from the top to the bottom and see all perspectives. It overlooks the river towards a modern city which shows quite a contrast between to the two.
The Leshan Giant Buddha is a statue of Maitreya in sitting position. It is located to the east of Leshan City, Sichuan Province just 2 hours drive from Chengdu city. It is the biggest carved stone Buddha in the world.