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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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+86 833 230 2048
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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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Super Giant Buddha

This is the biggest Buddha that I've seen in my life.It's also one of world heritage side by UNESCO.It's also very ancient.I wonder how they built it in the past.You don't need to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is the biggest Buddha that I've seen in my life.It's also one of world heritage side by UNESCO.It's also very ancient.I wonder how they built it in the past.You don't need to go there by boat,but it requires a lot of walk and climb,good exercise ;)

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Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful sight and definitely worth the visit, some of the walkways nearby are a little tight which can be daunting when you've got pushy Chinese people in front and behind you though! But, its popular so it didnt surprise us that there would be large crowds!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Leshan 50m high Buddha is the largest outdoor Buddha in china which was carved out of a hill. One can ride a boat to watch it from the boat or just to the Buddha and climb Up the side of Buddha. Definitely a must-see

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's very very very nice! I went there in December, around 11:30 and we were only 20 people... I don't know if because it winter but was amazing! It's the only one reason to go in Chengdu, easy to take a train from Chengdu and then a bus and you are arrived! For lunch you can eat out from the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing feature, so big! The Oriental Buddha Park next to it is definitely worth a look too, huge caves full of impressive statues and carvings. But disappointed that you have to pay extra to go into see Leshan Great Buddha, misleading when you enter the Oriental Park - 80rmb to go there. But then you get to near the Great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

I had one day off in Chengdu and went to visit the Giant Buddha in Leshan - the weather decided to cooperate and we actually saw the sun for the first time this week. The two hour car ride was uneventful and there isn't much to see on the road between Chengdu and the famous Buddha. Our driver had warned... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

It is about 2 hour by road from Chengdu city. Your best bet is to take a guided tour from tour operators in Chengdu. If not, you can get a private taxi for the day. Enter from north gate. Walk thru the park with lot of Buddha monuments. Lots of steps - so be prepared. There is a bypass route... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Traveling by bus, its take about 2 and half hours to reach destination and totally worth it. Other option is the speed train ( 1 hour trip) . Take few step up to the hill ( 333 step to be exact) , along the way some story hidden behind the mountain. Once you reach, the big Giant Buddha head on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

Leshan giant buddha is one of the world heritage - unesco site. I should take small boat (ferry) to get across the river to see the giant Buddha. The tour itself only took 45 minutes. If u already arrive in leshan, u should see this tourism site

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

The nine turns staircase is very narrow and steep set not recommend to seniors. In the list of World Heritages Sites by UNESCO best seen from a river boat.

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