Private Day Trip: Leshan Grand Buddha with Lunch

Chengdu, Southwest China, China

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  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included

Overview

Meet your private guide in the lobby of your Chengdu hotel at 8am. It's about a 2-hour drive through the countryside to Leshan.

Here you'll stroll through landscaped grounds to the top of the 233-foot (71-meter) statue, and descend the steep staircase to his feet at the water's edge.

The Leshan Grand Buddha (or Giant Buddha) was built in the eighth century thanks to the inspiration of a monk named Haitong. He believed that Buddha's presence would calm the waters below, where the Min, Dadu, and Qingyi rivers meet, and enable ships to make their journeys safely. Amazingly, once the structure was completed, the waters did calm down. Some say this was due to the Buddha; others attribute it to the large amount of rock removed in order to carve the sculpture.

After you've admired the Buddha's truly enormous toes, your guide will lead you back to the top of the statue to visit two of the many temples in this sacred area. Lingyun Temple stands overlooking his head, and dates back even further than the Buddha, although the buildings you see today are around 300 years old.

Next, visit the Wuyou Temple, which sits on its own island atop a hill. The Hall of Arhats is home to hundreds of lifelike carvings of arhats – Buddhists who have achieved nirvana and progressed to the level of a saint.

Should you wish to get another angle on the Buddha, your guide can arrange a short river cruise from the opposite bank (own expense). Choose whether to enjoy lunch before or after your visit to the Grand Buddha.

You'll leave Leshan around 2pm, returning to your hotel at 4pm.

Information

Includes:
  • Entrance fees
  • Chinese lunch is served at a local restaurant
  • A professional English-speaking guide
  • A private guide and a driver
  • Pickup and drop-off from your hotel
  • Bottled water 
Excludes:
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately 
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved: please wear comfortable walking shoes

Meeting Point

Your centrally located Chengdu hotel
Departure Time:
8am
Departure Comments:

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time

Return Details:
Your centrally located Chengdu hotel
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