western hills & dragon gate: kunming, (yunnan province), china. cut out of the side of a cliff, the dragon gate is the highest temple of the western hills (2,500 meters above sea level) and is composed of grottoes, sculptures, corridors, & pavilions. breath-taking views of dianchi lake & the city of kunming.
Buddha on Leshan mountain, China --- In 1996, the Mount Emei Scenic Area, including the 'Leshan Giant Buddha' -- the largest stone-carved buddha in the world -- was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Mount Emei is located within the county-level city of Emeishan, which is under the administrative jurisdiction of Leshan, China