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Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)

Address: No.2435 Lingyun Street, Shizhong District, Leshan 614000, China
Phone Number: 0833-2302048
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Ranked #1 of 47 Attractions in Leshan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Carved out of a hill, the largest Buddha in the world dates back to...
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Carved out of a hill, the largest Buddha in the world dates back to the 8th century.
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I read all about the Buddha being the largest but nothing can prepare you for this HUGE AMAZING Buddha carved in the rock face. The Buddha was the positioned to watch over the boats to save them from the rivers fast flowing waters, where many people had lost their lives. It took 3 generations to complete the carving of the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

The day itself was a great day out from Chengdu. Some advice from us: 1) We took the bus from Xinnanmen Bus Station in Chengdu to Leshan - it was 45¥ and around 2 hours. The number 13 local bus then goes from the front of the bus station to the Buddha entrance and is 1¥. It takes about 20/30... More 

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Hong Kong
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

this huge Buddha is nearly 30 stories tall and over 1200 years old. It's astounding that such a marvel could be created in such beauty using the techniques and tools of that time. There are two parts to the scenic site, one is the Buddha and one is to the park and mountain behind it. They are charged seperately, do... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

Visiting this Buddha has been my greatest adventure! From a three hour bus ride from Chengdu to Leshan, the experience one of a kind. The Buddha is AMAZING! It's a bit of a walk to get to it (about 20 minutes from the parks entrance) but well worth it! Definitely take the stairs down the face of the Buddha, it's... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Of course you know the Buddha already from pictures, but its still impressive to see it. Not only the size of the Buddha, but also everything around it. The stairs are worn down and uneven, which means you really have to pay attention while walking them up/down. BUT everything there feels really authentic. If you leave the area in the... More 

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shanghai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It was about 2 hr drives from Chengdu to Leshan Budha scenic area. We got there around before noon. It was park where you need to go take steps (no elevator) and no wheelchair access. There is no mobile kart to take you to the mountain top either, so be prepare for walks on the steps which could be difficult... More 

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Bridgeton, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We went by bus from ChengDu to Leshan. When we got to Leshan it was raining, and foggy and smoggy. The boats to the Great Buddha were not even running, so, we had to go have lunch before we went to the Buddha. The lunch was one of the better ones on the trip. LOL! I tried to take our... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA, USA
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I think it's on par with the Great Wall and the Pyramid as a world heritage site! ... Nothing else anywhere like it. The tallest (71 meters or 77 yards), over 3/4 of a football (American) field standing height Buddha in the WORLD! ... The second tallest was destroyed by the Taliban by the way. Starting Jan 2015, there is... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

To see this budda you go on a small boat. Off you go and it takes about 1/2 hour, not that wonderful. What more can I say? The birds on the river were interesting.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Marvelous! Cant believed how the early people could have done it. The mountains beside do formed the picture of a sleeping buddha when seeing in an angle.

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