Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)

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Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)

Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Carved out of a hill, the largest Buddha in the world dates back to the 8th century.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Jesscee
Wuxi, China119 contributions
Something you should try at least Once .
Oct 2021
Who wouldn’t wanna see the world biggest Buddha statue, because its located on the outskirts of chengdu , you’d have to get a train to leshan , hopefully you can get them earliest possible or go there ahead of time (a day ). Upon arrival there is a bus that takes you straight to the location, where you’d get your ticket from the booths be sure to bring your passport . From there , i would advise taking the shuttle to the entrance, because the time you’d take to walk to the entrance , you could have already been in the line . And plus you can walk on your way back to capture some of the scenic views or traditional things they have for sale .
I went during the holidays , so I wouldn’t advise on that , but if you do , it took me about 3.5 hours get to the bottom . Don’t drink lots of water as you’ll be in the line for along time and you wont want to leave your spot. But reaching the bottom is totally worth it. You get to take lots of pics and see it for what it truly is beautiful. But man, the walk back up is not for the weak at heart nor for the ones who lack going to the gym, it is a piece of work.
Written October 11, 2021
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Zarza's Travels
China371 contributions
It rains = the buddah TOTALLY closes
Jul 2021 • Solo
Took a fast train from Chengdu (45 minutes) and then a taxi from the station (20 minutes) to arrive and find out the buddah was closed! Was literally 50m from it, but couldn't see it at all. Due to heavy ('heavy') rain they had closed the attraction and all the boats had stopped. Due to the position in the cliff, you can't see any of it (not even a toe!) unless you enter the ticket section and it had all been closed. A big shame! Then took 3 hours in a car to get back to Chengdu. A disappointing experience! I suggest contacting someone local to confirm whether it is open or not, I hadn't even considered it would be something they would close.
Written July 15, 2021
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Maxim B
Ottawa, Canada905 contributions
Great sight!
Apr 2021 • Family
Did this as a day trip from Chengdu. Drive down in the morning. Would recommend entering the site before 10am. By noon the line up to go down to the platform at the feet was already very long. This was on a Saturday. Otherwise, very enjoyable site. Not counting the trip down to the feet of Buddha and up, the rest of the site can be leisurely done in a couple of hours.

Two see the entire statue from the front, the best option is to do a short boat tour and see it from the river. We didn't do that. Instead, we drove across the river to the tourist square and saw it from there. It is further and the angle is not perfect, but still sufficient to get the feel. Also saved us waiting in lines for the boat and being squeezed in the crowd on it.
Written April 19, 2021
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada1,597 contributions
Enjoyed Our Visit but Enjoyed Boat More
Oct 2020 • Friends
The Giant Buddha is worth seeing and you get pretty close and personal if you pay 80 RMB to hike up. The paths got pretty crowded towards the end of Golden Week and the steps going up and down are very narrow. We would recommend going on the river cruise here as well for 70 RMB.

To get here we took the train from Chengdu East to Leshan Station for 54 RMB one way which took an hour. It took us another half hour to get to the Leshan Grand Buddha Scenic Area by by Didi. To take the boat go to the Baxiandong North area near the Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area - Ticket Hall on the north side of the dock area. The south wharf closest to the Buddha is for drop off only.

Bring good shoes here and bring water for a hot day. It is a fairly easy hike made slower by the crowds. A good side attraction that we would recommend that is in the same area is the Oriental Buddha Capital. This can easily be accessed if you go up the right side of giant Buddha via the boardwalk instead of left up the narrow cliffside staircase.
Written October 16, 2020
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Salsmix
Shanghai, China182 contributions
Very impressive, worth a visit
Oct 2020 • Couples
This place can get really crowded so we would recommend to go early in the morning as there were very few people (despite Golden Week). As the road to North Gate was blocked we parked our car closeby the South Entrance. However, we ended up entering the East Gate of Oriental Buddha park which is another park. So double check the name of the park before you enter. Below is a picture of the South Entrance of the Leshan Giant Buddha park.
Written October 8, 2020
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tony12cu
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia3,359 contributions
Awesome Experience of the Mighty River and Statue
Aug 2019
One must see this by getting on a boat (there are plenty that offers this service, almost like a train of shuttle boats).

The rapid flow of the river, the merging of two rivers, and then the awesome big statue.

Take it in... Make sure your memory card is enough for the videos and pix.
Written July 28, 2020
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Sara S
Glendale, CO120 contributions
Who Wouldn't want to see the Worlds Largest Buddha Statue
Jan 2020
We were in China over the New Year and during the Corona virus scare so the crowds probably weren't as bad as normal. It did take us 30 minutes to start our decent down the 250 steps. At the beginning of the walk there was a sign that said 2.5 hrs from this point. Glad we didn't start from that point. The steps are a bit steep. Just remember what goes down must eventually go up the same way. No elevator or handicap accessible way up or down.

Beware that at the ticket office and once you enter the park you will be approached to have a tour guide. This is not needed.

Loved this site! Enjoyed the statue, the pagodas, the gardens, the temple, and the walk out the south gate.

We rented a car service to take the 5 of us the 100 miles to Leshan from Chengdu. The trains were booked. Book trains early as possible.
Written March 1, 2020
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Joel K
Vancouver, Canada3,001 contributions
Boat ride to the Giant Buddha.... Quite a view
Oct 2019
We visited on a very overcast day. The Buddha was carved and conceived 1300 years ago. It took 90 plus years to build and is 71 meters tall. It is on the Yangtze River. It is made of sandstone. It was built by a Monk who raised all of the money. But a local greedy officer wanted all of the money. Instead of giving him the money he gave up his eyes.
Written February 25, 2020
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Dan S
Portsmouth, NH92 contributions
It's peaceful at the bottom
Oct 2019
Even on an off day during the week outside of the tourist season, it's crowded! The visit was all worth it when we finally walked down the stairs to the foot of the Buddha. It was not too crazy and there was room to breathe and relax to enjoy the beautiful sight.

It was quite amusing to see people ask the Monk for prayers and pay by WeChat!
Written January 8, 2020
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rajuprc
Guntur, India67 contributions
Mega Budha
Nov 2019 • Solo
My desire to see Panda took me to Chengdu . From Chengdu it is one hour by train to leshan . Carved out of mountain Cliff is this marvelous statue of Budha in a sitting pose. 210 mtr Height Budha is wonderful sight to visit. To see full view you have to take a boat ride in the river .
Written December 19, 2019
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