Lily was a phenomenal tour guide that made this experience incredibly enjoyable. We didn't realize that although the Giant Buddha is magnificent, you basically walk up the steps and look down on- the Giant Buddha itself takes about 5 minutes and that's that. Lily turned this experience into a fascinating half-day excursion, including a boat trip to see the Buddha from the river, a visit to an amazing monastery with no other tourists, and an amazing lunch made out of the freshest local vegetables and bamboo on a balcony in the treetops at a local restaurant that we never could have visited ourselves because it was all in Chinese. Throughout, she was very interesting to talk to and taught us so much about China and Chinese culture, past and present. Highly recommended.
David B USA
We had an absolutely amazing day with Lily from WestChinaGo Travel Service. The entire experience was incredibly personalized, well-balanced, and fun from start to finish. Lily was extremely professional and thoughtful and incredibly responsive to our inquiries and needs. Would absolutely recommend this tour and Lily!
If you want to experience a real authentic, Chinese, culture experience, then this is THE way to do it! We had a wonderful time and would do it all over again in a heartbeat. Our guide, Mrs. Lili was the perfect tour guide: experienced knowledgeable, friendly and full of good humor and spirit. We ventured on to the high speed train which was a very comfortable and smooth ride to Leshan that only lasted an hour. We were the driven by a personnel river to the Leshan Giant Buddha entrance and had a wonderful time during the visit to the temple at the top of the Buddha and also when going down alongside the Buddha. After having been in awe of the giant Buddha at its feet we went on to the hike up the trail to the top. We did not go the normal route but instead went the side route that ended in a local fishing village. We were then invited for a local lunch at one of the fishermans stalls. This is the best Chinese cuisine we ever tasted and it was delicious! The traditional Sichuan kitchen is the bomb! We then proceeded along the canal that provided some beautiful scenery. Afterwards our driver took us into the area of Leshan down town where we sipped a wonderful jasmine tea at a local tea house alongside the river. Afterwards we were treated to the wonderful , colors, smells and sights and sounds of the local market in town. Our trip ended with the high speed train taking us back. Our guide, Mrs. Lili was so kind to show us the way to the ancient streets in Chengdu where we were able to browse for some wonderful souvenirs. We are very grateful to Mrs. Lily for showing us this wonderful place called Leshan and for taking us to see the giant Buddha and its surroundings. An unforgettable journey into authentic Chinese culture, which was worth every penny!
It was a very enjoyable day. Our guide was knowledgeable and she never rushed us through the itinerary like some others might. The Leshan Giant Buddha is very impressive!
We had a great time. Our guide was awesome, so informative and interesting.
This is a must see.
Wonderful day trip perhaps we were a little lucky with the weather as it wasn't too hot. Guide was very well informed and took us to a wonderful local address for lunch. The walk down the side of the Buddha was rather crowded but well worth it when you reach the foot and look back at the marvelous Buddha above you.
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