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  • Address: Mt Emei, Shizhong, Southwest China, China
  • Hours: April–Oct: 7:30am–6:30pm; Nov–March 8am–5:30pm
  • Admission: 150 CNY

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Leshan Giant Buddha

Standing 233 feet (71 meters) tall, the UNESCO-listed Leshan Giant Buddha holds the record as the tallest stone Buddha sculpture in the world and is one of Chengdu's top attractions. The massive statue, carved into a cliff, was started in 713 by a Buddhist monk hoping to earn divine protection for the local population of fishermen. Ninety years later, the carving was finished.

Located 85 miles (137 km) south of Chengdu, the Leshan Giant Buddha is best visited on a day trip from the Sichuan capital. A day trip to the Buddha from Chengdu starts with a scenic two-hour drive followed by a guided tour of the statue with stops at several of the Buddhist temples that surround it, including the Grand Buddha Temple located behind the giant Buddha's head and Wuyou Temple, where you'll find some of the best views of the statue. You can also pay a small fee for a boat ride on the river to see the Buddha from a different perspective. And if you have an extra day in your itinerary, it's possible to combine your visit to the statue with a tour of Mt Emei, one of China’s four sacred Buddhist mountains and another UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Private Leshan Giant Buddha Day Tour from Chengdu with High-speed Train Transfer, Chengdu, null
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Private Leshan Giant Buddha Day Tour from Chengdu with High-speed Train Transfer

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

Enjoy this day trip from Chengdu and visit the Leshan Giant Buddha by high-speed train. You will walk down the ancient Red Sand Cliff Road to appreciate the ...  Read more

Location: Chengdu, China
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $111.00
Private Tour: Chengdu Panda Base and Leshan Grand Buddha, Chengdu, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Tour: Chengdu Panda Base and Leshan Grand Buddha

Visit two of China's top attractions on this private full-day tour to the Chengdu Panda Base and the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Grand Buddha in Leshan. Get ...  Read more

Location: Chengdu, China
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $180.00
Private Day Tour: Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Center and Leshan Giant Buddha, Chengdu, Private Day ... 
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Private Day Tour: Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Center and Leshan Giant Buddha

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

The giant pandas are not only Chinese national treasures but also beloved by people around the world. This full day customized private tour guarantees the best ...  Read more

Location: Chengdu, China
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $148.90
Private Tour: Day Trip to the Leshan Grand Buddha from Chengdu, Chengdu, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Day Trip to the Leshan Grand Buddha from Chengdu

4.5 star rating: Recommended 26 Reviews

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
Day Tour: Chengdu Panda Breeding Base and Leshan Giant Buddha, Chengdu, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Day Tour: Chengdu Panda Breeding Base and Leshan Giant Buddha

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 6 Reviews

Enjoy a trip to popular Chengdu Panda Breeding Base, Leshan Giant Buddha Statue, and Chengdu Tianfu Square. English-speaking tour guide and air-conditioned ...  Read more

Location: Chengdu, China
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $105.66
Private Day Trip: Leshan Grand Buddha with Lunch, Chengdu, Day Trips
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Private Day Trip: Leshan Grand Buddha with Lunch

Admire the world's largest Buddha, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on this 8-hour private trip from Chengdu. You'll visit the 8th-century Grand Buddha at Leshan ...  Read more

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

From USD $84.65
Giant Panda and Leshan Buddha Day Trip from Chengdu, Chengdu, Private Day Trips
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Giant Panda and Leshan Buddha Day Trip from Chengdu

Take this one day giant panda and Leshan Buddha day trip to see the cute pandas and the hill-big Buddha. As Chinese national treasures, giant pandas live only ...  Read more

Location: Chengdu, China
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $390.00
1 Day Private Tour of Leshan Giant Buddha Via Bullet Train, Chengdu, Nature & Wildlife
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1 Day Private Tour of Leshan Giant Buddha Via Bullet Train

Leshan Giant Buddha is the largest Buddha statue in the world. It is said the Buddha is a hill, and the hill is a Buddha. Tourist can walk down from his head ...  Read more

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

From USD $122.50
Private Day Tour: Chengdu Panda and Leshan Buddha, Chengdu, Private Day Trips
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Private Day Tour: Chengdu Panda and Leshan Buddha

This private day tour will take you to visit the Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Base and Leshan Grand Buddha. See the adorable pandas and the world's tallest ...  Read more

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

From USD $100.00
Chengdu Highlights Small-Group Day Tour of the Panda Research Base and the Leshan Giant Buddha, ... 
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Chengdu Highlights Small-Group Day Tour of the Panda Research Base and the Leshan Giant Buddha

Join in this full day small-group tour and you will visit Chengdu's lovely pandas and the magnificent Leshan Giant Buddha. Being the natural habitat of cute ...  Read more

Location: Chengdu, China
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $105.00

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