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Lingshan Buddhist Scenic Spot

Address: Ma Shan Tai Hu National Park | Lingshan Road, Hubing District, Wuxi, China
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Ranked #1 of 130 things to do in Wuxi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks

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506 reviews 506 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The Giant Buddha is definitely worth a visit but it is not an historic site. In fact, the entire complex was built just to draw tourists to the Wuxi area. That said, it is impressive. First, there is the fountain and water show; then there is the huge Buddha itself and finally, there is the "Permanent Venue of the World... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Grand Buddha. Many buildings within the complex, and it takes some time to explore all the areas. Various sites to see including huge audio / visual display, water shows, grand hall and the Giant Buddha. Well worth the time.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This complex is so huge that I strongly advise you to take the electric buggy ride and pay the 25RMB. It is still growing as more buildings are undergoing construction during my visit. It is very cold in winter and it's windy due to its location which increases the cold feeling. There are 4 water shows a day, the highlight... More 

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Wuxi, China
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14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We visited the Giant Buddha during Golden Week here in China, so the place was packed full of tourists. But it was absolutely worth the visit, even though the ticket price is a bit steep. We were lucky enough to pick a beautiful sunny day with clear blue skies which I think made the trip well worth it. We took... More 

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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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
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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
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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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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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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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