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Giant Buddha at Lingshan

Ma Shan Tai Hu National Park | Lingshan Road, Hubing District, Wuxi, China
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Ranked #1 of 96 Attractions in Wuxi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Sparwood, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Do not miss this attraction!! It was simply amazing. The only bad thing about the visit was the lack of time we had to explore it. You really do need the whole day. There is a museum inside the buddha once you climb to the top that is worth some time exploring. The free show of the baby buddha coming... More

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Shanghai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

the giant buddha is splendid, but the garden is crowned as well. We visited the scene during the National Day holiday, so it is full of the tourists. It is a complete man-made scenary, which is finished in 1999. Nowadays, lots of similar scenary appear in different cities. Anyway, the 88-meter-tall buddha is magnificent more or less.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This place was amazing. It took around an hour from Central Wuxi. 75-100RMB each way in a taxi. A little overpriced for china at 210RMB entrance fee but it was great. There are plenty of places to get snacks however it is a long climb up the stairs to the base of the Buddha. A must see if you have... More

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Woodstock, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

You have never seen anything like this, a Buddha over 88 meters tall overlooking the most spectacular scenery. The show is outdoors and very good as well. The museum is amazing.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The Buddha alone is worth the visit but the Palace is even better. Nice spiritual atmosphere and the Chinese are so relaxed about their worship places that a Christian feels comfortable and welcome. The baby Buddha arising from the huge lotus flower fountain is fantastic. Be aware that the live show included in your entrance fee closes from 11.30 until... More

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Lingshan Grand Buddha is definitely a place you should visit. In addition to the Grand Buddha, there are two large temples nearby. One is the convention Chinese temple but with modern interior design which is completely different from the conventional interior. You can rent recorder as tourist guide and in a few languages. The other one is based on Tibet... More

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Shanghai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is actually a huge park made up of many of the attractions mentioned separately. The big Buddha, the Vatican are all in the same park. You will need half a day at this park to finish visiting the various places. My friend called it Buddha Las Vegas. Didn't really feel the "religious" and "spiritual" atmosphere this place might have... More

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It was an amaizing place. Full of peace and spectacular. If you're in Shanghai this visit is a most. Take the rapid train and you'll be there in less than an hour. Then from the train station take a taxi (30 minutes) to the Giant Buddha and spend a wonderful time!!!

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We took the rapid train to Wuxi from Shanghai a 1 hour distance. From there a taxi about 20 minutes to Giant Buddha. I would definitely recommend this place is beautiful place and to see the huge Buddha is a great experience.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Very big Budha and very well decorated garden, it is an amazing things. The shiw maybe a short one and doesnt reveal much of the Budha way to find enlighngtenment but the place is really ready for something bigger than that

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