When I booked this tour, I received all the information about my tour guide name of the company, telephone number and email address. From the moment I contacted Mrs. Lily Chen company owner by email, she was attentive to details and to my needs. She met me on time at the lobby of my hotel. Her English is great and she is a very knowledgeable and warm person. All the travel arrangements were good and in the schedule.
She took me to the train station in Chengdu and we took the high speed train 200km/h to Emeishan. It was a wonderful experience to be in a very comfortable train. In my visit to Emai Mountain and the Leshan Giant Buddha, I was one of the very few non-Chinese visitors but with Lily as my guide, I felt so relaxed and comfortable. On the way to the summit, you can see the change of vegetation and lots of waterfalls. On Golden Summit was the impressive giant gold statue of Buddha, it felt very spiritual to be there.
On my way to Wannian Monastery, I saw several Tibetan monkeys. They are so cheeky and could easily take food and water from a distracted tourist. At night I stayed in a very comfortable hotel near Baoguo Monastery. It was a short walk to restaurants and shops. Lily encouraged me to join her for a typical Chinese dinner. At the beginning I was reluctant but it was great! We had 100 local food and it was yummy! We took the bus to the next town and a short ride on a tricycle that made me laugh a lot.
On the second day Lilly recommended visiting the Fuhusi temple in the morning. So, I woke up early and walked to the temple. It was a magical walk with a stream and bamboo trees and nobody around. After checking out, we went to Leshan Giant Buddha. We joining the queue and walked down 300 steps to see the Buddha. It is impressive! We also walked to different temples and had different views of the area. We had a good vegetarian lunch at the local restaurant with a river view. After lunch, we took the river boat to get a different view of the Buddha. It was great to see the different views from the boat and from walking around the Buddha.
In resume, my guide Lily made my trip so special and she gave me an experience that felt authentically Chinese. I really enjoyed my time will Lily. It felt like I was travelling with a good friend. I would highly recommend her company.