We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)

1,386 Reviews

Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)

1,386 Reviews
Get the full experience and book a tour
Recommended
Our most popular tours and activities
Tours & Sightseeing
Browse our largest collection of experiences
Private & Custom Tours
Flexible itineraries and personal experiences
Cultural & Theme Tours
Get to the heart of the local character
Day Trips & Excursions
Short trips beyond city limits made easy
•••
Browse
1,386Reviews28Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 697
  • 504
  • 149
  • 23
  • 13
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
tony12cu wrote a review Jul 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia3,190 contributions245 helpful votes
+1
One must see this by getting on a boat (there are plenty that offers this service, almost like a train of shuttle boats). The rapid flow of the river, the merging of two rivers, and then the awesome big statue. Take it in... Make sure your memory card is enough for the videos and pix.
Read more
Date of experience: August 2019
Helpful
Share
Sara S wrote a review Mar 2020
Glendale, Colorado118 contributions38 helpful votes
We were in China over the New Year and during the Corona virus scare so the crowds probably weren't as bad as normal. It did take us 30 minutes to start our decent down the 250 steps. At the beginning of the walk there was a sign that said 2.5 hrs from this point. Glad we didn't start from that point. The steps are a bit steep. Just remember what goes down must eventually go up the same way. No elevator or handicap accessible way up or down. Beware that at the ticket office and once you enter the park you will be approached to have a tour guide. This is not needed. Loved this site! Enjoyed the statue, the pagodas, the gardens, the temple, and the walk out the south gate. We rented a car service to take the 5 of us the 100 miles to Leshan from Chengdu. The trains were booked. Book trains early as possible.
Read more
Date of experience: January 2020
Helpful
Share
Joel K wrote a review Feb 2020
Vancouver, Canada2,836 contributions474 helpful votes
We visited on a very overcast day. The Buddha was carved and conceived 1300 years ago. It took 90 plus years to build and is 71 meters tall. It is on the Yangtze River. It is made of sandstone. It was built by a Monk who raised all of the money. But a local greedy officer wanted all of the money. Instead of giving him the money he gave up his eyes.
Read more
Date of experience: October 2019
Helpful
Share
Dan S wrote a review Jan 2020
Portsmouth, New Hampshire86 contributions19 helpful votes
+1
Even on an off day during the week outside of the tourist season, it's crowded! The visit was all worth it when we finally walked down the stairs to the foot of the Buddha. It was not too crazy and there was room to breathe and relax to enjoy the beautiful sight. It was quite amusing to see people ask the Monk for prayers and pay by WeChat!
Read more
Date of experience: October 2019
Helpful
Share
rajuprc wrote a review Dec 2019
Guntur, India67 contributions13 helpful votes
My desire to see Panda took me to Chengdu . From Chengdu it is one hour by train to leshan . Carved out of mountain Cliff is this marvelous statue of Budha in a sitting pose. 210 mtr Height Budha is wonderful sight to visit. To see full view you have to take a boat ride in the river .
Read more
Date of experience: November 2019
Helpful
Share
Previous
Frequently Asked Questions about Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)