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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
Description: Carved out of a hill, the largest Buddha in the world dates back to the 8th century.
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penang
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

We took a private car from Chengdu so it was a pleasant and easy trip. Definitely a worth it experience to walk the hill. Although it could be slightly congested with the narrow stairs, I thoroughly enjoyed the walk down and the eventual climb back up. Do pay attention to the carvings on the side walls on the way down.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Great site - amazing to see. But do NOT go at the weekend. We got a good but polluted view from the river (it's a must to do the cruise view); but couldn't do the walk up and down because the queues would have taken 4 hours we didn't have. The pictures are a bit misleading - this is right... More

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Shenzhen, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Plan to spend several hours wandering around this site. The carving is amazing, but can take quite a while to see if it is crowded. Beverages are available at the park, but the food offering is limited. There are stairs up and down and up again, but well worth it. Don't miss the temple complex at the top.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I went to the Grand Buddha of Leshan about 2 years ago. Came from Chengdu by bus. Bus was actually really nice. There wasn't, in my opinion, good dining options around the Buddha so I would advise eating a hearty meal before you go! There is a lot to look at. A temple at the top, and if you venture... More

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Bundaberg
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38 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A day trip from Chengdu, I though we were doing a 30 minute boat ride to the Buddha then a 2 hour walk then a boat ride back. Not so!! The Buddha is terriic and well worth the visit, but be smart and know what you want. The quick boat ride out gives you a fantastic view of the carvings,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We went on a tour booked through our hostel, but took the boat ride out which is available to buy on the dock. Beware if you are nervous about being on the water, it is a bit scary when you are on the top deck. The boat trip itself is only about 15 mins long but you get a fantastic... More

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Burr Ridge, illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Its easy to reach from Chengdu Xinnamen bus station to Leshan, then by bus 13 directly to Budha. We were glad chinese couple told where to get off from bus. Its great walk site and we were couple times alone in surrounding forest. We liked not just Great Budha, but also the monasteries.

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Singapore
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The Buddha facade is majestic as it is serene - as it should be ... and have been through time immemorial. An awe inspiring sight to behold as it looms over you - as if it were about to swallow you up .. whole.The encounter is surreal, to say the least. 5 of us were booked for this visit by... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My family made a day trip to the Big Buddha by taking a bus from Xinanmen Bus station. There is no need to purchase bus tickets in advance. We arrived at the bus station about 6.45 am and paid RMB 54 a person (bus ticket ranged from RMB 47 to 54, depending on type of vehicle used). Our vehicle was... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I took a bus from Chengdu Xinnamen Bus Station to Leshan Transport Center. The bus ticket costs RMB 47. From the bus stop outside Leshan Transport Center, I took another public bus no. 13 to Leshan Big Buddha. The bus fare for the Bus no. 13 costs only RMB 1. It runs for about 13 bus stops before it stopped... More

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