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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 today via mobile

The Giant Buddha of Leshan overlooks the junction of three rivers. Carved out of a hillside in the 8th century taking over 90 years to complete, at 71 m high, it is the tallest Buddha in the world. Pretty spectacular for many reasons. Its currently...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Giant Buddha is surrounded with many temples and has many monks there inside the complex. You can see the Buddha from the top or walk down to the bottom and look up to the Buddha. The walk down is stairs to the bottom with...More

Thank Jkak
Reviewed 6 days ago

There's so much more to this park than just the giant Buddha. But the Buddha is definitely the highlight. It is a sight to behold. Be prepared to wait in lines though. We went at 1630 and though we missed the rush. We still waited...More

Thank Dean Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

3 hours on a boiling hot bumpy bus to get there but full of anticipation and excitement. Boarded the boat and that's the most exciting bit. The Buddha so covered with green vegetation unless I had seen a photo in advance would not have recognised...More

Thank Fairienuff
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Leshan Giant Buddha as a part of a tour from my hostel that also included going to the Panda Breeding Centre. If you have a few days in Chengdu, I highly recommend making the effort to visit this huge structure. As it...More

Thank Harry A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This should be on bucket lists! It is an amazing sight to behold. I suggest not going during any holiday, no matter how small, it's busy! We went on foot which allows you to explore around the Buddha as well (caves and temples).

Thank Ishimiagi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waiting for the boat, dirty river and wow!! Great buddha's statue. Looks great. Few pictures and short cruise back. I suppose, much interested must be going around the Giant Buddha step by step - but in this case view must be limited. Any way, the...More

Thank Marek M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the things we really wanted to see whilst touring China and we were not disappointed. Considering the Buddha is so old, it is so well preserved. Our tour took us on a boat trip to see it and i feel this...More

2  Thank Jan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Giant Budda today with friends. We did the boat ride it takes a lot less time and you get a better view of the whole Budda. The walking tour takes at least 3 hours and several steps. It is also very crowded.

1  Thank wolf3728
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is about a 2 hour drive from central Chengdu to reach this area but it is well worth all the efforts to see this carving of the Leshan Grand Buddha as it is a hidden gem by itself! We took the 40 minute cruise...More

1  Thank karenpammy2016
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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.
Ticiano O
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