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Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)

No.2435 Lingyun Street, Shizhong District, Leshan 614000, China
0833-2302048
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Ranked #1 of 48 Attractions in Leshan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Cultural
Owner description: Carved out of a hill, the largest Buddha in the world dates back to...
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Cultural
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

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

4 of us hired a car (with driver) and travelled 1.5 hr from Chengdu to Leshan on a Wednesday morning @7:30am. The day-trip journey was smooth as the road is well-paved. I was looking forward to the visit, as Leshan Big Buddha was built more than 1,000years ago, during the Tang Dynasty! It was carved out of a cliff face... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Took the bus from Chengdu to Leshan. From outside the bus depot I took the #13 bus which takes you to across the road from the main entrance to the grounds of where the Buddha is located. Follow the signs up the mountain. From the top, there are a steep set of stairs that take you down to his feet.... More 

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new hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Although the bus trip from Chengdu was a bit lengthy, it was very easy. Just go to the bus station and buy a ticket to Leshan. At the leshan bus station (Shao Ba) it's amouth a 7 minute and 8 rmb cab ride to the docks. We took the river boat tour instead of hiking throughout the buddha. We had... More 

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We visited the Giant Buddha as part of our tour. While we had a boat to ourselves, a few minutes in front of the statue -- impressive as it is -- is not really worth almost five hours back and forth from Chengdu. I would have preferred to do something else with that amount of time.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This was a disappointment. It's a 2 hour drive from the Chengdu airport. On arrival in Leshan, you board an old, run-down boat, don a stinky life vest and travel about 10 minutes (standing-no seats) out onto the polluted river to see the Giant Buddha. There were at least a half a dozen other boats just waiting in front of... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We went to see the Buddha as part of a tour of China. Unfortunately the weather wasn't kind to us so the photos we took are pretty hazy. We went on the boat trip, which was OK, but the boat did not stop for long in front of the Buddha. The front part of the boat was roped off and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We've visited this place on a rainy day that was also very crowded with a lot of chinese rude groups. The giant budhaa was nice but not a must. It was very impressive but not worth wasting half a day on it. Visit there only if you're around and if it's not crowded.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

As a part of a tour we took a boat( they leave every few minutes) along the river to see the giant Buddha. It was a rainy, misty day as many days are in this region. The views were beautiful through the mist. The boat stops in front of the Buddha for picture taking. If you have the opportunity take... More 

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Livorno, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Da Fo is a giant statue of a sitting Buddha (71 meters) carved along the river. There are two ways to visit it: on foot from the mountain and by boat. Our guide suggested us to take the boat, because you have a better view from it, and so we did. The size and beauty of the statue left us... More 

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