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Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)
Standing 233 feet (71 meters) tall, the Leshan Giant Buddha(Da Fo), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, holds the record as the largest Buddha sculpture in the world. A Buddhist monk—hoping to earn divine protection for the local fishermen—carved the massive statue into a cliff, starting in 713. Ninety years later, the carving was finished.
 
The Basics
A day tour to the Buddha statue from Chengdu starts with a scenic 2-hour drive, often followed by a guided tour of the statue. The tour also stops at several of the Buddhist temples that surround the statue, 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 take a boat ride on the Mingjiang River to see the Buddha from a different perspective. Tours to the statue are frequently combined with a visit to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, and if you have an extra day in your itinerary, it's possible to combine your visit to the statue with a tour of Mount Emei, one of China’s four sacred Buddhist mountains and another UNESCO-listed site.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Leshan Giant Buddha is a must-see for first-time visitors.
  • Day trips to the statue from Chengdu typically last eight to 10 hours, depending on the option chosen.
  • Be prepared to climb up and down steps that could be challenging for those with limited mobility.
  • Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking on uneven surfaces.
 
How to Get There
Located 85 miles (137 kilometers) south of Chengdu, the Leshan Buddha is best visited on a day trip from the Sichuan capital. To get there independently, take the long-distance bus from Xinnanmen Bus Station in Chengdu to Leshan Xiaoba Station and then take Bus 13 to the site.

When to Get There
Due to Leshan’s rainy climate, it’s best to visit during the spring or fall when temperatures are warm and relatively dry. The area receives about 80 percent of its annual rainfall during the summer.
 
Notable Details of the Stone Buddha
To help protect the giant Buddha statue from Leshan’s frequent rainfall, its builders constructed a hidden drainage system—a series of gutters and channels that displace rainwater to help protect the integrity of the statue. Among the other interesting features are 1,012 buns of coiled hair embedded into the carved head of the Buddha.
Address: Mt Emei, Shizhong, Southwest China, China
Admission: Varies
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Private Day Trip: Leshan Giant Buddha with LunchCultural Tours

Private Day Trip: Leshan Giant Buddha with Lunch

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Enjoy personal attention and a customized itinerary during this 8-hour private tour to see Leshan Grand Buddha. This private tour includes lunch and entrance fees, as well as visits to the Wuyou Temple and the Lingyun Temple. Hotel pickup and drop-off in a private vehicle included.
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Private Tour: Leshan Giant Buddha and Fishing Village from ChengduPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Leshan Giant Buddha and Fishing Village from Chengdu

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At over 230 feet tall (70 meters), the 1,300-year-old Leshan Giant Buddha is the largest Buddha in the world and attracts visitors from around the globe. Keep yourself from getting lost in the crowds of this UNESCO-listed attraction by visiting with the comfort and convenience of a private tour, which includes informative commentary, transportation from your hotel, and a side-trip to a local fishing village. This tour also includes all entrance fees, high-speed train tickets, and lunch.
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Private Day Tour: Chengdu Panda and Leshan BuddhaPrivate Day Trips

Private Day Tour: Chengdu Panda and Leshan Buddha

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Get up close to Chinese wildlife and ancient culture on a full-day tour from Chengdu. You have the option to take a private tour or join up with a group. Regardless, you relax in comfortable round trip transportation from your hotel.  Entrance is included to both the Leshan Grand Buddha and Chengdu Panda Base, where you also enjoy engaging tours with your guide.
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One-Day Tour: Authentic Sichuan Tea House and Leshan Giant BuddhaDay Trips

One-Day Tour: Authentic Sichuan Tea House and Leshan Giant Buddha

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As China urbanizes and industrializes, traditional culture is fast being lost. See a side of Chengdu that’s rarely open to foreigners at an authentic old tea house in the suburb of Pengzhen with a private translator/guide. Next, spend the afternoon exploring the Leshan Giant Buddha UNESCO World Heritage Site. This door-to-door tour includes a cup of tea but excludes Buddha entrance fees, boat cruise fees, and lunch.
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Giant Panda and Buddha 1 day tour

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Check off Chengdu’s two star attractions in one day—a feat that’s not practical on public transport—on this convenient private door-to-door tour. Spend the morning at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, then drive to the 233-foot (71-meter) Leshan Giant Buddha, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a boat trip. Along the way, your private guide will enlighten you on topics from Buddhism to panda biology.
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Leshan Giant Buddha and Emei Mountain Train 2-Day TourMulti-day Tours

Leshan Giant Buddha and Emei Mountain Train 2-Day Tour

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Make a special trip to see Leshan Giant Buddha and one of China’s four sacred Buddhist mountains, Mt. Emei, on this 2-day tour by high-speed train from Chengdu. Visit the Leshan Giant Buddha, Baoguo Temple, and Fuhu Temple, and take a cable car up to the Golden Summit. Sit along the banks of the Min River, and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
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All Inclusive Private Day Trip to Chengdu Giant Panda Base and Leshan Giant Buddha Trip by High-Speed Train

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Combine a trip to the Chengdu Giant Panda Base with a visit to the Leshan Giant Buddha on this 9-hour private tour from Chengdu. With a private guide, travel via high-speed rail and private transfer. Entrance fees and lunch are included.
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  • 8 hours
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Private Custom Chengdu Sightseeing Tour

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Make the most of a private guide and flexible itinerary, tailored to your interests, on this full-day tour of Chengdu, including lunch and transport (optional). Stroll along lively Kuan-Zhai Lane, browse the markets and shopping centers, then relax in a traditional teahouse in People’s Park or tuck into Chengdu’s famous hot pot at a local restaurant. Alternatively, escape the city for a tour of Mt Mengding, marvel over the world’s largest Buddha in Leshan or see adorable Giant Pandas at the Chengdu Panda Base. It’s up to you!
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Tea Village in lost Town and Buddha 1 day tourCultural Tours

Tea Village in lost Town and Buddha 1 day tour

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Visit the UNESCO-listed Leshan Giant Buddha and learn about China’s rich tea making history during this full-day tour. After admiring the massive Buddha statue, visit a local village to learn about the art and history of tea making. Walk through the fields, learn how to harvest, and about the different tea regions. End the tour with a tasting of various regional teas and sit down to a delicious local lunch.
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Day Tour: Chengdu Panda Breeding Base and Leshan Giant BuddhaCultural Tours

Day Tour: Chengdu Panda Breeding Base and Leshan Giant Buddha

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Combine visits to Chengdu Tianfu Square, the Leshan Giant Buddha, and the Chengdu Panda Breeding Base in one full-day tour from Chengdu. Pickup and drop-off at select Chengdu hotels included.
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Private Tour: Day Trip to the Leshan Grand Buddha from ChengduPrivate Sightseeing Tours

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

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Absorb the mammoth magnificence of the world’s largest stone Buddha statue on a private full-day tour of the Grand Buddha of Leshan from Chengdu. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, marvel at the colossal size of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed monument and take an illuminated journey down trails that weave around the structure. Visit ancient Buddhist temples and satisfy an appetite for authenticity with a flavorsome Chinese lunch in a local restaurant. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from your Chengdu hotel on this enriching excursion.
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Private Day Tour: Leshan Buddha of Chengdu

This 9-hour private tour allows you to visit the Leshan Giant Buddha and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Mt. Emei Scenic Area. Get panoramic views from the sculpture's vantage point, then sit down for lunch in a local restaurant. This private tour ensures personalized attention from your guide and a flexible itinerary. Round-trip transportation from Chengdu accommodations is included.
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Leshan Giant Buddha Private TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Leshan Giant Buddha Private Tour

Leshan Giant Buddha, a must-see of Chengdu, was listed as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996 together with Mount Emei. This private day tour offers you the chance to visit it from Chengdu. As it is outside of Chengdu city, it will be much easier taking this tour. Your private guide and driver will be there for your group only to ensure you have a good time.
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Mini Group: One-Day Leshan Giant Buddha and Tea Terrace Tour In Lost TownCultural Tours

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See giant pandas and the Giant Buddha of Leshan, and ride a bullet train on this private 12-hour trip from Chengdu. Visit the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base to view these rare animals, and learn about the center’s conservation work. Plus, take a high-speed train to Leshan to see its immense 8th-century Buddha statue carved into a riverside cliff. Train tickets, entrance fees, private Chengdu round-trip transfers, and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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Chengdu Panda Leshan Buddha and Mount Emeishan 2 Days Group TourMulti-day Tours

Chengdu Panda Leshan Buddha and Mount Emeishan 2 Days Group Tour

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This is the perfect tour to discover the top attractions in and around Chengdu. You’ll save hours researching your trip and planning transport by having a full itinerary organized for you. Visit Chengdu Panda Research Base, Leshan Buddha, Mount Emei, Huazang Temple, Wannian Temple, and more on one tour. Conveniently, entrance tickets, accommodation, and transfers are all included.
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Full Day Leshan Giant Buddha Private TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

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See one of China’s highlight attractions—and enjoy seamless logistics throughout the day—on this private tour of the Leshan Giant Buddha, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Meet your guide at your Chengdu hotel, and travel in a comfortable vehicle. It’s a roughly two-hour drive to the colossal landmark. Upon arrival, you can explore the cliff-carved statue, will learn about its history, and can visit the nearby Wuyou and Lingyun Temples. A traditional local lunch is also included in the itinerary.
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2-Day Private Tour of Leshan Grand Buddha and Emei Shan including Monastery StayOvernight Tours

2-Day Private Tour of Leshan Grand Buddha and Emei Shan including Monastery Stay

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Discover the incredible UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites of Leshan on an all-inclusive 2-day tour from Chengdu. Accompanied by a private guide, witness the colossal majesty of Leshan Grand Buddha, the largest stone Buddha sculpture in the world, and soar over the magnificent Emei Shan (Mt Emei) during an exhilarating cable car ride. See sacred shrines and beautiful Buddhist temples; spend the night in an enchanting monastery; and appease an appetite for authenticity with traditional Chinese meals. Relish the freedom and flexibility of this private tour and enjoy the undivided attention of your guide throughout your experience.
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Private Day Tour: Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Center and Leshan Giant BuddhaCultural Tours

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Private Day Tour: Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Center and Leshan Giant Buddha

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Spend the day visiting two of the Chengdu area’s top locations on this full-day private tour. First, head to the Giant Panda breeding center for a closer look at these gentle giants. See them playing, take photos, and learn more about the conservation efforts from China. Then, head to the UNESCO-listed Leshan Giant Buddha to admire the tranquility of the area and enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.
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2-Day Private Buddha Path Trip to Leshan Giant Buddha and Mt EmeiPrivate Sightseeing Tours

2-Day Private Buddha Path Trip to Leshan Giant Buddha and Mt Emei

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This is a private trip with your private car.Spend two days learning about Buddhism culture including visit the largest stone Buddha sculpture in the world in Leshan, carry out a 2-3hs walk in the forest, experience the mysterious Buddhism doctrine in the local monastery in the evening  and enjoy the clouds ocean on the summit of Mt Emei if whether permitted 
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Giant Panda-Leshan Buddha-Emei Mountain 2 Days TourHistorical & Heritage Tours

Giant Panda-Leshan Buddha-Emei Mountain 2 Days Tour

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1. This day tour covers the most popular attractions nearby Chengdu, Giant Panda, Giant Buddha and Emei Mountain. 2. You will get to know the local life, culture and irresistible beautiful scenery of Chengdu.
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Leshan Giant Buddha and Ancient Town TourDay Trips

Leshan Giant Buddha and Ancient Town Tour

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Leshan food is one of Sichuan’s top regional cuisines but little known outside of China—and vendors rarely, if ever, speak English. On this distinctive private door-to-door tour, explore a farmer’s market then drive to Leshan for a delicious lunch. Hike to the top of the Leshan Giant Buddha, see Lingyun Temple, opt to ride a boat around the Buddha, then sample more street food before returning to base.
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2-Day Zen Experience of Leshan & Mt Emei: Giant Buddha, Kungfu and Temple Stay

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Getting a closer view of Leshan Giant Buddha and have an insight into temple life through a master monk’s sermon, Buddhism learning sessions, temple etiquette, vegetarian meals, Zen cultivation, transcription meditation, a tower climb, morning chanting, Emei Kungfu class and more. Don’t miss out on this opportunity for a true Buddhist experience and to see the life of monks up close.This two-day tour includes a one-night stay in the temple, an air-conditioned coach hire, an English-speaking guide accompaniment.
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Mt Emei and Giant Buddha 2 Days TourCultural Tours

Mt Emei and Giant Buddha 2 Days Tour

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we go pickup you from your hotel, and 2 hour drive to Leshan Buddha. A light hiking we can reach the panorama view of the Buddha, we shall take you a local lunch (option), and drive to Emei. Spend a leisure time there. The following day that we go the Wannian temple in the following day, we shall take a easy walking in the mountain about 3.5 hours after take the green bus up to the mountain, we shall back to your hotel about 5:30 pm in Chengdu. If you want to go to Golden Summit, please leave early in the morning, we happy to make a nice plan for you.
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Chengdu Panda Leshan Giant Buddha Emei mountian 2 days trip

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• Two-days excursion covered Chengdu highlights  giant Panda breeding center Leshan Buddha and Mt. Emei. • Private guide for your party • deeply experience Buddhism culture and nature beauty mountain  • Watch the biggest stone carving Buddha in sitting posture in the whole world • Visit Buddha temples in Mt. Emei and appreciate natural secenery above 3099-meters high mountains • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in your private tour
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