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Leshan

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Leshan

I arrive Chengdu airport at 10:00 AM.

I would like to go to Leshan for Big Buddha.

1. What are the options for transportation?

2. How much time is needed to climb the Buddha?

3. Is there a boat ride available for a view of the Buddha from the river?

4. Any recommendation for a local tour company?

Thanks.

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1. Re: Leshan

You shall by Airport bus from Chengdu airport to Leshan (10:40, 12:30, 13:50, 15:30, 16:40 and 18:30) directly. Bus fare RMB53pp.

The entrance at the Buddha's top level. If you walk down to the feet and climb up, approx. 10min (excl. congested time).

You have 2 options for the boat trip; by local ferry or tourist ferry. The tourist ferry will float/stay on the river for 5~10min that facing the Buddha. In 2007, the price is RMB50pp (not sure)

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2. Re: Leshan

There is shuttle bus to Leshan, but people may wait quite long until bus' arriving.

In 15 min you can walk to the Buddha top. But climbing down to the foot may depend. In hot travel dates, you may wait for one hour. The step down is dangerous. Take care.

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#2, how dangerous?

It has fence right!

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Thank you all for your help.

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