PATA Travel Mart to spice travel up in Sichuan in 2020

Leshan Giant Buddha, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the largest Buddha statue in the world

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has revealed next year’s PATA Travel Mart will be held in Leshan, Sichuan, China from September 3-6.

“We are delighted to be returning to Leshan, Sichuan, China for PATA Travel Mart 2020, having previously worked closely with our various partners to organise the PATA Annual Summit 2015, as well as the annual Emei Global Summit,” said PATA’s CEO Mario Hardy.

The UNESCO-listed Giant Buddha in Leshan is the largest Buddha statue in the world

Leshan is a prefecture-level city located at the confluence of the Dadu and Min rivers in the Sichuan Province of China. The city is located on the south-western fringe of the Red Basin in southern Sichuan, about 120km from Chengdu.

Leshan annually receives over 25 million visitors, with its centrepiece tourist attraction being The Leshan Giant Buddha of Mount Emei – a Cultural, Heritage and National 5A tourist attraction. Other leisure activities in the area include hot springs, skiing and rural tourism.

Travellers can connect to Leshan via Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, then board a car, bus or speed train from the airport to Leshan city. It takes approximately 1.5 hours by car or bus, or 40 minutes by speed train.

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