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Visiting Leshan Giant Buddha in Chengdu
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The Leshan Giant Buddha is one of the most attractive elements of the city. With massive strcutures and enormous features, especially the huge head of Lord Buddha makes it one of the most visited and popular attractions of the city. The Leshan Giant Buddha makes to be one of the sites of the UNESCO world heritage sites and is by the tallest pre-modern structure in the world. The Leshan Giant Buddha is considered to be the tallest and the largest statue of Lord Buddha in the world which is made of stone. The entire sculpture is not only famous for its huge structure and massive creation but also for the minute detailing and the finest architecture. Embrace the massive Lord Buddha with giant features and start your vacation with a bang in China.

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A day at the Leshan Giant Buddha

A day at the Leshan Giant Buddha

The Small Wild Goose Pagoda at Leshan Giant Buddha

The Small Wild Goose Pagoda at Leshan Giant Buddha

The Small Wild Goose Pagoda at Leshan Giant Buddha is located on one of the sides of the huge statue. The pagoda is also called as the Xi'an Wild Goose Pagoda or the Little Wild Goose Pagoda. The Pagoda is located in the Jianfu Temple along with the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. The site has remarkable importance due to its role in history and the culture of the city as well as the country. This is the reason that the pagodas have been preserved and maintained from a very long time from the ancient Changan period. The pagoda stands at the height of almost 43 meters. The hollow interior of the pagoda with square base shape together reflects the style and architecture of the buildings of that time. The most attractive feature of the pagoda is the Magic Bell. The bell holds immense improtance as well and has been added to the list of the 'Eight Scenes of Center Shaanxi'.

The Wuyou Monastery at Leshan Giant Buddha

The Wuyou Monastery at Leshan Giant Buddha

The Wuyou Monastery is located near Leshan Giant Buddha and is colored in pink with huge walls resting on the top of a hill. This monastery has undergone many constructions and renovations after its original structure. Today the site is a sort of museum and houses a number of calligraphic paintings, many Buddhist artifacts, and has small band of terracotta monks along with many more artworks. The view of the Leshan Giant Buddha is quite beautiful and marvelous from here and the river below makes a great sight as well. The premises of the temple also houses a vegetarian restaurant which offers delicious and delightful cuisines and delicacies of the local food. The Wuyou Monastery houses 7 palaces and an Erya platform where the Guo Sheren is placed.

The Lingyun Moutain at Leshan Giant Buddha

The Lingyun Moutain at Leshan Giant Buddha

The Lingyun Moutain is located near Leshan Giant Buddha and houses numerous Buddhist shrines on itself with beautiful premises and extraordinary structures, architecture, and designs. The mountain also houses vast green spaces which include one of the most famous attractions of the mounatin i.e. the Oriental Buddha Park also called as the Dongfang Fodu. The park houses more than 3000 statues of Lord Buddha out of which one of them is a 170 meteres long recling statue of Buddha which is counted to be one of the largest in the world. The park also houses a Mahaoya Tomb Mausoleum which is another attraction of the mountain, many other artifacts, burials, statues, and tombs are houses on the mountain.

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How to Get Tickets?

You can book the tickets from this website. Booking tikcets online is easy as it saves time and the last minute hassle and you can be sure of your tickets and booking. The website provides you with the best deals and discounts and payments can also be made easily through online transactions.

How To Get Around?

The Leshan Giant Buddha is accessible on foot as well as through bus rides and boat trips. you can also take your private conveyance if any.

What Should I Wear?

You can wear a long kurta along with pants or trousers. You can layer up for winters. Carry sunglasses, a handbag, a hat and wear sunscreen for summers.

Facts

Best Time to Visit

The Leshan Giant Buddha is open on all days from 7.30 am to 6.30 pm.

Currency

Chinese Yuan

Will I Need a Guide?

A guide will not be needed as this website will guide you about almost everything and anything about the city, the place and the trip. So, a guide is unnecessary.

How To Get There?

You can rent a regular taxi to reach the place. Bicycles will also be a great option. You can take a trolley or a public bus as well. The local train and metro also work efficiently.

Additional Info

Do not destroy the statue in any way. Click a lot of photographs so make sure you carry a camera. Carry all your important documents. Carry a water bottle and some light snacks. Keep your phones on silent mode when you are in any temple. Do not use the camera if not allowed in temples.

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