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Private Full-Day Tour to the Leshan Giant Buddha

by Xi’an ANZ Travel Service Duration 8h Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per traveller Price is AU$195
Pricing based on group of 6 travellers

Marvel at the majesty of the Leshan Giant Buddha on this tour that takes you up close to the enormous statue. See the entirety of the towering 233-foot (71-metre), UNESCO-listed monument, and get up close to its immaculately detailed head with a visit to the Lingyun Buddhist Temple.

Get picked up in the morning to start your journey. Relax in an air-conditioned vehicle as your driver takes you from Chengdu to Leshan, passing through picturesque farmlands and low mountains. Upon arrival at Leshan, transfer to a comfortable boat cruise, which takes you out to the confluence of the Minjiang, Dadu, and Qingyi Rivers where the Giant Buddha resides. From the water, you can see the entirety of the 233-foot (71-metre) statue, which was originally carved from the cliff face in hopes that it would calm the turbulent waters of the area.

Construction of the Buddha was started in 713 and led by a Chinese monk named Hai Tong. After 90 years of effort, the Buddha was completed by Hai Tonne's disciples in 803. Head to shore and begin climbing to Lingyun Temple, which stands at the back of the Buddha's head. From here, you can clearly see the 1020 twisted buns that were individually carved and inlaid on the Buddha's scalp. Venture down to the feet of the enormous statue to truly appreciate its size. After fully exploring the impressive statue, head back to Chengdu in the comfort of your private vehicle.

Marvel at the majesty of the Leshan Giant Buddha on this tour that takes you up close to the enormous statue. See the entirety of the towering 233-foot (71-metre), UNESCO-listed monument, and get up close to its immaculately detailed head with a visit to the Lingyun Buddhist Temple.

Get picked up in the morning to start your journey. Relax in an air-conditioned vehicle as your driver takes you from Chengdu to Leshan, passing through picturesque farmlands and low mountains. Upon arrival at Leshan, transfer to a comfortable boat cruise, which takes you out to the confluence of the Minjiang, Dadu, and Qingyi Rivers where the Giant Buddha resides. From the water, you can see the entirety of the 233-foot (71-metre) statue, which was originally carved from the cliff face in hopes that it would calm the turbulent waters of the area.

Construction of the Buddha was started in 713 and led by a Chinese monk named Hai Tong. After 90 years of effort, the Buddha was completed by Hai Tonne's disciples in 803. Head to shore and begin climbing to Lingyun Temple, which stands at the back of the Buddha's head. From here, you can clearly see the 1020 twisted buns that were individually carved and inlaid on the Buddha's scalp. Venture down to the feet of the enormous statue to truly appreciate its size. After fully exploring the impressive statue, head back to Chengdu in the comfort of your private vehicle.

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9:00 AM, Tour in English

Duration 8h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per traveller
AU$461.13

Total price is AU$461.13, taxes included

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Private Full-Day Tour to the Leshan Giant Buddha

Activity Location

Leshan

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    488 Shu Han Lu

    Chengdu Shi 610036


Highlights

  • Chance to see the Leshan Giant Buddha up close & in person

  • Details of the Buddha's head at the top of the cliff

  • Full perspective of the entire 233-foot (71-metre) statue

  • Stories & facts about the 90-year construction history

  • Convenient roundtrip transport with a friendly guide


Inclusions

  • Private guided tour to the Leshan Giant Buddha

  • Boat ride

  • Admission fees

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your central Chengdu hotel

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 1 and younger are complimentary. Children aged 17 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.

  • You must provide all travellers' names, passport numbers and hotel details to Xi'an ANZ Travel Service at least 3 days before your travel date to confirm your reservation. Your reservation may be cancelled if your details are not received in time.

  • Hotel pick-up is available from most centrally located Chengdu hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel foyer 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.