Journey to the heart of Chinese Buddhism with visits to Dafo (the Giant Buddha) and Emei Shan (Mt. Emei). Dafo, at 71 m (233 ft) in height, is the world's largest stone-carved Buddha. Cut from the cliffs of Lingyun Shan and looming over the meeting of the Min and Dadu rivers and facing distant Emei Shan, the 400-year old world wonder is a sight to behold. Emei Shan itself is one of China's holiest mountains, and its mist-shrouded peaks, forested slopes, Buddhist temples, well-worn paths and winding stone stairs have drawn countless pilgrims over the centuries.