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Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)

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Address: No.2435 Lingyun Street, Shizhong District, Leshan 614000, China
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Phone Number: 0833-2302048
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Carved out of a hill, the largest Buddha in the world dates back to the 8th...

Carved out of a hill, the largest Buddha in the world dates back to the 8th century.

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Ok I have to admit that I was very skeptical about this place before I went there. I thought it would be another tourist trap but I was wrong. The giant Buddha is amazing but what... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Ok I have to admit that I was very skeptical about this place before I went there. I thought it would be another tourist trap but I was wrong. The giant Buddha is amazing but what I found even more amazing was the trail leading up to the Buddha, which featured beautiful caves and a really picturesque Chinese bridge. The... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I visited the Giant Buddha on a half-day excursion mid-way between Chengdu and Emeishan. Upon arrival in Leshan we were met by made "tour guides", we were very reluctant to agree to a tour as we were sure it would be both extortionate and probably a scam. Luckily we were able to negotiate a tour with a... More 

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Como, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we saw the long queu to climb down from the head to the feet of the Buddha I thought I was throwing away the little time I had to explore Leshan but I was wrong. The steps are narrow and clinged on the cliff with the river at your feet. View are amazing both towards Giant Buddha and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's so amazing to think that one man (Haitong the sculptor and monk) came up with the idea to sculpt this work of art into this fabulous red sandstone. It is quite breathtaking and the best way to see this fabulous Buddha is definitely from the river boat which you can get from Le Shan. The only thing I'll say... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very impressive, giant stone Buddha. Also the temple is very nice. The place is very crowded. Expect long queues if you want to go down to the feet of the Buddha. Maybe it's worth to have a look from a boat on the river.

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Xi'an, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Giant Buddha very impressive ! It took us almost 2 hour in queue to see giant Buddha from top to the bottom it was totally worth to be in queue ...the view form top to bottom is awesome we took lot of beautiful pictures , was very much impressed the it was build by monk thousand of years a go... More 

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Wuxi, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Buddha is a steep decent down and a big climb up the mountains either side however it was worth it, not only for the views of the Buddha on the way down but also to look up and see how big it actually is at the bottom! The park also has many other Buddhas to look at in different... More 

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Shenzhen, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in Chengdu this is a fantastic day trip! It's a few hours drive so get an early start. The Buddha at Le Shan is massive. It is said that it was built by a monk to appease the gods, who kept flooding the area and killing many people. Today it is unknown if the sacrifice of carving... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

He’s big and certainly special but the park, including the massive buddhas in caves (one in the cave of 1000 buddhas) are also amazing. For me, they were the highlight. There is a bit of walking and climbing involved but its relatively gentle and there are refreshments and toilets on route. We stayed in Leshan but, doing it again, I’d... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The giant buddha itself is pretty amazing, and worth the long queue (it actually moved pretty quickly anyway). I was worried that there wouldn't be anything else to do here, but the surroundings are beautiful and lovely to walk around, and there are lots of other buddha-related sights to see - worth spending a few hours here. I ate at... More 

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