A handpicked selection of experiences endorsed by our experts. If you can’t see what you’re looking for, let us know, as our extensive network of local contacts can open many doors.
Giant Buddha of Leshan
The highest Buddha in the world stands at more than 230 feet, towering over the Leshan prefecture. Carved into the stone of the hillside in the 8th century, it’s an impressive sight and well worth the hike to the get there.
Whether accessed by a difficult climb or leisurely cable car, Mount Emei’s summit affords spellbinding views and is especially popular at sunrise and sunset when the ‘cloud sea’ is magically lit.
The vast range of trails offers something for hikers of all abilities, from the strenuous climb up to the Golden Summit from Baoguo to pleasant mountain walks through diverse vegetation, home to rare wildlife.
Jiu Lao Cave
This sacred, deep cave is located near to the Xianfen Temple. It is the destination for scores of Taoist pilgrims who brave the treacherous climb to burn incense and meditate in the search for enlightenment.
Near the summit of Mount Emei are dotted more than a hundred monasteries. Popular destinations include the large Wan-nian Monastery with its statue of Puxian Bodhisattva riding a white elephant with six tusks and Baoguo temple with its giant bronze bell.
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Western & Silk Road
The first international hotel of its kind in stunning Emei, southwest China, The Anantara Emei welcomes visitors with unrivalled hospitality. Located at the foot of the dramatic Emei mountain - a sacred destination for Buddhist pilgrims, guests are sure to be wowed by the scenery. Set amidst countryside deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the hotel enjoys 360-degree panoramas of beautiful Chinese landscape. This peaceful retreat boasts a range of accommodation options including rooms with garden and lake views as well as suites with private jacuzzis, all equipped with the latest mod cons to ensure maximum comfort. Foodies can indulge in traditional Chinese and pan-Asian cuisine at the hotel’s two restaurants or lounge with elegant drinks at the cocktail bar or on the poolside terrace. Guests not wishing to venture into nature can relax and unwind with the range of modern and traditional treatments available at the hotel spa. Alternatively, the lakeside pool is the perfect spot for a refreshing dip with a stunning view.
China Goes Well With
With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
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What Others Say
Here is a small selection of the kind words our clients have said about us recently.
A Massachusetts family
We especially enjoyed the opportunities we had to go off the beaten path ... and look forward to sharing even more authentic experiences.
A California father and son
Also unforgettable was our experience driving through Beijing in an old fashioned motorcycle side car followed by lunch with a local family in their traditional hutong house.