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chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2018-07-03 15:24
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Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area

Located on the western rim of the Sichuan Basin, in Sichuan province, Mount Emei is one of the four scared Buddhist mountains of China. Over the centuries, the cultural treasures in Mount Emei Scenic Area have grown. The Giant Buddha of Leshan is the most remarkable. There is also diverse vegetation ranging from subtropical to subalpine pine forests.

It was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.

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