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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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Must see. You do not need a tour guide.

This is the reason you go to Leshan (or at least the non-food reason). You do not need help going through this sight. It is pretty self-explanatory. Give yourself some extra... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Chengdu, China
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This is the reason you go to Leshan (or at least the non-food reason). You do not need help going through this sight. It is pretty self-explanatory. Give yourself some extra time to wander around the grounds, the nature is quite nice. You will find yourself surrounded by plenty of Buddhist statues on the way to the big guy. The... More 

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Guerande, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Visited a morning in march 2015, the was incredibly quiet and peaceful. No expected crowd to admire the Giant Buddha. And only 50RMB/pers for entrance fee off season! Beautiful river view despite the fog, amazing sightseeing with plenty of historical buildings. Dont miss Haoshang bridge after south gate to head to Wuyou temple on a small island. Temples, pagodas, bonzai... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

We went from chengdu with the bus to the bus stop xinan lu station from there on you have to walk back to a big building on your left. This is where you can buy your tickets to leshan for 52 yuan per person, we went with a type of minivan which took 2,5 hour to reach leshan. Our friendly... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Really nice day spent at the Giant Buddha! We travelled during spring festival and it wasn't busy at all! It's worth every penny and you could easily spend the whole day there! It was very well organised but the sign posts in the park are pretty bad and it's pretty easy to get lost! You can but two tickets one... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is absolutely amazing place, we paid for entrance half of price because it was winter and they have some kind of discount. I think is better to see buddha more close. Instead of big buddha you can see a lot of scenery places and temples, for example in the east gate, the bridge is very picturesque, also it s... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We got a cab o Leshan from Emeishan (100 RMB). The entrance was 50 RMB, queues were very long but worth it. Just bear in mind that there are lots of slippery steps thus people with mobility difficulties would struggle a lot!

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It's like 2 hrs 30 mins drive from chengdu..... The best thing is the giant Buddha.....& it's really huge ..... But if you wanna get a good view then stand iin for 2-3 hrs......or you wanna take boat from downtown & get a good view from the lake.....not much hiking ....just walking...try to stay till d evening ....you can see... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Pretty much what it says on the tin! If you want to see a giant buddha from a boat then roll-up! Its pretty impressive for what it is.

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I took the high speed train from Leshan to Chengdu. It took me about 1h20 to reach the Chengdu East Station. There is about one train every hour until very late. The first train leaves Chengdu at 7h20 a.m. Taking the train is very straightforward. There is a website where you can buy tickets but it's in Chinese. Going to... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The 71-metre stone Buddha statue is the tallest Buddha Statue in the world. Built during the Tang Dynasty the it had taken three generations of carvers. As the statue is carved on a cliff face by the river bed one of the best ways to view this amazing statue is by boat. Of course for those who are more adventurous... More 

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