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Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) Tours

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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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Leshan Giant Buddha Day Tour

Leshan Giant Buddha Day Tour

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Leshan Giant Buddha’s location outside of Chengdu can make it tricky to get to by public transport. Avoid the hassle of working out local transport schedules, and get there in a quick and efficient way—on an organized day tour. Conveniently, hotel pickup and drop-off are included, and the transfers are private too.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$84,21
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US$84,21
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Private Tour: Leshan Giant Buddha and Fishing Village from Chengdu

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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  • 7 to 8 hours
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US$219,00
Price varies by group size
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US$219,00
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From Chengdu: All-Inclusive Leshan Giant Buddha Private Day Tour

From Chengdu: All-Inclusive Leshan Giant Buddha Private Day Tour

Discover Chengdu in your way on a private day tour with local insider, explore the World Heritage listed Giant Buddha in Leshan and be amazed by the largest carved Buddha of 71 meters high, make full use of your time to gain the best travelling experience. Comfortable & exclusive transportation, English-speaking tour guide, entrance ticket and local lunch are all inclusive.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$217,95
Price varies by group size
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US$217,95
Price varies by group size
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Private Day Trip: Leshan Giant Buddha with Lunch

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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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$194,99
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US$194,99
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Private Tour of Chengdu Panda Center and Leshan Giant Buddha

Private Tour of Chengdu Panda 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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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$256,42
Price varies by group size
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US$256,42
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Leshan Giant Buddha option boat Cruiser or Mountain hike to Buddha grottoes

Leshan Giant Buddha option boat Cruiser or Mountain hike to Buddha grottoes

1 pickup from your hotel arrange fast train tickets +private car to save drive time 2 view Buddha by boat or hike buddha mountain both can available 3 visit hundred Buddha Grottoes and ancient Tomb and temples available 4 perfect english speak tour guide
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  • 8 to 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$246,16
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US$246,16
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Mini Group: One-Day Leshan Giant Buddha and Tea Terrace Tour In Lost Town

Mini Group: One-Day Leshan Giant Buddha and Tea Terrace Tour In Lost Town

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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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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$173,00
Price varies by group size
From
US$173,00
Price varies by group size

1-Day Leshan Giant Buddha Private Tour with the Lunch from Chengdu

1-Day Leshan Giant Buddha Private Tour with the Lunch from Chengdu

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Leshan Giant Buddha stands 133 feet (71 meters) tall where three rivers meet—but there’s more to Leshan than the statue. This private full-day door-to-door tour lets you experience the Buddha from every angle—from a boat, from the stairs in the cliff, and even above his head. Also visit the Lingyun Temple and the Leshan Giant Buddha Museum, and enjoy a restaurant lunch.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$223,00
Price varies by group size
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US$223,00
Price varies by group size

Leshan Giant Buddha Private Tour

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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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$215,39
Price varies by group size
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US$215,39
Price varies by group size
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Leshan Giant Buddha and Emei Mountain Train 2-Day Tour

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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  • 2 days
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US$449,00
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US$449,00
Price varies by group size

Day Tour: Chengdu Panda Breeding Base and Leshan Giant Buddha

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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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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US$101,80
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US$101,80
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Chengdu Private Day Tour of Leshan Giant Buddha and Lingyun Temple

Chengdu Private Day Tour of Leshan Giant Buddha and Lingyun Temple

See the Leshan Giant Buddha, the tallest pre-modern statue in the world, without the anxiety-inducing experience of driving on unfamiliar Chinese roads or the hassle of haggling with taxi drivers. With a guide to walk you through the advanced artistic and architectural techniques used in this Tang Dynasty monument, finish this tour with a greater understanding of the Giant Buddha than a do-it-yourself trip can offer.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$210,00
Price varies by group size
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US$210,00
Price varies by group size
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Full Day Leshan Giant Buddha Private Tour

Full Day Leshan Giant Buddha Private Tour

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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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$217,95
Price varies by group size
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US$217,95
Price varies by group size
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Private Day Tour to Leshan Grand Buddha from Chengdu

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Private Day Tour to 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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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$181,90
US$214,00
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US$181,90
US$214,00
US$32,10 savings
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Private day trip: Leshan Giant Buddha by bullet train

Private day trip: Leshan Giant Buddha by bullet train

This is the world's largest stone-carved Buddha. Be amazed at the largest sitting Buddha statue in the world. Visit Leshan Giant Buddha with a professional english guide. Use bullet train both way from Chengdu. Visit area temples.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
From
US$114,88
Price varies by group size
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US$114,88
Price varies by group size

All Inclusive Private Day Trip to Chengdu Giant Panda Base and Leshan Giant Buddha Trip by High-Speed Train

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 full-day 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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US$269,00
Price varies by group size
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US$269,00
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Chengdu Private Tour with panda base,Leshan giant Buddha, and Lunch

Chengdu Private Tour with panda base,Leshan giant Buddha, and Lunch

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Hit all the highlights of Chengdu on this private full-day tour with a dedicated guide. Explore the Chengdu panda base, the Buddha tour by boat, savor a classic Chengdu lunch, and more. Chengdu panda base and Leshan giant Buddha admission, meal, and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$257,00
Price varies by group size
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US$257,00
Price varies by group size

All Inclusive Boutique Tour of Giant Buddha From Chengdu

All Inclusive Boutique Tour of Giant Buddha From Chengdu

Escape the hustle and bustle of Chengdu and visit the UNESCO-listed Leshan Giant Buddha on this full-day private tour. Learn about the history of this Giant Buddha stands at 233 feet (71 meters) and features 1,021 intricate buns embedded on the head. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant and visit the Wuyou and Lingyun temples before heading back to Chengdu.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$217,95
Price varies by group size
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US$217,95
Price varies by group size
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Private Day Tour: Chengdu Panda and Leshan Buddha

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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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$95,00
Price varies by group size
From
US$95,00
Price varies by group size
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1-Day Chengdu Panda Base and Leshan Giant Buddha GROUP Tour

1-Day Chengdu Panda Base and Leshan Giant Buddha GROUP Tour

Visit two popular Chengdu attractions, the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding and the Leshan Giant Buddha, without the hassle of planning public transport or learning how to drive on local roads. On this small-group tour, watch giant pandas as they feed and play and marvel at the Giant Buddha, carved into the red limestone cliff centuries ago, without the noise and distractions of a large tour group.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$140,00
Price varies by group size
From
US$140,00
Price varies by group size

All Inclusive Chengdu Private Tour of Giant Panda and Buddha

All Inclusive Chengdu Private Tour of Giant Panda and Buddha

Experience several Chengdu top attractions in one day on this private day tour. It’ll be the ultimate stress-free experience with hotel pickup and drop-off included. Avoid waiting in line by having your entrance ticket to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding included. After seeing the giant pandas, you’ll travel to a UNESCO-listed site—Leshan Giant Buddha and enjoy a local lunch.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$230,77
Price varies by group size
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US$230,77
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2-Day Private Tour of Leshan Grand Buddha and Emei Shan including Monastery Stay

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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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$466,00
Price varies by group size
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US$466,00
Price varies by group size

Chengdu Day Tour of Panda Base and Giant Buddha

Chengdu Day Tour of Panda Base and Giant Buddha

Spend a day immersing yourself in the cultural highlights of Chengdu and the surrounding region on this seamless tour. Following morning pickup from your local hotel, travel via private vehicle to the famed Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding for a special opportunity to observe and learn about these beloved animals. Next, sample traditional, spice-driven Sichuan cuisine when you visit a local restaurant for lunch. Finally, continue to the UNESCO-listed Leshan Giant Buddha before returning to your hotel.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$243,59
Price varies by group size
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US$243,59
Price varies by group size
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Private Day Tour: Leshan Buddha Of Chengdu

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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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$242,00
Price varies by group size
From
US$242,00
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