Day Trip to the Leshan Grand Buddha from Chengdu (Private)
Attractions: Leshan Grand Buddha
Tour Code: CD002 Tour Duration: 8:30-17:00
Tour Type: Private Tour
Price Inclusion: Hotel pick-up and drop-off service; Pivate car or minivan with driver; Private English speaking tour guide; Entrance tickets; Lunch
Highlights Absorb the mammoth magnificence of the world’s largest stone Buddha statue on a private full-day tour of the Grand Buddha of Leshan from Chengdu. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, marvel at the colossal size of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed monument and take an illuminated journey down trails that weave around the structure. Visit ancient Buddhist temples and satisfy an appetite for authenticity with a flavorsome Chinese lunch in a local restaurant. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from your Chengdu hotel on this enriching excursion.
Tour Itinerary Depart from your Chengdu hotel in a private, air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy the scenery that sprawls on the 2-hour drive to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed monument. On arrival in Leshan, treat your taste buds to an authentic Chinese meal in a popular local restaurant. Revitalized, head to the sacred Temple of the Grand Buddha, located behind the colossal structure’s head.
Marvel at the intricate construction of the head’s hair, gazing at 1,020 twisted buns, and then follow your guide down a twisting trail toward the left side of the mammoth monument. When you reach the bottom, gasp 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 Buddha to discover the Wuyou Temple, a pink-hued building containing an abundance of terracotta sculptures and calligraphic paintings. See the Arhat Hall, replete with 500 Arhat statues, then absorb panoramic views of three rivers converging prettily below.
Choose to take a cruise of the river for an alternative perspective of the grand Buddha (own expense) then return to your comfortable vehicle for the relaxing ride back to your Chengdu hotel.
Included in 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 Tour Price Gratuities (recommended)
Additional Information 1. Notice before Departure: The day before your tour departure, your tour guide will call your hotel room to inform you of your departure time before 9:00pm 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: 13811004692)