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Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)

No.2435 Lingyun Street, Shizhong District, Leshan 614000, China
+86 833 230 2048
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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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  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
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No.2435 Lingyun Street, Shizhong District, Leshan 614000, China
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Finally made it to see the Giant Buddah. Was in line for 2hrs to make it to the bottom. That wouldnt be so bad if the crowds werent constantly pushing and cutting each other in line. Also, the walk up to the entrance is very...More

Thank trevelyon
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Actually I prepared myself mentally that the Buddha will be very packed so I tried to avoid the crowds by starting very early at 7:30am when they opened the park. Luckily there were just a few people and I could enjoy the whole place. I...More

Thank rhomomit
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We did a boat trip to see the giant Buddha. It was great to see it from a distance to take in the sheer size. This is a must when you’re in the region

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived early, and while there were still line ups to walk down to the bottom it was worthwhile. Judging by the gates for queuing people at busier times, it can be a lot busier! I highly recommend leaving yourself enough time to walk to...More

Thank Allen L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing visit to the famed Leshan Buddha last week. The immaculately maintained temples and breathtaking walk down the sheer steps from the Top of the Buddha to its base are a definite Sichuan highlight!

Thank Guy D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a great experience, if you're afraid of steep stairs and long rows I recommend taking a boat cruise. We went on a public holiday and waited 4,5Hours in line but it was worth it.

Thank Ryno v
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We only saw the Buddha from above, which was a pretty good view. It appears you can hike down and get a view lower, but the the line was extremely long and viewing from above, it looked like a single path with a lot of...More

Thank Navajo_Globetrotter
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights in a hotel by the first bridge of Leshan on the same side as the buddha. Buy your ticket to get in at the tourist centre next to an elaborately decorated arch over the road. We took the 601 bus...More

Thank outdoorandy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Leshan is easily accessible from Chengdu - either by the intercity bus from Xinnanmen Coach Station or via High Speed rail from either Chengdudong or Chengdunan Railway Stations. The Buddha is a must see. Its amazing to see how accurately he has been carved -...More

Thank Rose N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went with our 3 children (5, 9, 11). We went very early in the morning which was nice as not so crowded. The crowds grew while we were there. The stairs are difficult to climb and numerous! There are sometimes hand...More

Thank Ashley888
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shunyata21
18 January 2018|
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Response from Susan K | Reviewed this property |
We went to the Leshan Buddha on our way to mt emei. very interesting and so happy i went. Mt. emei is where you want to be. We hiked up from the gondola station, stayed overnight on top (awesome!) and took the gondola... More
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marreinhart
13 December 2017|
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Response from Takeme1 | Reviewed this property |
We took the train for $1 from Chengdu to Leshan and the local bus (#3) from there to the Buddha for 2 yuan per person (30 cents). It takes about 45 minutes on the bus but it’s an interesting ride and the locals were so kind... More
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8Lala
20 April 2017|
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Response from Benson C | Reviewed this property |
Hi 8Lala - yes it is possible to do both together. To achieve this though you need to arrive Leshan early in the morning which means taking the 6:30AM or 7:30AM train from Chengdu or staying the night in Leshan. You can do... More
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