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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: 0833-2302048
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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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A priceless cultural heritage

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is an attraction not to be missed. The largest stone Buddha in the world said to be 71 meters tall and 28 meters wide. At such humongous size, I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is an attraction not to be missed. The largest stone Buddha in the world said to be 71 meters tall and 28 meters wide. At such humongous size, I believe it is best admired from a distance. We opted for the boat ride rather than the steep climb to the cliff. The boat brought... More 

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Beijing, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the site on the last day of a trip to Chengdu to see the pandas, and was highly disappointed. It was crowded and the queue to descend the stairs was over 2 hours long. It's a 1+ hour train ride from the city, then a bus ride to the mountain. Saw the Buddha for a few minutes, which was... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best time to go there is 4pm. We were almost alone. Perfect for picture and to appreciate the place with out a massive crowd by your side. I will recommend this place to anyone that come to Chengdu or Leshan. We paid 1yen the bus to get there from Lesham main bus station and 90yen the entrance fee.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must do from the boat and walking up. Look at it first from the boat to get perspective and then look at it from the top. We did not go down till the legs as there was a huge line but from the top itself it looked amazing. We did several other of the temples around there.... More 

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Solo, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just take a 30minutes rivercruise...the weather was a bit hot but it was worth the heat. The Giant Buddha statue was huge and beautiful...signs of ancient and the magnitude of buddhism can be felt throughout the journey. We took several full body of the Buddha...we didnt manage to actually climb it but it was ok. Watch out for the... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My tour operator took us on a short cruise on the river to see the giant buddha. It is probably the best option if you'd like to take a picture of yourself and the whole of the buddha statue (I don't think you can do it if you stand right below the statue). The boat will stop in front of... More 

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London
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first day of our holiday so we were probably niaeve but the taxi driver didn't take us to the Buddha but to the other side of the water - where we got a ferry at an extortionate rate that simply drove over to the Buddha and dropped its anchor. Not a massive tourist area so no one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The unfortunate thing was that we kinda came 2.5 hours before closing and were rushing through everything, but the advantage was that it was a weekday and there were no lines at all to see the giant buddha. You could go downstairs at your own pace. As much as I have heard the the boat ride is a total scam,... More 

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China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As I saw, from morning to approx 2:00pm there have hugh people means you need to queue approx 1~2 hours for climb down to Buddha's feet( it was created from the mountain). You will climb up to top of the mountain as the Buddha's head; then climb down as Buddha's feet to view the whole Buddha; then climb up again... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was quite a drive out of Chengdu but well worth it. The enormity of it is quite staggering. As my wife is disabled we only took the boat trip.

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