EMEISHAN City, China, Sept. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- From September 11-13, "Interview Activities of Foreign Media to Emeishan City in 2016" was held in Emeishan City, Sichuan province.
The activity was organized by People's Daily Online, huanqiu.com and the Publicity Department of the CPC Leshan Municipal Committee and sponsored by People's Daily Online (Sichuan) and the Publicity Department of the CPC Emeishan Municipal Committee. Reporters from over 20 domestic and foreign media outlets flocked here to share the unique tourism resources in Leshan City and Emeishan City, Buddhism, tea culture and martial arts.
People's Daily Online, a national key news website and the first central Internet media listed in China, along with huanqiu.com, which possesses great international influence, promotes Chinese traditional culture by showcasing Mt.Emei. In the future, both parties will fully utilize media resources and strength and conduct joint efforts to highlight the uniqueness of Chinese culture so as to share the well-told story with Chinese characteristics.
As a national key scenic spot and one of the four Buddhist holy mountains in China, Mt. Emei is listed as a World Cultural and Natural Heritage Site. During the three-day tour, reporters visited the Golden Summit on Mt. Emei and experienced a martial arts performance in the Great Buddha Temple and appreciated the Leshan Giant Buddha.
Samantabhadra Bodhisattva is erected on the Golden Summit of Mt Emei at an altitude of 3,079 meters. The colossal gilded bronze Buddha is 48 meters high while it weights 660 tons with granite cravings on its exterior. The colossal statue in Leshan City depicts a seated Maitreya Buddha with its height of 71 meters, and it's the largest stone-carved Buddha statue in the world. The Buddha project was initiated in 713 A.D. and accomplished in 803 A.D. Journalists from overseas also experienced Chinese martial arts in person and imitated all the motions.
The foreign reporters were amazed by the spectacles and unique culture in Leshan- Emeishan City, and wee ready to share the unique tourism resources and culture here with the rest of world and encourage people around the world to see for themselves.
SOURCE People's Daily Online (Sichuan); Huanqiu.com