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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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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Day Trip to Giant Buddha from Chengdu

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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Thank Howard R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's definitely worth the trip, very impressive! We went in December for Christmas holiday so we thought we beat the crowds but it was still somewhat crowded. Fun trip! I recommend you bring comfortable shoes since there are a lot of stairs, despite the fact that the lady in front of us and her selfie-stick were having a serious photo... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very impressive site, but can be very crowded. Besides the Buddha itself the rest of the park is worth visiting, especially the Lingbao pagoda from the Tang Dynasty. For the best views do a boat trip

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the trip we took from emeishan to Leshan by van. Its about an hour drive. We paid 20 rmb per person. If you booked the whole van they will charge you 100 rmb. Then we took the boat ride for 70 rmb per person. Its bring you right to the foot of the giant buddha. Lovely view. Souveniors shop... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I made the hike out to leshan one afternoon and really enjoyed it. He is impressively big and carved into a wall of rock that looks over a river and the city of leshan. Built 1300 years ago, this is quite the achievement. There are a host of other night monasteries and carvings to enjoy. As I was in off... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you visit this location in high season, you will get a 1-1.5 hour queue. But if you have time, this is worth to see. Not really suitable for small child. Hidden treasure, there is several other giant Budha status in the complex, but there all inside caves, not many people know. You can ask local people/tour guide to show... More 

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