The slideshow is intended to ‘tell the story’ of Mount Emei and the Leshan Giant Buddha, and features a portfolio of photos from a visit by Peter Howard in June 2017. The slideshow begins at Leshan, showing the Buddha’s strategic location at the river confluence, now overlooking a substantial city. The small protected site on the west bank of the river is full of temples, grottoes and other holy sites, but its main feature is the 71m-tall Buddha. It can be viewed from every angle, thanks to the cliff-top paths, a narrow staircase down the cliffs next to the Buddha, and tourist boats plying the river. The slideshow continues with photos from Mount Emei itself, starting below the summit at Leidongping and following the crowded path to Jieyin Monastery for the cable car ride to Jinding (Golden Summit, 3077m). The area around Leidongping is dominated by conifer forests, with a prominent understorey of rhodendendrons, many of which are in flower in early summer. The summit itself is often shrouded in mist, so the magnificent Golden Summit Temple is hardly visible, let alone the expected views of the forested slopes below. The slideshow continues with views of the lower-elevation broad-leafed forest around Wanian Temple and the path from there through the ‘monkey zone’ to Hongchun Ping. The monkeys, (Tibetan macaques) provide great entertainment value and draw substantial crowds. The final series of photos shows the 16 th -century Baoguo Temple and a few of the rare plants that are kept in its grounds.