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The buddha is for sure worth a visit but not at the moment. Until the end of the maintenance i don't recommend to go there! Not only the buddha is covered (completely except of the head and feet) but also some parts of the park...More
My wife and I (both over 60) traveled around China on our own. We stayed at a hotel in Chengdu and took the early train to Leshan. Not much help in announcements being written or spoken in English. Always travel with your destination written in...More
Shelley, our super warm and friendly tour guide, made our last day in China a most memorable experience. She was so knowledgeable about the Giant Buddha, the construction of this incredible engineering feat, as well as the history of China and Buddhism’s influence. We learned...More
We took our bus about 2 hours out of Chengdu with a stop at a tea plantation to Leshan and a visit to the giant Buddha. The only way to view the largest Buddha in the world is by boat as the Buddha is across...More
Very nice view, but the best way to get some pictures are:
1 - Do the boat tour FIRST, before even get in the place
2 - Now go inside and enjoy the rest of the day.
Basically the queue is huge inside and you...More
This Buddha is huge and carved into the rock wall, along with two guardians. I think it is best seen from one of the boats that take visitors by the giant statue. It is also possible to walk up to area, but the path looks...More
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