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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 4 weeks ago

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
1  Thank Betty C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
1  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
1  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
1  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
6  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
2  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
2  Thank ericbranx
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

Restoration works being done. best to take a boat out so u get to see the whole structure & the convergence of 3 riverd in China. Get a good Guide who knows the history. Truly a sight to behold.

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank maxiea2018
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

Shelley, our super warm and friendly tour guide, made our last day in China a most memorable experience. She was so knowledgeable about the Giant Buddha, the construction of this incredible engineering feat, as well as the history of China and Buddhism’s influence. We learned...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 1katinav
Reviewed November 7, 2018

We took our bus about 2 hours out of Chengdu with a stop at a tea plantation to Leshan and a visit to the giant Buddha. The only way to view the largest Buddha in the world is by boat as the Buddha is across...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.