Visit the famous imposing statue in southern Sichuan with this Leshan Buddha Tour from Chengdu. Discover the history of one of the sculptural wonders built during the Tang Dynasty.
Leshan Buddha Tour
After picking you up at your hotel in Chengdu, we'll head to Leshan. The city is in the Chinese province of Sichuan located approximately two and a half hours away.
On arrival, we'll begin with a guided tour around the Leshan Giant Buddha. This colossal sculpture standing at 71 metres (232 feet) high and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was sculpted in the 8th century into the Mount Lingyun cliff. This site is spectacular because of its location, as we'll see from the top of the sculpture. In fact, the Giant Buddha was built to serve as a protector for all those who navigated the turbulent waters in the area. On the tour, you'll learn more about the curious facts surrounding the location.
From the summit where the Great Buddha is located, we'll discover why the local saying "The mountain is Buddha and Buddha is the mountain" is evident here. The magnificent sculpture is also a pilgrimage centre for many devotees from many corners of the country.
The tour will continue to the nearby Lingyun Temple, where we'll observe a range of books and objects related to the process of constructing the Giant Buddha. We'll also visit its different pavilions decorated in the Buddhist style, with great care. The tour will end by going to a restaurant in the area, where you'll have free time to taste the traditional Sichuan cuisine.
After lunch, we'll return to Chengdu.
The tour doesn't include lunch or entry to the locations visited. On the day of the tour you must pay for the following tickets:
- Leshan Buddha: ¥ 90 (US$ 12.90)
- Lingyun Temple: ¥ 70 (US$ 10.10)
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.
This is a private tour organized for you and your partner, friends or family.
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Tour in English
Up to 3 peopleUS$ 258.80
Up to 5 peopleUS$ 297.20
Up to 7 peopleUS$ 335.80
The tour is exclusively in English.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Transport by tourist bus and private vehicle.
English speaking guide.
Private and exclusive tour, there won't be other people in your group.
Entrance to the Leshan Buddha (€ 11 (US$ 13.10) approx.).
Entry to Wangye temple (€ 9 (US$ 10.70) approx.).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 3 days before (Chengdu local time) if there are still places available.
We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).