Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo), Leshan

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Dwarfing the crowd at its feet, UNESCO-protected Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) ranks easily as the tallest statue of the ancient world. Carved into the stone of a riverside cliff face, the reclining Buddha statue towers to a height of 71 m (233 ft). Make your way to the base and look upward to see the eighth-century statue's fingers protruding over its knees; each of the fingers exceeds a full-grown person in size. Afterwards, head up the staircase next to the statue and enjoy a more "face-to-face" perspective, including a close-up look at the Buddha's 7 m (23 ft) long ears. From the top, you'll also have a view out over the river and across the statue to the cave dwelling carved into the opposite side. Take a look at our Leshan road trip website to schedule your visit to Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • You can go by boat so you can see the Buddha statue from the water. And what a Buddha! You could apparently go up on many steps to the statue as well, but there are a lot of Chinese you get crowded with then. But it's good to have seen it.
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  • This is a long journey from Chengdu to get here, about 2.5 -3hrs there and then the same back, so will take up most of a day. I went with a tour guide just for the day, we only had time to go on the b...  more »
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  • Hard not to give this anything less than a 5. Prepare yourself for the crowd of people. Recommend spending minimum 4 hours to truly enjoy and stroll around the area.
  • Everyone who arrives in Leshana must visit the pride of this city and the Great Buddha. I have to pay tribute to ideas, skills, and human diligence that have been looking for us for 1200 years.    As the proverb says: "Mountain faith transmits," the "little" monk believed that the Great Buddha could calm the waters in the rivers.
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