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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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No.2435 Lingyun Street, Shizhong District, Leshan 614000, China
+86 833 230 2048
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The buddha itself is inspiring- so big! So old! So serene! Come here early in the day- I got the first train from Chengdu, and when I arrived it was almost empty. Also, the buddha looks amazing in the early morning mist. Behind the Buddha...More

1  Thank Christopher H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Get a ticket from Chengdu Train Station and head over to Leshan Giant Buddha. Transportation is provided for free at the train station. Do sign up for the river tour to get the frontal view of the giant buddha. Awesome experience.

Thank DerrickJayBee
Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure to book your train ticket in advance. We took the fast train from Chengdu Dong, to Leshan. When arriving in Leshan, you will walk out the train station- walk to the right and you will see the buses. Take bus 3 (1 yuan)...More

1  Thank TravelMonkey1993
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the boat cruise, expecting it would be awhile before we reach the destination. As the boat round the corner, the giant Buddha suddenly came into view. It was then that I realised how insignificant I was. Even if you are not a Buddhist,...More

Thank Keng L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Positives: +For me, it was a China must-see. It is the largest buddha statue from stone in the world! +Research the story ahead of time. It makes the experience much more interesting & amazing! +Beautiful piece of history. Negatives: +My biggest negative & the reason...More

Thank Sydni H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We caught the train from Chengdu to Leshan and then caught a taxi to the big buddha. This is amazing to see and you can't believe the size of it until you are there. It is hard to take it all in while you are...More

1  Thank Rhi J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing site, but it is best seen from the river via a boat cruise. The boat cruise is relatively inexpensive and worth every penny. This is not to say that you shouldn't also do the standard tour by foot, but I recommend...More

Thank MGStickler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I guess like most people we first viewed the giant Buddha from a boat on the river which gave an execellent appreciation of the scale of this monument. It also gave a good impression of how crowded it was to go/down up the steps at...More

Thank BobBonHere
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Leshan Buddha is well worth a visit. It's a great sight in a beautiful location, and you get plenty of exercise. The statue is carved out of rock at the confluence of three rivers. The work was done from 703 AD to 810 AD...More

1  Thank Eugene S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decided to take the boat since we visited mid-day. The view was amazing. Very easy to but tickets. Took the #3 Bus for 1CNY per person. Boat was 70CNY per person. Position yourself on the upper deck on the right side of the boat and...More

1  Thank T S
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is it possible to do both the boat ride and the hike in 1 day?
20 April 2017|
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
Amy D
i am looking into going to see the pandas first and then visiting leshan. is this possible? how long with the train/journey take? thank you
29 March 2017|
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Response from nenycute | Reviewed this property |
very possible,this was also our experience.Went to pandas at 8 by metro then free shuttle bus to pandas(the entrance fee include the bus).then spent 2hours there then back to xinnanmen bus station by public bus.Then bought... More
Amy D
staying in Chengdu. want to see pandas but also see the Buddha. - how long will it take to get to leeshan? - taxi or metro/subway? how much? - could i do pandas in the morning and leeshan in the afternoon without booking a tour?
24 March 2017|
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Response from nenycute | Reviewed this property |
yes you can do it on one day.This was also our experience.we departed morning at 8 to Panda,first metro then Suttle bus to panda.Then from panda back to xinnanmen bus station.Then bought ticket to leshan.You need to know... More