Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)

Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo): Hours, Address, Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) Reviews: 4.5/5

Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)

Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Carved out of a hill, the largest Buddha in the world dates back to the 8th century.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Top ways to experience Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)
Popular mentions

4.5
1,471 reviews
Excellent
758
Very good
522
Average
153
Poor
24
Terrible
14

Maxim B
Ottawa, Canada896 contributions
Great sight!
Apr 2021 • Family
Did this as a day trip from Chengdu. Drive down in the morning. Would recommend entering the site before 10am. By noon the line up to go down to the platform at the feet was already very long. This was on a Saturday. Otherwise, very enjoyable site. Not counting the trip down to the feet of Buddha and up, the rest of the site can be leisurely done in a couple of hours.

Two see the entire statue from the front, the best option is to do a short boat tour and see it from the river. We didn't do that. Instead, we drove across the river to the tourist square and saw it from there. It is further and the angle is not perfect, but still sufficient to get the feel. Also saved us waiting in lines for the boat and being squeezed in the crowd on it.
Written 19 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada1,211 contributions
Enjoyed Our Visit but Enjoyed Boat More
Oct 2020 • Friends
The Giant Buddha is worth seeing and you get pretty close and personal if you pay 80 RMB to hike up. The paths got pretty crowded towards the end of Golden Week and the steps going up and down are very narrow. We would recommend going on the river cruise here as well for 70 RMB.

To get here we took the train from Chengdu East to Leshan Station for 54 RMB one way which took an hour. It took us another half hour to get to the Leshan Grand Buddha Scenic Area by by Didi. To take the boat go to the Baxiandong North area near the Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area - Ticket Hall on the north side of the dock area. The south wharf closest to the Buddha is for drop off only.

Bring good shoes here and bring water for a hot day. It is a fairly easy hike made slower by the crowds. A good side attraction that we would recommend that is in the same area is the Oriental Buddha Capital. This can easily be accessed if you go up the right side of giant Buddha via the boardwalk instead of left up the narrow cliffside staircase.
Written 16 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Salsmix
Shanghai, China182 contributions
Very impressive, worth a visit
Oct 2020 • Couples
This place can get really crowded so we would recommend to go early in the morning as there were very few people (despite Golden Week). As the road to North Gate was blocked we parked our car closeby the South Entrance. However, we ended up entering the East Gate of Oriental Buddha park which is another park. So double check the name of the park before you enter. Below is a picture of the South Entrance of the Leshan Giant Buddha park.
Written 8 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

tony12cu
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia3,360 contributions
Awesome Experience of the Mighty River and Statue
Aug 2019
One must see this by getting on a boat (there are plenty that offers this service, almost like a train of shuttle boats).

The rapid flow of the river, the merging of two rivers, and then the awesome big statue.

Take it in... Make sure your memory card is enough for the videos and pix.
Written 28 July 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sara S
Glendale, CO119 contributions
Who Wouldn't want to see the Worlds Largest Buddha Statue
Jan 2020
We were in China over the New Year and during the Corona virus scare so the crowds probably weren't as bad as normal. It did take us 30 minutes to start our decent down the 250 steps. At the beginning of the walk there was a sign that said 2.5 hrs from this point. Glad we didn't start from that point. The steps are a bit steep. Just remember what goes down must eventually go up the same way. No elevator or handicap accessible way up or down.

Beware that at the ticket office and once you enter the park you will be approached to have a tour guide. This is not needed.

Loved this site! Enjoyed the statue, the pagodas, the gardens, the temple, and the walk out the south gate.

We rented a car service to take the 5 of us the 100 miles to Leshan from Chengdu. The trains were booked. Book trains early as possible.
Written 1 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Joel K
Vancouver, Canada2,892 contributions
Boat ride to the Giant Buddha.... Quite a view
Oct 2019
We visited on a very overcast day. The Buddha was carved and conceived 1300 years ago. It took 90 plus years to build and is 71 meters tall. It is on the Yangtze River. It is made of sandstone. It was built by a Monk who raised all of the money. But a local greedy officer wanted all of the money. Instead of giving him the money he gave up his eyes.
Written 25 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dan S
Portsmouth, NH92 contributions
It's peaceful at the bottom
Oct 2019
Even on an off day during the week outside of the tourist season, it's crowded! The visit was all worth it when we finally walked down the stairs to the foot of the Buddha. It was not too crazy and there was room to breathe and relax to enjoy the beautiful sight.

It was quite amusing to see people ask the Monk for prayers and pay by WeChat!
Written 8 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

rajuprc
Guntur, India67 contributions
Mega Budha
Nov 2019 • Solo
My desire to see Panda took me to Chengdu . From Chengdu it is one hour by train to leshan . Carved out of mountain Cliff is this marvelous statue of Budha in a sitting pose. 210 mtr Height Budha is wonderful sight to visit. To see full view you have to take a boat ride in the river .
Written 19 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sebastian K
Shanghai, China284 contributions
Should be visit if in Chengdu
Dec 2019 • Couples
Is a bit far, we went from Chengdu Dong railway station to Leshan by C-Train...is like one hour trip. Then you have to take a taxi or didi car to the Buddha area for another 25-30 min. Entrance is 80 per person and you should calculate some time because there are always a lot of people also not in the holiday time
Written 10 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

MichaelSchindl
1,187 contributions
Colossal!
Nov 2019
Amazing sight, it was exceeding our expectations. When you first time see this colossal Buddha you are feeling like an ant. The best part is when you arrive at the bottom side, at the toenail of this colossal statue. The short hike paths are worth the effort and there is much to see. Transportation is easy - Train ticket bought through hotel reception and getting there by taxi is safe if you have GPS. On the way back our driver wanted to scam us as taximeter was turned on and he wanted to go much longer way, so be prepared! We were prepared so it was no big deal, we just told him the way. Taxi (if meter) should not be more than CNY30 from and to the railway station.
Written 7 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 788
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)