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Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)

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Address: No.2435 Lingyun Street, Shizhong District, Leshan 614000, China
Phone Number: 0833-2302048
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Description: Carved out of a hill, the largest Buddha in the world dates back to the...
Carved out of a hill, the largest Buddha in the world dates back to the 8th century.
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An amazing sight

This attraction is about an hour and a half from Chengdu and is well worth the visit. I did not attempt to take the crowded walk down to the foot of the Buddha, but enjoyed a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

This attraction is about an hour and a half from Chengdu and is well worth the visit. I did not attempt to take the crowded walk down to the foot of the Buddha, but enjoyed a leisurely cruise on the boat to get a great view of this amazing Buddha. The cruise itself is no more than 30 minutes, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Leshan home of the famous Stone Buddha on the riverbank, that has been carved out of the rock and stands 230 feet tall and dates back to 713AD. Is a giant when being approached by riverboat to gaze at the cliff face. This Buddha has taken well over 40 years over many difference Dynasties to complete.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

What an incredible experience is looking at the giant Buddha, with his 71 meters it is by far the tallest pre-modern statue in the world. i believe this masterpiece is for sure one of the must-see heritage in the world. it's really impressive and magnificent to see this buddah, how amazingly done it is, if we consider they have start... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We walked through the Buddha Capital Park (which was really nice) before coming here, so we ended up being at the official worst time of the day, noon. The whole place was packing with people and we had to queue for the stairs down to the feet of the buddha and then queue in the stairs as well. The Giant... More 

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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 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

It was crowded and long queue when I went there, waited for one and a half hour to walk down the staircases. The stairs were steep and not much spacious. Some irresponsible people just pee there. It was really disgusting. Only the Giant Buddha worth to have a look.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We went on a Friday morning after the tomb sweeping holidays had finished, so God only knows what it's like during a festival. We paid 550 yuan to visit the whole sight which took 3 hours. It was terribly busy up to the Buddha but quieter away from it. It was impressive but they could spend the extortionate entrance on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The Leshan Buddha is a must-see if you are in Leshan or Chengdu. It is very helpful to have a tour guide, as there are many superstitious do's and dont's that you would otherwise be unaware of. A tour guide will also explain the interesting history behind the Leshan Buddha and take care of your belongings when you go down... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We took a day tour from chengdu to leshan and emei shan. It was pretty empty when we arrived at leshan in the early morning. Had a pleasant walk down the side of the giant buddha. The climb up was a different story. According to the tour guide, height of the buddha is around 12 storeys. No wonder we were... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is an extremely impressive site, but do not under any circumstance come on a Chinese holiday weekend. We made this mistake with what seemed to be half the population of Chengdu. The line to buy ticket was nearly an hour, and the line to go to the bottom of the Buddha was 2 hours long. It was extremely crowded... More 

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