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.
Tours to Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)
Private Tour: Day Trip to the Leshan Grand Buddha from Chengdu BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $227
Duration: 8 hours
Private Tour: Leshan Giant Buddha and Fishing Village from Chengdu BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $219
Duration: 7 to 8 hours
Private Custom Chengdu Sightseeing Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $15
Duration: 8 hours
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) Reviews
Man kan åka båt så att man ser buddhastatyn från vattnet. Och vilken buddha! Man kunde tydligen gå upp på många trappsteg till statyn också, men det är en massa kineser man får trängas med då. Men det... more »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.
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 »
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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