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Address: Shizhong District, Leshan 614000, China
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Lovely day trip, nice break from pollution

Lovely lush area with beautiful scenery. The boat tour and climbing the mountain is a great experience. If you have to skip one, do the climb. Take time to enjoy the temple... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 22, 2015
Kristina B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Lovely lush area with beautiful scenery. The boat tour and climbing the mountain is a great experience. If you have to skip one, do the climb. Take time to enjoy the temple. Preferably with a guide. There is lots to see and do but most signage is in Chinese

Thank Kristina B
Penang, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The giant Buddha of Leshan is quite a sight. It's was much easier for us to see it from the water by ferry than to do the hike up the stairs ( a few hundred steps) along with the hundred of other tourists. That said, I think the safety of the ferries could be better. The river current is very... More 

Thank Sndra88
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

We visited on a Wednesday, leaving Chengdu at 7:00am. Private driver. 700 RMB - which is pretty expensive but didn't want a tour and only had today. A bit rainy so took us about 2.5 hours to get there. No crowds and no wait. Maybe the rain. Maybe this isn't high season. Think we were extremely lucky. 90 RMB. Entered... More 

Thank MelindaBrett
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Visiting Chegdu, going to Leshan for this impressive Giant Buddha is a must for whoever wants to see the marvels of China in this region. Better to start early in the morning, 8 am, to avoid the crowd and enjoy this marvellous place. One good advice: when you go down by the stairs along the Buddha, pay attention to the... More 

Thank Thierry R
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130 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

If you are in chengdu, you cannot miss this attraction. Do not go during public holidays as many locals will be there and it can be dangerous when you walk down the long windy stairs down to the feet of the buddha if it gets too crowded. We were lucky to be there before the qingming weekend and hence the... More 

1 Thank Kyokokimura
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Ok, you might have to wait for a while to get in, but it is definitely worth the wait, for any visitor to Leshan this is the one place one has to see. In case of visiting in the hot summer period, be sure to bring some water since it will be more pricy to buy once inside (and it... More 

Thank Jimmy_Swe
Brooklyn, New York, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Seeing the Buddha from the boat is probably the best way to truly understand the size of it. People standing in front of the statue only came up to its toes. The walking to see the Buddha is a long trek going up and down narrow stairs

1 Thank arubalad
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

So cool!! I really enjoyed the view!! Try to go early so you beat the crowed, and give yourself some time to explore the rest of the park (cost extra to go in to some temples and more Buddhas, but well worth it! ¥80 extra I think) We had 3hours to walk around and it wasn't enough for us (we... More 

4 Thank annaedlund83
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We did a very worthwhile day trip from Chengdu to see the Giant Buddha (71 metres high) we arrived by local bus to the Town near the Buddaha (you won't have trouble finding a bus) We then went down to the wharf and there is a choice of boats that will take you out to view the Buddha from the... More 

1 Thank John H
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

When you get to see the big Buddha and it is enormous there are these great signs everywhere that made us all laugh, they go something like " life is precious and special no need to be close to the edge" and other gems. I suppose that wasn't what we were meant to remember about the Buddha but that and... More 

2 Thank Nicki W

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