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Lingshan Buddhist Scenic Spot

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Address: Ma Shan Tai Hu National Park | Lingshan Road, Hubing District, Wuxi, China
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Impressive Buddha Statue

The height of the Buddha Statue is 88 meter. It is impressive. This is a fairly new facility. So, everything is modern. I went on a weekday. It is much better as I do not have to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The height of the Buddha Statue is 88 meter. It is impressive. This is a fairly new facility. So, everything is modern. I went on a weekday. It is much better as I do not have to deal with large crowd. I took the electric cart for a fee to various attraction points in this park. The taxi ride from... More 

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Minato-ku, Tokyo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The Lingshan Buddhist Retreat near Wuxi is more a theme park than a true center of Buddhist worship. There are some place for veneration and contemplation, but they are overwhelmed by the tour groups and tourists few of whom know much about Buddhist history in China and are seeking entertainment more than enlightenment. If you are interested in learning a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I find some of the critics here a bit hard and lacking understanding of what they were seeing. This is a temple, just not an old one. Temples do not need to be 500 years old to be temples. The big statue is what makes it a tourist attraction I guess. The big downer for me is the entry fee.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We visited during the afternoon on a Thursday afternoon. As a group of expats/locals living in a nearby cityi, we were looking for wee spot to explore. Big Buddha didn't disappoint, with nice luscious grassed areas we were allowed to sit and lie on! We viewed the water show from afar. A very relaxed afternoon. We enjoyed icecreams and admiring... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The Buddha statue stands at the height of 88 metres and the whole area is about 30 hectares. There are 10 stops of attraction after entering the main gate. So, be there early as you will need about half day to explore the whole place. We went at 9am & ended up finishing at 3pm. Highly recommended & well worth... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Its a damned big budha, no doubts. But queue for an hour to get up to the foot of the budha, is ridiculous. Its elevator only; you (apparently) can't go up 'on foot', pardon the pun. The 'show' that is put on in one of the impressive buildings left me with a "really, is that it?" kinda feeling. Lots of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Very peaceful and beautiful. So much to see and not enough time. I wish I had more time, but since I was on a tour, I could only explore so much. But be fore warned, the washrooms outside before you go into the park smell REALLY REALLY bad! If you can hold on, use the washrooms inside the building, much... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Went on the weekend as a break from a business trip. Lots of people and not cheap. I still would recommend going if you are trying to get exposure to Chinese culture and what people like to do on the weekends. It is a spiritual place. The Buddha is very impressive and there is a little museum that you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Well worth the trip. Absolutley amazing daytrip experience. Take some time to explore the entire complex, its well worth it. Highly Recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I've done a lot of travelling in China and this is still one of the most impressive locations I've visited. Not only is the giant Buddha impressive, but the whole "wonderland" as they call it is well-maintained and worth the visit. There are a handful of other palaces and attractions to see at the complex, all of which were also... More 

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