Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo), Leshan

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Dwarfing the crowd at its feet, UNESCO-protected Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) ranks easily as the tallest statue of the ancient world. Carved into the stone of a riverside cliff face, the reclining Buddha statue towers to a height of 71 m (233 ft). Make your way to the base and look upward to see the eighth-century statue's fingers protruding over its knees; each of the fingers exceeds a full-grown person in size. Afterwards, head up the staircase next to the statue and enjoy a more "face-to-face" perspective, including a close-up look at the Buddha's 7 m (23 ft) long ears. From the top, you'll also have a view out over the river and across the statue to the cave dwelling carved into the opposite side. Take a look at our Leshan road trip website to schedule your visit to Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Feet from the height of the head took one hour. Just past the fishing village, and then rape the staff.
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  • The trip from Chengdu was easy. You book the High-Speed Train to Leshan try to get 1st class it’s a bit better. Economy 54rmb First Class 65rmb This train is busy, so it may not be possible to turn up...  more »
  • Absolute must when you are in Chengdu. Day trip is enough. In the park itself, there is also much to see and there are places where you can relax! Highly recommended! Make sure to also the ship ride!
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  • A great day trip from Chengdu. You can get the bullet train from Chengdu east or Chengdu south station for about 10 dollars and arrive in about an hour. You will need to book in advance and bring your passport though. The gardens are full of places to explore from temples to caves ad bridges. Some will have an extra entrance fee however. The Statue itself is stunning. Queues down the stairs are long and it's best to visit in the afternoon to avoid too much pushing. Restaurants in the area serve freshly caught river fish and giant salamander.
  • Walking down the steps to see the Leshan Buddha is an experience in itself. The steps are not wide, but many small Chinese locals will force their way past you! Once you get to the bottom, it is a magnificent sight, and well worth the climb. Getting back up is more strenuous and there are no hand rails but the whole area is very picturesque and stopping to look at the view is a good way to get your breath back!
  • I wish I could have done the walking tour but I was already exhausted when I visited so I just did the boat tour. That alone was wonderful but visiting on for would have been even better. The boat gets you pretty close with a good view and good photo opportunity. Stunning sight that every visitor to China should see.
  • The great Buddha statue Buddha statues have been placed in China, Japan and Southeast Asia in various ways. But there is a statue in China as it touches the peak. It is the biggest Buddhist shrine in the world. Formed in the middle of the two mountains. China's southernmost part of the city of Leson, the great mountain of the city has created this magnificent Buddha statue. The statue is 233 feet tall and 92 feet wide.
  • If you plan to spend the entire day exploring the large park, the $15 per person entry fee may be ok. If you just want to see the giant Buddha, it's so not worth it. Save your money and take the boat tour.
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