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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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No.2435 Lingyun Street, Shizhong District, Leshan 614000, China
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I highly recommend to save a day to go to Leshan to visit this unforgettable site. From your hotel take a taxi to the train station and from there it will take about 1 hour to the station in Leshan. Trains run on time and...More

Thank want2g
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We boarded a boat and after a short trip and in about 10 minutes we were there. It was huge and like so many things we have seen on this trip it is even more amazing to see compared to the photos. Sadly, after about...More

Thank Art K
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Reviewed 5 days ago

In the middle of a park I wish I had more time to visit, stands this incredibly big Buddha. If you have the time and are physically fit to do so, I highly recommend taking the path down to its feet. It is composed of...More

Thank Guillaume M
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were bummed that the river boats weren't running because of flooding, but it was a pretty, albeit crowded, hike. The July heat was intense, so bring water. Besides the Buddha, there was also a meditation cave, bell you could pay a monk to ring,...More

1  Thank Wendy S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really awesome, amazing china attraction. The surroundings are also pretty amazing and with lots of temples and places of interest, the Buddha is something really especial, and the location is also perfect

Thank Pedro G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to visit the Big Buddha on my own instead of paying USD200 for a tour. Got the hotel concierge to get return tickets to Leshan for me in advance from Chengdu RMB108 (2 way). Wanted to avoid the crowd so took the 7.21am train....More

2  Thank koh_rachel2103
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The giant Buddha is gigantic and very impressive. We saw it from a boat and it was beautiful. Best angle is from the river.

Thank Gal M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was with great anticipation that our guided group of 14 got into the private coach on a clear morning on 4th June 2018. We were accompanied by an English speaking guide. During the 170 km – 2 ½ hour journey from Chengdu to Leshan,...More

Thank Seevali D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You have two options to see the Giant Buddha - you can hike up on side, down to the buddha and back up the other side. This is supposed to take 1-2hours when there aren't crowds however the day we went was a public holiday...More

Thank MwithP
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The city where this giant Buddha is located can be reached by train. The name of the city is Leshan 乐山, while the site is called Leshan Dafo 乐山大佛. From the railway station, you need to cross the road in front of the main entrance...More

2  Thank Alfredo M
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Lori717
9 July 2018|
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Response from apecalvin | Reviewed this property |
We went tm the panda base in the morning (left our hotel at just after 8 am), and left at around noon. We then took a taxi to the Eastern Station to take a train to Leshan. It’s definittely doable. But please pre-book your... More
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Lori717
8 July 2018|
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Response from Seevali D | Reviewed this property |
Forgot to mention it earlier. There is hardly any rain at Chengdu during the winter season (December).
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