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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 97 Attractions in Wuxi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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130 reviews 130 reviews
120 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Grand Buddha at Lingshan is an entire complex including the giant Buddha statue, at least two museums, a park, and other attractions. Allow yourself at least a couple of hours to climb to the Buddha's feet with a beautiful view and explore its surroundings.

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Wuxi, China
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This place is a tourist attraction for foreign and many, many local tourists. We found it interesting but quiet fake and over crowded. The entrance fee is very high but the Big Buddha a sight to see. If you get to see the show, it is amazing. Glad we took the time but will not go back.

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Sunnyvale, California, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The scenery, sculptures, and stories were nice. The Giant Buddha is, of course, giant. We were lucky to be there off season. I can only imagine how packed it might get. The indoor show was pretty involved and the scale of the stage and building in general was quite impressive. The exit was a meandering, what felt like 1 KM... More

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Sparwood, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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