Day Trip to the Leshan Grand Buddha from Chengdu (Private)
Attractions: Leshan Grand Buddha
Tour Code: SP001 Tour Duration: 8:30-16:30
Tour Type: Private Tour
Price Inclusion: Hotel pick-up and drop-off service; Private car or minivan with driver; Private English speaking tour guide; Entrance tickets; Lunch
Highlights Appreciate the grand aura of the world’s largest stone Buddha statue on this private full-day tour of the Grand Buddha of Leshan from Chengdu. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, marvel at the colossal size of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed monument, and take a picturesque journey down trails that weave around the structure. Visit ancient Buddhist temples, then satisfy your appetite with an authentic and tasty Chinese lunch in a local restaurant. Relax with the convenience of the round-trip transportation from your hotel and help from your tour guide on this enriching excursion.
Tour Itinerary Depart from your Chengdu hotel in a private, air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy the scenery that you pass through on the 2-hour drive to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed monument, the Leshan Grand Buddha. On arrival inLeshan, enjoy an authentic Chinese meal in a popular local restaurant. Revitalized, head to the sacredTemple of the Grand Buddha, located behind the colossal structure’s head.
Marvel at the architectural craftmanship of the Buddha head’s hair which contains 1,020 intricately twisted buns, and then follow your guide down a twisting trail towards the left side of the monument. When you reach the bottom, look up at the 233-foot (71-meter) height of the largest carved Buddha in the entire world and capture fantastic photographs of the sacred site.
Next, explore the right side of the Buddha to discover the Wuyou Temple, a pink-hued building containing terracotta sculptures and calligraphic paintings. See the Arhat Hall, replete with 500 Arhat statues, then absorb panoramic views of three rivers converging beautifully below.
After taking in all of the scenery, return to your vehicle for a relaxing ride back to your Chengdu hotel, arriving at approximately 16:30.
Included in the Tour Price Downtown hotel pick-up and drop-off service; Private car or minivan with driver; Private English-speaking tour guide; Entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
Not included in the Tour Price Gratuities (recommended)
Additional Information The day before your tour departure, your tour guide will call your hotel room to inform you of your departure time before 21:00 that evening. Alternatively, the tour guide will leave a message for you if you are not in your hotel. If you have not received any contact from your guide, you can call our tour manager emergency number to confirm your time. (Michael Wang: 13381057840)