Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo), Leshan

4.3
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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  • We were in China over the New Year and during the Corona virus scare so the crowds probably weren't as bad as normal. It did take us 30 minutes to start our decent down the 250 steps. At the...  more »
  • We visited on a very overcast day. The Buddha was carved and conceived 1300 years ago. It took 90 plus years to build and is 71 meters tall. It is on the Yangtze River. It is made of sandstone. It...  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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