Private Tour: Day Trip to the Leshan Grand Buddha from Chengdu

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  • Location: Chengdu, China
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5489LESHAN

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See the world’s largest stone Buddha statue! Standing at an astounding 233 feet (71 meters), the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Grand Buddha of Leshan is proof of the significance of this religion in ancient China. Your private guide will lead you on an illuminating journey up and down the trails around the whole structure, and you’ll visit ancient Buddhist temples along the way. Your tour will include private transportation from Chengdu and a delicious Chinese lunch at a popular local restaurant.

Highlights

  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Lunch included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
A private vehicle will pick you up from your Chengdu hotel and take you on a two-hour drive to the Leshan Grand Buddha. Upon arrival at Leshan, indulge in a delicious Chinese lunch at a popular local restaurant. Afterwards, your guide will lead you to the Grand Buddha Temple (Lingyun Temple), located behind the Grand Buddha’s head. Marvel at the elaborate construction of its coiled hair, which is made up of around 1,020 twisted buns. Walk inside and marvel at the intricate sculptures and wall designs of the temple.

Then, follow your guide down the trail toward the left of the Grand Buddha. This walk usually takes approximately 30 minutes, but is flexible depending on any rest or photo stops you may want to make. Standing at an impressive 233 feet (71 meters) high and 92 feet (28 meters) wide, it is by far the largest carved Buddha sculpture in the entire world! Admire the grandeur of this structure as it towers over you.

Your guide will then lead you on another 30-minute walk up the trail on the right side of the Buddha to reach another temple. Walk inside the Wuyou Temple, a pink-walled building housing an abundance of calligraphic paintings, sculptures of terracotta monks and various other Buddhist artifacts. Follow your guide to the Arhat Hall, where you will see upwards of 500 Arhat statues. Outside the temple, take in magnificent aerial views of the Buddha, the surrounding forest and the Min River, Qingyi River and Dadu River converging below.

For an alternative view of the Grand Buddha, take a boat cruise on the river (at own expense). After a full day of touring this World Heritage Site, sit back and relax as your private transport drives you back to your Chengdu hotel.

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Departure Point:
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Departure Time:
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Pricing information

Private Tour: Day Trip to the Leshan Grand Buddha from Chengdu

Leshan Grand Buddha

Inclusions:
  • Entrance fee to Grand Buddha
  • English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Boat excursion
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A great amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes and water are recommended
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
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Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Susannah v, July 2014

We had an amazing time in Leshan. Our guide, Andy, taught us so much and made it a great day. Lunch in the village was fantastic too.
Thank you!!

Reviewed by: Gareth J, April 2013

Our best guide of our Chinese trip. Very friendly and helpful. Awesome lunch too.

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