British Airways (www.ba.com) offers flights to Chengdu from Heathrow five times a week, starting from £740 per person.
A double room at Shangri-La Hotel (0800 028 3337, www.shangri-la.com;) Chengdu starts from approx. £151 per night, based on two sharing on a room-only basis.
A deluxe lake view room at Anantara Emei Resort & Spa starts from approx. £141 per night, based on two sharing on a B&B basis.
Wendy Wu Tours (0844 875 2436, www.wendywutours.co.uk) offers a number of competitively priced group, private and tailor made packages to China, including Chengdu, Mount Emei and the surroundings.
ON A HIGH:
Main picture, visitors on Mount Emei, the tallest of the Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains of China; above, the city of Chengdu at night; left, the summit of Emeishan Mountain; right, the Leshan Buddha