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“Giant Sleeping Buddha”

Giant Sleeping Buddha
Reviewed 23 June 2015

From a certain angle, the sleeping buddha can be seen. It is in a lying position. From left tomright you can see: the head, neck, chest, male organ and leg. It is also interesting to note that the Le Shan Giant Buddha is located at the 'heart' of the sleeping buddha. This has the meaning of : Buddha in the heart. The local built a nice shelter across the river to view the sleeping buddha. This can be seen on the cruise to see the Le Shan Giant Buddha.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Xia0ye
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Reviewed 11 October 2014

This is not statue nor stone craving of sleeping buddha.

Just the outlook of few mountains , island linked together.
one need to have a artistic imagination to "see" the sleeping shape of buddha.

This is to view from the boat ride.

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank vinerlies
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Reviewed 14 September 2014

We took the bus from Chengdu (turn up at Xinnanmen Bus Station, buy a ticket get on the next available bus, free (i.e. grab the best seat you can) seating. 47 Yuan each). Once we got to Leshan, we took a minibus to Leshan Giant Buddha (5 Yuan each, they were just waiting for the bus to turn up). This dropped us at the East Gate Tourist Centre. Note that if you go through this entrance you'll be buying tickets to the Buddha Complex (80 Yuan) AND the Giant Buddha (90 Yuan). If you just want to go to the Big Buddha, you have to use the entrance near the river.

The Buddha complex is worth is just for the printed advice given in the mens toilets by the east gate entrance. Go on, it will make your day. Great saunter up through the lying buddha, the caves and to the temple at the top before starting the descent out towards the Giant Buddha.

There were no lines by the time we made it there (around 2pm), and we were able to leisurely make our way down the cliffside, taking as many photo's as we wanted, and stopping all the time, then climb back up again. We left via the West Exit, which then takes you through a series of "restaurants" and by the tombs and then you have to run the gauntlet of the trike vendors wanting to take you back to the East Gate because it is "long, long way" but they will only charge you 10 yuan. You can walk back in 15 minutes even if you go slow, just follow the track until you get to the road, turn left and you'll be back at the East Gate Tourist Centre entrance in no time, or round about 15 minutes anyways.

If you're going back to Leshan, buses trawl this road. If you're going to Emei, then there's a little cafe just past the East Gate entrance, that has Chengdu and Baogousi above it's door (in big writing), we found a minibus from here that was going directly to Baogousi (i.e. the bus station at Baoguo Temple) for 20 Yuan each.

Both the Buddha complex and the Giant Buddha are worth going to. If you're short on time, just visit the Giant Buddha, go early or later to avoid the lines, but be aware of the hefty costs if you're visiting both. Oh and don't forget the mens toilets..

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank ASocial N
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

I am sorry, but this was a great let down. Just about everything else in the Oriental Buddha Theme park is more interesting. The air pollution also does not help, as you really cannot see all that much. Utterly overrated

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank DincerP
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

If you have decided to go this route in visiting the leshan giant buddha you have to go thru the oriental buddhist theme park in order to get to the leshan giant buddha. The giant sleeping buddha is carved into the hillside and is immediately visible when you enter the park

Date of experience: October 2013
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