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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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Big Buddha

Beautiful history to learn about. Right on a river. The stairs and steep and there are quite a lot. You can hire a tour guide if you want one. Great pictures can be taken at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful history to learn about. Right on a river. The stairs and steep and there are quite a lot. You can hire a tour guide if you want one. Great pictures can be taken at the food of the buddha. Make sure you touch his foot for good luck!

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The man carved Giant Buddha was worth a visit. We did not walk down the steps as were not in a fit state to walk up the same number of steps. The view from the river boat is a must. You get the full grandeur.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This huge Buddha statue seems to be very popular amongst tourists & locals with many actually climbing the over 70 meters (200 feet) statue which will take nearly the whole day. To get a better view it was easier to take an hour boat cruise which allowed some time for passengers to take photos of the whole statute. According to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We took a very small boat ride to get to this ancient wonder. To think something this old has stood the test of time out in the weather. There is another way to visit this Buddha and that's via a great big climb, glad we went by boat. Totally worth having a look at

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Le Shan Giant Buddha is really impressive. Carved during the Tang dynasty more than 1000 years ago. Best view from the cruise ride from the river. The closer you get to the Buddha, the more impressive it looks. There are stairways to climb up the structure behind the giant Buddha, These stairways are meant for the workers during the construction.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I took a plane to Chengdu and a bullet train to Leshan and spent one night here (FODI Inn) just to visit Da Fo. It was totally worth the travels to see this in person. I arrived at the Leshan train station around 3:30 because of flight delays, so I went straight to the site. The timing actually worked out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Of course the enormous stone Buddha (tallest statue until the 20th Century!) and its history are really spectacular, but the area includes some other interesting sights that you should make time for. Mt. Lingyun and Mt. Wuyuo are joined by the Haoshang Bridge and a network of walkways can take you to cave tombs, Wuyuo Temple, Lingyun Temple, and Lingbao... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

There are two ways to visit this place - from the river or by foot. We took the cruise and swing over to side of the mountain. The trip is about 30 to 45 minutes. Do wear the lifejacket. Take the top level of the boat since that is the best place to take pictures. Don't forget to catch the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We stopped here in our way back from Mount Emei to ChengDu. 1 hour is enough time for you to take the boat and get the pictures. The boat ride takes less than 30 min and costs RMB 70

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We went here for a day trip from Chengdu. The lines are super long, but as the largest standing pre-modern structure, it is quite impressive! Head through the entire park, check out the different stones with large red calligraphy, enjoy the views from the face of mount emei towards the river and overlooking the towns!

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Address: Address: No.2435 Lingyun Street, Shizhong District, Leshan 614000, China
Phone Number: 0833-2302048
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Sichuan  >  Leshan
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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