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Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo): Tours & Tickets

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Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
No.2435 Lingyun Street, Shizhong District, Leshan 614000, China
+86 833 230 2048
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were not really sure what to expect, but took of from Chengdu with train (pre-buy as they sell out - do 1st class if you can). Super easy bullet train ride for about 1 hour. Arrived at the train station and take the bus...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank OCDane
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a wonderful image with views from a boat if desired and walking the actual statue. This is a working monastery where councilling and classes are being given. I went on a weeekday and was able to see everything in about 2 hours sans...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Vikw2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must remind people with weak knee not to go down to the foot of Buddha, or you may have hard time climbing back. This is a historical site and the art on the cliff and temples is nice. Avoid going on the weekend and public...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank EatWalkSleep
Reviewed 13 August 2019

The place itself is very beautiful. You can easily get to the top of the mountain near the head of Buddha without any queues, but to get downstairs is very problematic, as there are thousands of people waiting in the queue and you can wait...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank kosp88
Reviewed 9 August 2019

Went in August during China summer holiday. We reached at 8am when we get in, there was not much of a crowd. We were able to quickly take pictures of the buddha head and walk down the stairs around 20 mins. We took lots of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 8 August 2019

I took a train from Chengdu to Leshan and a bus over to see this amazing feat of ancient architecture and manpower. It’s a pretty straight forward route getting here: from Chengdu East Train Station I took a train over to the Leshan Train Station....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 6 August 2019

Very picturesque and unique statue of Buddha of enormous proportions. Do the boat ride to go to the feet of the statue and get out to look up, but also visit the site itself and walk halfway down from the top as well. There is...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 16 July 2019 via mobile

As stated by many take the Boat to get the best view of Buddha. Once you’re on the narrow stairwell you are committed to finish. Also look for the lying down Buddha from the water based on the rock formations. Boat trip was uneventful and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank tsaes
Reviewed 14 July 2019

Take the boat tour. Walking this attraction is MISERABLE. You stand in line for an hour or more before you get to take the stairs down to the bottom to view the Buddha. You are pushed the whole way down and can barely look at...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Resort486524
Reviewed 29 June 2019 via mobile

Unless you want to walk up countless number of stairs, take the boat instead. Easy to get to LeShan from ChengDu, 45 minutes fast train. When you arrive in LaShan take buss K1. Get off at the Giant Buddha stop. Walk down the road to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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10 November 2018|
Response from dimuthg2018 | Reviewed this property |
It's all finish now. Opened to the public
9 October 2018|
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Response from Jkak | Reviewed this property |
I bought my tickets in cash from the ticket offices in front of the main entrance. Unless they changed it since September.
10 September 2018|
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Response from alfredomori | Reviewed this property |
Once you get to the entrance, you don't need to buy the standard tickets, rather, facing the ticket office, go on the right towards the river and there you find some boat-tour agencies. Otherwise, just show them this message... More