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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: +86 833 230 2048
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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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Really a giant monument

One hillside itself is made as a Giant Budha. Massive size , yet the face remains tranquil. Worth seeing. Easy way is to go in front of the cliff in a boat.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One hillside itself is made as a Giant Budha. Massive size , yet the face remains tranquil. Worth seeing. Easy way is to go in front of the cliff in a boat.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just how they carved out this gigantic Buddha is amazing. It's really a piece of Art and so much ingenuity. It's really worth going and very easy to go there from Chengdu. It could be crowded during holidays and weekend so better go during the week.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just an amazing wonder of gigantic proportions. The giant stone sculpture faces Mount Emei, and two rivers join to flow below his feet. It is the largest stone Buddha in the world and it reputed to be the tallest pre-modern statue in the world. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A definite must see if you are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's really worth seeing. Very easy to get there and to walk around. My advice: go there from Monday to Thursday. We went there on Monday and there were hardly any people. Everything was great. You don't need to walk a lot - it's quite fast and easy to get around. However, if you want to see the interesting tombs... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The humongous sitting Buddha carving is a very magnificent piece of history and artwork. It makes one wonder how the people at that time were able to complete such a feat carving it out from n the cliff. Walking up to the top of the hill was not that bad. Along the way, there were some small carvings on the... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a high speed train and it takes around 1hour to travel from Chengdu. the big buddha is located around 20mins taxi journey from the train station. and try to go early to avoid the crowd. it will be crowded by 10-11am.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there with my friends and we had a great time there. I have to say with the mysterious tales about Buddha, I felt the power of religion. The sculpture of the Buddha is really remarkable and I couldn’t help respecting the ancient people who built such an impossible work. After a long walking on the mountain, you will... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took a boat to view this ancient works. The Buddha was at least 18 storey high. Couldn't believe how this could be done in the ancient days. If u take a boat, u are able to see the full view of the Buddha and they also offer to take pics for u of cost at rmb20 each. Be careful as... More 

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George Town, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can either hike up the hill or take a boat tour to see the Giant Buddha. It is remarkable piece of work. From the boat you can get a good view of the area. A pity we couldn't hike up the hill due to time constraint

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommend the boat trip to see it from the water - that way you can see the full scale of it. There are also other carvings in the rock around it that can only be seen from the water. It is also possible to walk down many steps to the Buddha's feet and then back up as many steps but... More 

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