A friend told us to visit Luocheng Ancient Town if we visit Leshan Big Buddha and we did.
It is not touristy and is the place to watch local people (mostly elderly) chat and play chinese card in teahouses.
The ancient town is old, quaint and build in the shape of a boat.
We people watched and drank chinese tea at one of the teahouse.
It is a worthwhile visit if you are interested in real authentic old town.
We understand there is more than one route from Leshan Big Buddha to Luocheng Ancient Town. Our inexperience driver took one that ran through 'countless' bumpy potholes and the journey lasted 1.5 hr! Unfortunately, we did not have the name of the route we took.