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Address: Shizhong District, Leshan 614000, China
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Afternoon is the Best

We had a great time exploring the area. We arrived in the afternoon which turned out to the best time of the day to go. No lines, not a big crowd, and it ended up being perfect.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2016
Josh - Liz W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

We had a great time exploring the area. We arrived in the afternoon which turned out to the best time of the day to go. No lines, not a big crowd, and it ended up being perfect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Lovely lush area with beautiful scenery. The boat tour and climbing the mountain is a great experience. If you have to skip one, do the climb. Take time to enjoy the temple. Preferably with a guide. There is lots to see and do but most signage is in Chinese

Thank Kristina B
Penang, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The giant Buddha of Leshan is quite a sight. It's was much easier for us to see it from the water by ferry than to do the hike up the stairs ( a few hundred steps) along with the hundred of other tourists. That said, I think the safety of the ferries could be better. The river current is very... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

We visited on a Wednesday, leaving Chengdu at 7:00am. Private driver. 700 RMB - which is pretty expensive but didn't want a tour and only had today. A bit rainy so took us about 2.5 hours to get there. No crowds and no wait. Maybe the rain. Maybe this isn't high season. Think we were extremely lucky. 90 RMB. Entered... More 

1 Thank MelindaBrett
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Visiting Chegdu, going to Leshan for this impressive Giant Buddha is a must for whoever wants to see the marvels of China in this region. Better to start early in the morning, 8 am, to avoid the crowd and enjoy this marvellous place. One good advice: when you go down by the stairs along the Buddha, pay attention to the... More 

Thank Thierry R
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

If you are in chengdu, you cannot miss this attraction. Do not go during public holidays as many locals will be there and it can be dangerous when you walk down the long windy stairs down to the feet of the buddha if it gets too crowded. We were lucky to be there before the qingming weekend and hence the... More 

1 Thank wonghuihua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Ok, you might have to wait for a while to get in, but it is definitely worth the wait, for any visitor to Leshan this is the one place one has to see. In case of visiting in the hot summer period, be sure to bring some water since it will be more pricy to buy once inside (and it... More 

Thank Jimmy_Swe
Brooklyn, New York, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Seeing the Buddha from the boat is probably the best way to truly understand the size of it. People standing in front of the statue only came up to its toes. The walking to see the Buddha is a long trek going up and down narrow stairs

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

So cool!! I really enjoyed the view!! Try to go early so you beat the crowed, and give yourself some time to explore the rest of the park (cost extra to go in to some temples and more Buddhas, but well worth it! ¥80 extra I think) We had 3hours to walk around and it wasn't enough for us (we... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We did a very worthwhile day trip from Chengdu to see the Giant Buddha (71 metres high) we arrived by local bus to the Town near the Buddaha (you won't have trouble finding a bus) We then went down to the wharf and there is a choice of boats that will take you out to view the Buddha from the... More 

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