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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
No.2435 Lingyun Street, Shizhong District, Leshan 614000, China
+86 833 230 2048
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Reviewed 4 days 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.

1  Thank maxiea2018
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

3  Thank rburngreen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

2  Thank erickwcs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

3  Thank Danielwongkaifai
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank betteskid
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located at Leshan about a 2 hour drive from Chengdu. It is carved into the side of the cliffs of the river and is the largest stone Buddha in China. Built originally 1300 years ago for local people in an attempt to stop the flooding...More

Thank Rvwr2012
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today. Chose to take the boat which is 70 yuan and stops for quite some time right out front of it. You get a great view and is perfect for taking many pics. I advise doing this. I would of gone inside but read...More

6  Thank Joanne c
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

allow 1-2 hours at the site including line up if you’re planning to walk to the foot of the buddha and take a picture. after the entrance, you go up a set of stairs which is part of the whole site that had tiny buddha...More

Thank karahsong
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

The Buddha is impressive, BUT it is under renovation until February 2019... It means we cannot access bottom of the Buddha. And it will be covered by scaffolds soon. Plus some other monuments in parc are closed, under renovation too. Obviously they did not say...More

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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.