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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 days ago

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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
3  Thank Tony407324
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Thank ericbranx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
1  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
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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
3  Thank rburngreen
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Very nice view, but the best way to get some pictures are: 1 - Do the boat tour FIRST, before even get in the place 2 - Now go inside and enjoy the rest of the day. Basically the queue is huge inside and you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank erickwcs
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

You can only see the head. Rather use the money and pay for the boat to see everything. You can’t go down to the feet!

Date of experience: October 2018
5  Thank Danielwongkaifai
Reviewed October 24, 2018

This Buddha is huge and carved into the rock wall, along with two guardians. I think it is best seen from one of the boats that take visitors by the giant statue. It is also possible to walk up to area, but the path looks...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 Seevali D | Reviewed this property |
You have to get to Leshan City - takes about 2 hours from Chengdu. Ask for the tour boat deck.