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Private Day Trip: Leshan Giant Buddha with Lunch

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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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.
  • 8-hour private day trip to the Leshan Grand Buddha
  • Private guide for just you and your party
  • Climb to the top of the largest Buddha statue in the world
  • Visit area temples
  • Lunch included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Chengdu
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Chinese lunch is served at a local restaurant
A professional English-speaking guide
A private guide and a driver
Pickup and drop-off from your hotel
Bottled water
Admission ticket of Giant Buddha and Temples
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities
Boat tour fee

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
7/1/2020 - 11/30/2020
Monday - Sunday:07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
12/1/2020 - 3/31/2021
Monday - Sunday:07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
7/1/2021 - 11/30/2021
Monday - Sunday:07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
12/1/2021 - 3/31/2022
Monday - Sunday:07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Be ready for hotel pickup in Chengdu around 8am. Meet your private guide and driver, then embark on a 2-hour journey through the scenic countryside. Get to know your guide, ask any questions you may have, or just relax and watch the landscape pass by. 

Once you reach Leshan, walk through the immaculately landscaped grounds and up the steps leading to the 233-foot (71-meter) statue. The Buddha's toes rest on the water's edge, where the Qingyi, Dadu, and Min rivers meet. Snap some photos from this vantage point and then continue to the top, home to temples such as Lingyun and Wuyou, as well as the Hall of Arhats. 

Opt to upgrade with a cruise on the river from the opposite bank, which gives additional views of the immense statue. 

Your guide will help you pick a spot for lunch (included) before heading back to Chengdu, where you'll be dropped back at your hotel around 4pm.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)
Meet your private guide in the lobby of your Chengdu hotel at 8am. It's about a 2-hour drive through the countryside to Leshan. Here you'll stroll through landscaped grounds to the top of the 233-foot (71-meter) statue, and descend the steep staircase to his feet at the water's edge. The Leshan Grand Buddha (or Giant Buddha) was built in the eighth century thanks to the inspiration of a monk named Haitong. He believed that Buddha's presence would calm the waters below, where the Min, Dadu, and Qingyi rivers meet, and enable ships to make their journeys safely. Amazingly, once the structure was completed, the waters did calm down. Some say this was due to the Buddha; others attribute it to the large amount of rock removed in order to carve the sculpture.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Lingyun Temple
After you've admired the Buddha's truly enormous toes, your guide will lead you back to the top of the statue to visit two of the many temples in this sacred area. Lingyun Temple stands overlooking his head, and dates back even further than the Buddha, although the buildings you see today are around 300 years old.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Wuyou Temple
Next, visit the Wuyou Temple, which sits on its own island atop a hill. The Hall of Arhats is home to hundreds of lifelike carvings of arhats – Buddhists who have achieved nirvana and progressed to the level of a saint. Should you wish to get another angle on the Buddha, your guide can arrange a short river cruise from the opposite bank (own expense). Choose whether to enjoy lunch before or after your visit to the Grand Buddha. You'll leave Leshan around 2pm, returning to your hotel at 4pm.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved: please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Wendy Wu Tours-Day Tour

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.


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I did this tour with my son in...
Kelli B
, Apr 2017
I did this tour with my son in April. Murphy was our guide. She was amazing. She contacted the hotel the night before the tour to be sure I knew the pickup time. She arrived on time the morning of the tour. She was very knowledgeable. She knew everything about the Leshan Buddha. We opted to take the boat ride. I highly recommend doing that. You get a much better view of the entire Buddha that way. The walk down from the head to the feet can take hours. She had also prepared a list of things near my hotel that I could do and see on my own while in Chengdu. I thought that was a nice personal touch.
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