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Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)

No.2435 Lingyun Street, Shizhong District, Leshan 614000, China
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Ranked #1 of 48 Attractions in Leshan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Monuments/ Statues
Description: Carved out of a hill, the largest Buddha in the world dates back to the 8th century.
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Layer de la Haye, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We took the bus from Chengdu (turn up at Xinnanmen Bus Station, buy a ticket get on the next available bus, free (i.e. grab the best seat you can) seating. 47 Yuan each). Once we got to Leshan, we took a minibus to Leshan Giant Buddha (5 Yuan each, they were just waiting for the bus to turn up). This... More

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Woodmere, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We were situated in Guilin and it took two hours each way to drive to Leshan to see the Buddha. It was a nice sight to see but was not worth the travel time. Do it only if you have extra time. In hindsight, we would have skipped it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

If you are in Chengdu you should not miss it and make trip to see Leshan Giant Buddha. It is really worth to go there. Not only giant Buddha but also temples around are amazing. Be prepared for lots of tourists as this is one of must see in China. We had to wait around 1 hour in the queue... More

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Skien, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Visited in march 2013. Had a short boat ride to get a good look at Da Fo. Was lucky, no long waith for the boat to go, and not crowded. With the history along, it's impresive what they have made. And from the boat you get a good view. Maybe we should done the walking as well to get close... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The giant buddah was well worth making the trip from the base in Chengdu to see. Be prepared for a work out as there is first a good few hills to climb to the temples around Da Fo. The temples themselves are amazing and worth a visit. There are some tight stairs that might not be suitable for everyone -... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Many people make the mistake (like us) of thinking that there is just the giant Buddha here to see, but there are many temples, gardens and other small things doted around the site, included in your entrance price (bring student card for 50% student discount). These are well worth the relaxing wonder around; you see Buddhist monks and worshippers, the... More

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Workington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This place was definitely on the itinerary to visit ans I am so pleased that we visited. We did not go on an organised tour but just took the public bus from Chengdu. This bus leaves very early in the morning but was well worth it to mingle with locals. The bus takes you to Leshan and we just got... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I would summarised as I've learnt alot about Buddhism along the way up to the top. That's because I've got a great tour guide that explains very detail about this place. Amazing stories about the statue and worth the climb all the way up and down

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I was sick and tired and my boyfriend wanted me to trek to go and see this 'Supercool giant buddha'. My conditions on going were that it had to be 'really giant, really old and complete'. Boy, was I impressed when I got there! It was humungous! There were queues of people but it was a great sight to behold.... More

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Nuremberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We arrived late 30 mins before closing and hurried to the top for the views, there was still a queue on the line for the stairs down to the feet so we waited and took some more photos. It was worth it and had the whole place for ourselves, no one on the stairs and could walk out slowly without... More

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