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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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Beautiful scenery. But avoid the crowds.

This is marvelous. The Giant Buddha is at the junction of two rivers, and can be seen from land as well as from the river. Do not try to take the steps: often too crowded.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

This is marvelous. The Giant Buddha is at the junction of two rivers, and can be seen from land as well as from the river. Do not try to take the steps: often too crowded.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is well worth the visit, spectacular that it has survived all the troubles since being built, it's a great piece to see and definitely catch the history, take the boats and take lots of pics, there is a little restaurant which I can't remember at the harbour which serves great food before and after your trip...

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I suppose it's one of those things you have to see before you pop your clogs, but make sure you pick the right time and weather conditions, DO NOT go there on a weekend or you will spend a long time queuing . you have basically 2 options: you can choose the river cruise which take you straight there (70... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Grand Buddha of Leshan is more than 2 hours from Chengdu, the road is no problem (toll) It is a favorite place for Chinese people, so it can be extremely full of people on the narrow steps!! You have to climb a lot of steps!! The most beautifull view you have from the river with the trip (1/2 hour)... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very grand and worth visiting. However, recommend to take the boat instead of climbing stairs. Spend about two hours queuing up.

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Beijing Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed visiting as a side trip to the trip to Chengdu. It was 2 hours from the Shangri-La, but I think well worth the drive. Start with a 30 minute boat tour (really the only way to see the Buddha with any perspective), then take the drive up to the park leading up to the walk up /down and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

It's an excursion you can do from Chengdu 2 days : 1 for the big Buddha, 1 for emei shan. It's 2 hours and half drive from Chengdu Concerning the big Buddha, the head, the hands and the feet are well restored To walk around there is a queue of 2 hours. There is a faster solution with the boat... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The site is way too crowded, and there isn't a lot of very interesting things to see. After you see the giant Buddha, that's pretty much it. We could have seen it coming. This place is really overrated.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We took short boat cruise which had a short wait and gave a very good view of Buddha. Walked up to head for a good view of Buddha head and interesting monastery. Line was well over 3 hours to get to the top of the stairs to go base so we skipped it. Buddha is impressive but many large Buddhas... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Rock carving wonder not far from Chengdu. too many tourists. Take some time at night to explore street food, or 'night beer', famous in Sichuan Province.

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