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  • Address: Lingyun Mountain
  • Hours: Daily 9am-4:50pm
  • Admission: 90 RMB
Located on Lingyun Mountain, Lingyun Temple is also referred to as the Great Buddha Temple because of its spot at the head of the Leshan Great Buddha, the largest stone Buddha in the world.On both sides of the entrance gate to the temple are four memorial monuments, with the principal building composed of the Tianwang, or Heavenly King Hall, the Precious Hall of the Great Hero and the Scripture Collection Hall, all of which neatly form a multi-tiered courtyard house. 

It’s said that in the year 713, the confluence waterway of the Dadu, Min and Qingyi rivers was a rushing torrent and a danger to both shipping vessels and the livelihood of the local people. A monk of the Lingyun Temple believed that the waters might be calmed if a giant likeness of Buddha was chiseled out of the cliffs, facing the turbulent waterway, so the Leshan Grand Buddha was created and has been protecting the people who navigate the river ever since.

Practical Info

A great option for a day trip, Lingyun Temple is located about a two-hour drive outside of Chengdu. Take a taxi from Leshan City to the Great Buddha or take a ferry ship from Leshan Harbor to the Great Buddha.

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Private Tour: Day Trip to the Leshan Grand Buddha from Chengdu

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See the world’s largest stone Buddha statue! Standing at an astounding 233 feet (71 meters), the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Grand Buddha of Leshan is proof ...  Read more

Location: Chengdu, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $162.99

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