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Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)

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Carved out of a hill, the largest Buddha in the world dates back to the 8th century.
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No.2435 Lingyun Street, Shizhong District, Leshan 614000, China
+86 833 230 2048
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The giant buddha was under renovation due to a crack in the chest. The ticket was half-price and visitorship was also not as many as expected. We only managed to see the head but it is magnificient enough.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very Grand Buddha, but it is under maintenance. We took boat tour to view the Buddha, very impress with how it was built.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Danny8415
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The giant buddah is being repaired and scaffolding obscures most of the structure. Came here exclusively to see the giant buddah only to realize it was a waste of our time given the extent of the scaffolding around the buddah. Only a portion of the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
6  Thank joe4037
Reviewed January 20, 2019

It is a beautiful sight seeing this ginormous carved Buddha. There are lots of people trying to climb the stairs. Make sure you do the boat ride to get a good view of the entire Buddha. Boat ride is very short but scenic and well...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank Betty C
Reviewed January 16, 2019

The statue was under restoration when we went there, but even partly covered by scaffolding the statue is a marvel to behold! We saw it by boat, you can also hike the statue. If you want to see Mt. Emei in the same day it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank burkongla
Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

Very nice place and scenic area. The nature is beautiful and you can see and explore a lot. A lot of different caves and statues. There are some shops and restaurants. The prices are ok. Two things to complain about. The Giant Buddha was under...More

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank chbieck
Reviewed December 12, 2018

This rock carving, set high up above the Dadu River east of Chengdu, is simply beautiful and stunning. It's best to view first from a boat and then walk up to the top. It's an easy walk up and worth it for the views of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Robyn12
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

The buddha is for sure worth a visit but not at the moment. Until the end of the maintenance i don't recommend to go there! Not only the buddha is covered (completely except of the head and feet) but also some parts of the park...More

Date of experience: December 2018
8  Thank Tony407324
Reviewed November 30, 2018

The Buddha would have been magnificent but right now most of the statue is covered by scaffold and green tarp. Only the head is currently visible( may not be next month)

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank NHANNGUYEN2036
Reviewed November 25, 2018

My wife and I (both over 60) traveled around China on our own. We stayed at a hotel in Chengdu and took the early train to Leshan. Not much help in announcements being written or spoken in English. Always travel with your destination written in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank ericbranx
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October 9, 2018|
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Response from Jkak | Reviewed this property |
I bought my tickets in cash from the ticket offices in front of the main entrance. Unless they changed it since September.
September 9, 2018|
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Response from seevalid | Reviewed this property |
You have to get to Leshan City - takes about 2 hours from Chengdu. Ask for the tour boat deck.