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Lingyun Temple Tours

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Lingyun Temple
Situated on Lingyun Mountain, Lingyun Temple is also called Great Buddha Temple because of its location at the head of the Leshan Giant Buddha, the largest stone Buddha in the world. Four monuments flank the entrance to the temple, which contains the Heavenly King Hall, Precious Hall of the Great Hero, and Scripture Collection Hall.
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The Basics
Many travelers visit Lingyun Temple as part of a guided day trip from Chengdu to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Leshan Giant Buddha. A typical tour includes a climb up to the top of the 233-foot (71-meter) statue and visits to both Lingyun and Wuyou Temples. Those who would like to take in the statue from a different perspective can upgrade the trip with a short river cruise departing from the opposite bank.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Lingyun Temple is a must-visit for spiritual travelers and first-time visitors to the Leshan Giant Buddha.
  • Day trips to the temple and Buddha statue typically last about eight hours.
  • Most tours include a Szechuan lunch at a local restaurant, as well as round-trip transportation from Chengdu hotels.
 
How to Get There
Leshan is located 82 miles (137 kilometers) south of Chengdu. Several buses make the 90-minute trip to Leshan City each day, and from there you can catch a taxi to the Giant Buddha and Lingyun Temple.
 
When to Get There
The best time to visit the temple and its surroundings is during spring or fall, when weather is mild and rainstorms are less frequent. Summer tends to be the wettest season in Leshan, while winter temperatures can get chilly. Avoid visiting on Chinese national holidays, when the temple is packed with Chinese tourists.
 
Legend of the Giant Buddha

According to legend, the confluence of the Dadu, Min, and Qingyi rivers was a rushing torrent and a danger to shipping vessels and to the livelihood of local people. In AD 713, a monk of the Lingyun Temple believed that the waters might be calmed if a giant likeness of Buddha were chiseled out of the cliffs. The Leshan Giant Buddha was created and has stood guard over those who navigate the river ever since.
Address: Lingyun Mountain, Leshan, China
Admission: Varies
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Chengdu Private Day Tour of Leshan Giant Buddha and Lingyun TempleDay Trips

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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All Inclusive Chengdu Private Day Tour to Leshan Giant Buddha andCity HighlightsDay Trips

All Inclusive Chengdu Private Day Tour to Leshan Giant Buddha andCity Highlights

Combine visits to Leshan Giant Buddha and City highlights in one full-day private tour from Chengdu. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, discover the incredible UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites of Leshan Giant Buddha, marvel at the world’s largest stone Buddha statue from different view. Explore Lingyun Temple and Wuyou Temple and enjoy a boat cruise for the panoramic view of Giant Buddha. Then, travel back to city to see Chengdu highlights from historical sties and temples to gardens, parks, pandas and markets. Customize your own itinerary and travel at your own pace, and stop to snap photos, grab a souvenir or explore. This private tour including English speaking tour guide, travel by private air-conditioned vehicle, entrance fee, boat ride, lunch and round trip hotel transfer.
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Chengdu Private Day Tour to the Leshan Giant Buddha with Lunch and Boat RideDay Trips

Chengdu Private Day Tour to the Leshan Giant Buddha with Lunch and Boat Ride

Discover the incredible UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites of Leshan Giant Buddha on a private tour from Chengdu. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, marvel at the world’s largest stone Buddha statue from different view. Admire the elaborate construction of the Buddha's coiled hair from Lingyun Temple. Explore Wuyou Temple which contains an abundance of terra-cotta sculptures and calligraphic paintings, absorb panoramic views of three rivers converging prettily below. Finally take a cruise for an alternative perspective of the grand Buddha. This private tour including English speaking tour guide, travel by private air-conditioned vehicle, entrance fee, boat ride and lunch.
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 Chengdu Private Day Tour to the Leshan Giant Buddha and Huanglongxi Old TownDay Trips

Chengdu Private Day Tour to the Leshan Giant Buddha and Huanglongxi Old Town

Combine visits to Leshan Giant Buddha and Huanglongxi Ancient Town in one full-day private tour from Chengdu. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, discover the incredible UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites of Leshan Giant Buddha, marvel at the world’s largest stone Buddha statue from different view. Explore Lingyun Temple and Wuyou Temple and enjoy a boat cruise for the panoramic view of Giant Buddha. Experience the rural life style at 1700 years Huanglongxi Ancient Town. This private tour including English speaking tour guide, travel by private air-conditioned vehicle, entrance fee, boat ride and lunch.
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Chengdu Private Day Tour to Leshan Giant Buddha and Panda Breeding BaseDay Trips

Chengdu Private Day Tour to Leshan Giant Buddha and Panda Breeding Base

Join this private day tour from Chengdu to visit the Leshan Giant Buddha and Chengdu Giant Panda Base. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, discover the incredible UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites of Leshan Giant Buddha, marvel at the world’s largest stone Buddha statue from different view. Explore Lingyun Temple and Wuyou Temple and enjoy a boat cruise for the panoramic view of Giant Buddha. Spend some leisure time at Chengdu Panda Base to see the Giant pandas including new born babies, teenagers and adult pandas. Learn about the different stages of panda’s life from infancy to adulthood. This private tour including English speaking tour guide, travel by private air-conditioned vehicle, entrance fee, boat ride, lunch and door-to-door hotel transfers.
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3-Day Private Tour: Incredible Chengdu HighlightsNature & Wildlife

3-Day Private Tour: Incredible Chengdu Highlights

There are so many things to see in Chengdu, and it can be hard for first-time visitors to know where to start. Take the guesswork out of the sightseeing process on this private 3-day tour of the city, which includes guided visits to must-see attractions like Leshan Giant Buddha, Wuhou Temple, Kuanzhai Alley, Wenshu Temple, the panda bears, Qingcheng Mountain and Dujiangyan Irrigation System. This all-inclusive tour includes all entrance fees, lunch, transportation, cable car round trip, and of course a private guide to provide information and take you through Chengdu. A choice of upgrading your tour option with VIP seating to a Mask Changing Show upon booking.
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2-Day Private Tour of Leshan Giant Buddha+Emei Mountain Monastery Overnight StayNature & Wildlife

2-Day Private Tour of Leshan Giant Buddha+Emei Mountain Monastery Overnight Stay

Escape the city, explore two of Chengdu’s most stunning natural and culture wonders on this 2 day private tour from Chengdu.Travel with your experienced tour guide, and private air-conditioned vehicle, marvel at the world’s largest stone Buddha statue at Leshan from different view. Explore Lingyun Temple, Wuyou Temple, and take a cruise for the paranoiac view of the grand Buddha. Stay overnight at Baoguo Temple in Mount Emei Scenic zone, stroll around different temples and gardens then use the convenient cable car to the Gold Summit, enjoy amazing view of the surroundings. This private tour including entrance fee, boat ride, round trip cable car ride, lunch and overnight accommodation at Mount Emei
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Private Day Trip: Leshan Giant Buddha with LunchDay Trips

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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