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Private Leshan Buddha Tour
Activities in Chengdu

Private Leshan Buddha Tour

9.20 / 10
5 reviews | 47 travellers
The excursion is worth doing both the cruise and seeing the Buddha from above and below. We went in November and down to then make the ascent there are large queues and a huge plug, it is a bit overwhelming. We did the excursion with Jorge who took us to taste the typical gastronomy of Leshan and we liked it a lot.
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Free cancellation up to 7 days before
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US$ 281.30
Free cancellation up to 7 days before
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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

Private 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.

Important Information

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$ 14.10)
  • Lingyun Temple: ¥ 70 (US$ 10.90)
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This is a private tour organized for you and your partner, friends or family.

Up to 3 people Up to 5 people Up to 7 people
Tour in English
US$ 281.30
US$ 323
US$ 364.90

Tour in English

  • Up to 3 people

    US$ 281.30
  • Up to 5 people

    US$ 323
  • Up to 7 people

    US$ 364.90

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.


7 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks 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.

Not included


Entrance to the Leshan Buddha ( 11 (US$ 13.30) approx.).

Entry to Wangye temple ( 9 (US$ 10.90) approx.).

When to book?

You can book up until 48 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


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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.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Per group from
US$ 281.30
Free cancellation up to 7 days before

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 7 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.