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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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We caught the ferry as we were short on time. 70 CNY, and about 30mins. But you see the impressive Buddha from the water which allows for good views. The walk also looked good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We caught the ferry as we were short on time. 70 CNY, and about 30mins. But you see the impressive Buddha from the water which allows for good views. The walk also looked good. But I was happy with my boat trip

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Didn't do the boat ride. First thing was to get down the stairs to see the buddha. then i spent a few hours walking around. Very nice places. Interesting fishing villa on the other side of the attraction.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We bought bus tickets for Leshan at Xinnanmen bus station in Chengdu and after passing ticket check up we were directed towards a car. First we thought it was a mistake, because we expected and paid for a bus, but after clearing the situation with the officials at the bus station we sat in the car with several other Chinese... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Got the boat ride first- its quite expensive but you get a great view of the buddha and appreciate its scale. When you get into the park there are stairs at the top of the buddha that take you to the bottom but the queue was really long so we did n't go down. Still got spectuclar views. Very strange... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I went there on a Thursday afternoon leaving from Chengdu to leshan by bus ( two hours ride - about 92 Rmb roundtrip) The Buddha is really talk and has some scenic spot where you can stop and take some pictures with it . You start from the head ( you climb from behind ) and then you start going... More 

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Singspore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

It took about 3.5 hours to drive to the Giant Buddha, and then we decided to take the boat trip to see the Buddha from the water rather than join the May weekend crowds climbing up and down - luckily as it looked really busy with small stairways. The boat ride had a queue of about an hour with some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I went to the bus station in Chengdu and a car took me and some Chinese people to the gate of the whole park. The travel was around 2 hrs long. It was raining and it was not rally crowded. Enormous park with a lot of monuments of different Gods and Goddess. I was on my own and I enjoy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The most impressive sight awaits. A must visit when visiting Chengdu, Sichuan, at 71m tall it is the world's tallest Buddha. It can be viewed from a river cruise. It dates back to 713AD and took over a few decades to build. And further down the river you will get to see an Invisible Sleeping Buddha, located on the side... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

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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