visited the giant buddha of leshan, which is apparently the largest stone buddha in the world (71 meters). with the help of a sweet chinese family i found my way from chengdu to leshan. i hung out with them most of the hike until they attached themselves to a tour group. we ended up meeting at the end and hiking a bit more to a nearby village. they had a friend pick us up and drop me off at the bus stop where, before heading back to the city, i ate some strange tofu, cucumber and tomato dish.