Huanglongxi is an ancient town with a history of more than 1,700 years, it is situated in Shuangliu County, 30 kilometers southeast from Chengdu.
Arriving at our destination we followed our guide into the town, notice the locals keeping to the traditional way of carrying goods.
There were some very interesting food stalls.
We really enjoyed our visit to the old town but it was time to board the coach again and travel to Leshan for lunch, before boarding a boat to take us to view the Giant Buddha.
The other way to see the Giant Buddha is to walk down from the top near the head and end at its feet,
Facing the river, the Buddha has symmetrical posture and looks which have been beautifully captured in its solemn stillness. It is 71 meters (about 233 feet) high, and has 8.3-meter-long (about 27 feet) fingers. The 9-meter-wide (about 30 feet) instep is big enough for one hundred people to sit on and the 24-meter-wide (about 79 feet) shoulder is large enough to be a basketball playground. It truly is a spectacle to behold.
Please join me in Part 4 when we visit the Bamboo Park and journey to Chongqing.