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Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)

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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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No.2435 Lingyun Street, Shizhong District, Leshan 614000, China
+86 833 230 2048
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Located at Leshan about a 2 hour drive from Chengdu. It is carved into the side of the cliffs of the river and is the largest stone Buddha in China. Built originally 1300 years ago for local people in an attempt to stop the flooding...More

Thank Rvwr2012
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited today. Chose to take the boat which is 70 yuan and stops for quite some time right out front of it. You get a great view and is perfect for taking many pics. I advise doing this. I would of gone inside but read...More

3  Thank Joanne c
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

allow 1-2 hours at the site including line up if you’re planning to walk to the foot of the buddha and take a picture. after the entrance, you go up a set of stairs which is part of the whole site that had tiny buddha...More

Thank karahsong
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Buddha is impressive, BUT it is under renovation until February 2019... It means we cannot access bottom of the Buddha. And it will be covered by scaffolds soon. Plus some other monuments in parc are closed, under renovation too. Obviously they did not say...More

4  Thank Romoun
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Buddha is kinda nice and the biggest in the world. That said the bottom is still closed off so be advised. The view from the boat is worth the boat ride. The walk up is not to stressful but may or may not be...More

1  Thank TAMAN1951
Reviewed 1 week ago

First I couldn't figure out where to get off the bus because on the Google maps and openstreetmaps.org you can only see a 2km long park but not the exact location of the Buddha within this park. The ticket booth where I got off first...More

3  Thank moelbi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All Leshan big Buddha will be covered in scaffolding until February 4th 2019. They dont tell you this until after you have paid to get in.

6  Thank Ian C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Carved into the side of a cliff 1200 years ago the history of this carving was very interesting - from start to finish it took some 200 years to complete due to various issues. Get a guide they can explain in depthe. The boat takes...More

Thank John and Deb K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went by car from the city, which took around 2 hours to the Leshan wharf to catch a boat to see the Giant Buddha. The boat trip takes around 30 minutes there and back. On the boat you have to wear life jackets, and...More

3  Thank Mark P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Leshan Buddha is a wonderful place to visit but a little hard to get to if you don't speak Chinese and are a little nervous about working out how to do a train and bus combo. However, if you go to Lohou Temple there is...More

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9 October 2018|
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Response from Jkak | Reviewed this property |
I bought my tickets in cash from the ticket offices in front of the main entrance. Unless they changed it since September.
10 September 2018|
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Response from Seevali D | Reviewed this property |
You have to get to Leshan City - takes about 2 hours from Chengdu. Ask for the tour boat deck.
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30 August 2018|
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Response from Seevali D | Reviewed this property |
According to the relevant website, you can travel within the whole Sichuan Province with the transit visa. Please see the relevant website by browsing for "Chengdu Transit Visa". Leshan statue is within the Sichuan... More