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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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Glad I didn't do the boat tour

The train is about one hour from Chengdu to LeShan. I took a train at 7:30, arrived 8:30. Bus number 3 took about 45 minutes. Listen for "leshan da fo" or ask the bus driver if... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
pakuhn6
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Shanghai, China
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Happily, there were no queues when we arrived at around 9:45am (late September). We took the 8am bus from Baoguo Station in Emei (¥11), which takes an hour. The number 13 city bus leaves from outside the bus station (nearside of the road) and takes about 40 minutes to reach the Big Buddha ticket office. Shortly after leaving the station,... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The train is about one hour from Chengdu to LeShan. I took a train at 7:30, arrived 8:30. Bus number 3 took about 45 minutes. Listen for "leshan da fo" or ask the bus driver if you aren't sure. After I arrived and ate breakfast/bought water (there are a few restaurants across from the ticket booth) it was around 10... More 

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Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are two ways to see the giant Buddha. First option is to walk down very steep stairs, lots of very steep stairs, or to take a boat. If you have any issues with heights, then definitely avoid the steps. The boat gives you a much better view and only costs a few dollars. To help you decide check out... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you get there go straight to the line to see the giant Buddha, because this could take a while if it's crowded. After that explore the rest of the park, very beautiful, nice pictures, temples. You can spend from 2 to 5 hours. It will depend on how much you want to see and walk!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have the time, definitely come and see the Big Buddha in Leshan - it's pretty spectacular. The path to climb down is quite narrow with large steps and a few viewing platforms along the way. We were lucky and did not have to wait very long to climb down to the Buddha's feet (our guide said it could... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited in mid September 2016, felt the Leshan Giant Buddha was definitely worth a day trip out of Chengdu. We hired a taxi for the day from Chengdu, cost us rmb850. It's approximately 2.5 hour drive from Chengdu to Leshan without traffic. We left Chengdu at 7:30, reached Leshan by 10am. We entered from the north gate, there was... More 

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit the giant buddha from Chengdu. Left Chengdu at 09:30 am by train and arrived after a claustrophobic bus ride at the sight at 11:55 am. Bought tickets and climbed the stairs to the head of the Buddha. There was a surprise; the waiting line for the path & boat ride was 3 hours. Due to the train schedule... More 

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Chengdu, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing sight. Expect to wait in a queue for at least 2 hours. Many steps to walk down then up. I would recommend the boat option if you don't like waiting or have trouble with walking up and down steps.

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Thank Ron G
Zwolle, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did take the train from ChenduDong to Lashan, there we took te public bus nr 13 (only 1rmb) to get to the Buddha, it was crowded but wurth it.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not really into these sorts of monuments , but it was part of a tour and the 2 hour coach drive from Chengdu was interesting. Used the opportunity to see the Buddha from the boat , which is probably the best option.

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