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“Massive and amazing!”

Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)
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$220.00*
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Chengdu Panda Leshan Buddha and Mount Emeishan 2...
Ranked #1 of 49 things to do in Leshan
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Carved out of a hill, the largest Buddha in the world dates back to the 8th century.
Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

This Buddha is huge and well worth the visit. Like every attraction in China it's expensive (90rmb for just Buddha, 170 for park). We left from Chengdhu on the local bus for 50rmb (take bus to leshan then change to number 3) and returned on a bus from just in front of east gate for 50rmb. No need to take an expensive tour. Get there as early as possible because it get busy. Worth the time and money.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

you take a small boat out of the peer to a short ride. when you least expect it - you notice the side of the red mountain on the beach is retreating to reaveal a real gigantic statue carved from the mountain itself. it is a must and i highly reccomend it.

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Reviewed July 18, 2013

we took a bus from chengdu, xinnamen station. it cost us 20yuan to get to the east gate. the entrance was 160yuan. from the east side, we directly entered the oriental garden and walked n climbed our way to the giant buddha statue. the garden has very well sculpted and maintained forms of buddha. the smell of nature around is also very relaxing. getting to the the top of the giant buddha and up again was not as tediuous for us. it was a well worthy experience.. we loved it! :)

1  Thank dr_rihana
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

My second visit to this site, And the second time I failed to get on a boat ride to get close to the Big Buddha. First time (2010), we got there too late, spending too much time getting down from Emei Mountain. This time (2013), there was debris on the river and water was released from the dams to wash them away, making the currents unsuited for boating. Still, I got to see the Big Buddha from the riverbanks and even that, it is still a stunning view.

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Reviewed June 27, 2013

There are two ways of seeing the Buddha. You can get a boat trip out from where you can see the complete Buddha. The company running the trip waits until they consider there are enough people. There are no apparent set times. We had to wait nearly 3/4 hour before setting sail. Unfortunately that meant that it was midday and the sun was behind the Buddha. This made it virtually impossible to get decent photos as you were shooting into the sun
We could not speak Chinese and found it difficult to understand the ticketing system for the grounds. We paid the cheapest price but still got a ticket that let us into everything. It is an easy climb to get to the top, but hard and lots of steps walking down in the pushing crowds. We were there on not a particularly busy day, but still had to queue for ages to take the steps down. Lots of steps back up too, but not as frantic as coming down as people have to take it more slowly (me included)

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