leshan giant buddha tour

leshan giant buddha tour

LeShan Giant Buddha .The famous 71 meters Leshan Giant Buddha is carved out of a cliff face.People say:“The mountain is a Buddha and the Buddha is a mountain”

LeShan Giant Buddha Tour

leshan giant buddha :The famous 71 meters Leshan Giant Buddha is carved out of a cliff face. It shows a seated Buddha with his hands on his knees.

It is the tallest statue of the Buddha and the shoulders are 28 meters wide. The smallest toenail can easily seat a person and the 7 meters wide ear can accommodate two people. The head of the Leshan Giant Buddha is 14.7 meters tall and 10 meters wide and is covered with 1,021 buns of curly hair. People say:
“The mountain is a Buddha and the Buddha is a mountain”

Near the city of Leshan. The stone sculpture faces Mount Emei, with the rivers flowing below its feet. It is the largest and tallest stone Buddha statue in the world and it is by far the tallest pre-modern statue in the world.Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996.

Pandachinago always attach more experience to our clients, Offering you value and hassle-free leshan giant buddha day tour.
LeShan Giant Buddha

 Chinese Name: 乐山大佛
 Address: Leshan City, China(150 KM from chengdu)
 Opening Time:Busy season AM730-0730PM(April.1-oct.31)
Slow season AM800-0600pm(November.1-march.31)
 Recommended Visiting Time:2-3 Hours 
 Height: 71m►width: 24m
90 (ON SEASON) climb up the mountain
    ¥ 70 (ON SEASON) boat cruise

LeShan Giant Buddha History and Facts

Leshan Giant Buddha lies at the confluence of the Minjang, Dadu and Qingyi in city of Leshan in the Chinese province of Sichuan.
Historical Background: The construction was started in 713, led by a Chinese monk named Haitong. He hoped that the Giant Buddha Statue would calm the turbulent waters that plagued the shipping vessels traveling down the river.
When funding for the project was threatened, he is said to have gouged out his own eyes to show his piety and sincerity. After his death, however, the construction was stuck due to insufficient funding. About 70 years later, a jiedushi decided to sponsor the project and the construction was completed by Haitong’s disciples in 803.

Apparently the massive construction resulted in so much stone being removed from the cliff face and deposited into the river below that the currents were indeed altered by the statue, making the waters safe for passing ships.
A sophisticated drainage system was incorporated into the Leshan Giant Buddha when it was built. It is still in working order. It includes drainage pipes carved into various places on the body, to carry away the water after the rains so as to reduce weathering.
When the Giant Buddha was carved, a huge thirteen story wood structure (similar to the one at the Rongxian Giant Buddha) was built to shelter it from rain and sunshine. This structure was destroyed and sacked by the Mongols during the wars at the end of the Yuan Dynasty. From then on, the stone statue was exposed to the elements.

Leshan Giant Buddha Travel Guide

  • There are 2 ways of visiting Leshan giant buddha: One is river cruisewhich will last about only 20 will see panorama buddha.
    another is to climb up the will have chance to visit the temple.and walking down the cliff to the foot.usually IT’S crowded
    queuing will take 0.5-2 hours.
  • Climbing up the mount will involve lot of walking, so we suggest the senior to choose river cruise.
  • when taking boat cruise,there is the platform on boat for taking picture,since it have good position and angle for photo-taking,please attention it is charged. please confirm the price for either every one picture or for the whole process, sometimes customer possibly be scammed.
  • chengdu charter car to leshan giant buddha
    comfortable 5 seats Passat business car or similar level    Price:165 USD ≈ 1150 RMB
  • Price Inclusions
  • comfortable 5 seats Passat business car or similar level
  • Including parking fee,fuel cost,toll
  • experienced and friendly driver of tourism for Pandachinago company
  •  24/7 English-speaking Support
  • hotel pick up and drop off,round trip between chengdu and leshan giant buddha
  • Comfortable 7 seats Buick business van       Price:205 usd 1400Rmb
  • comfortable 7 seats buike business van
  • Including parking fee,fuel cost,toll
  • experienced and friendly driver of tourism for Pandachinago company
  • 24/7 English-speaking Support
  • hotel pick up and drop off,round trip between chengdu and leshan giant buddha
    Chartered car Exclusion:
       Personal expense
       Gratitude for driver

  • Please Attention:
  • fully licensed,fully legal car with insurance
    No shopping
    No Detour
    trip at your pace.
  • PandaChinaGo offers best value transfer services in Chengdu, including Chengdu airport to or from downtown hotel,
  • Chengdu railway station to hotel,
  • Chengdu down town hotel to hot attractions like Century Exhibition Center, Kuanzhai Alley, Jinli Street, Panda Base and so on.
  • We ensure you an enjoyable and hassle free journey with our fully qualified experienced drivers, well-conditioned serviced vehicles and auto insurance coverage 
  •  PandaChinaGo Travel Service
    PandaChinaGo ensure the fair deal to everyone, even if you don’t know the local tour’s normal price level, we still give you fair quotation,no overcharge,no Hidden Charges,no Forced Shopping
  • We work with many foreign travel agency,their customers don’t know we are virtual supplier.           Viator, as tour platform, who have many tour package products, every tour order is placed, viator will charge dealer(travel agency) 20% commission of order value,we suggest you directly contact us, we can do every local tour package or Day-Tour on the viator with price less than 20%.
  • other than scenery, the people you meet are more important factor, our tour guide is type of temperature, rather than good service, they more like your friend.
  • based on saving cost, for some tour, we always considerate for customer, like panda volunteer, panda photo, fundamentally no necessary to hire the tour guide, just charter car is ok, we are tour expert, also the traveler, you will be treated in the way what we want.
  • 1)When is the best time to visit Leshan Giant Buddha?
  • Answer:Due to the popularity of Leshan Giant Buddha,in busy tourist season,it may take more than 2 hours to queue in the line to walk down to the Leshan Giant Buddha’s feet.Arrive early is the best way to avoid the crowds.
    2)How long dose the river cruise take to view Leshan Giant Buddha?
    Answer:About 20 minutes.As the capacity of the boat is 35 passengers,so you may wait for a while on board.From the boat,you will see the sleeping Buddha as well.
    PS: sleeping Buddha, from distance ,the mountain look like sleeping buddha, use imagination.
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  • Travel Counselor: Amanda Lee