See the The world’s largest stone Buddha towers!
Experience two of Chinese Buddhism’s holiest sites: Dafo (the Giant Buddha) and Lingyun Temple. Dafo, at 71 m (233 ft) in height, is the world’s largest stone-carved Buddha. Cut from the cliffs of Lingyun Shan and looming over the meeting of the Min and Dadu rivers and facing distant Emei Shan, the 400-year old world wonder is a sight to behold. Just as amazing are the beautiful mountain views from atop the Buddha’s head and the Lingyun Temple Museum documenting the amazing story of the building of Dafo by the determined Tang Dynasty monk Haitong.
Minimum adult travelers: 1
8:30 a.m. Departure from hotel
10:30 a.m. River boat tour and Dafo viewing
We’ll take to the waters beneath Dafo by boat and admire the view from below before climbing above.
11:40 a.m. Lunch
Arrive in Leshan and have lunch at a restaurant.
1:30 p.m. Dafo tour
Leshan’s Giant Buddha, or Dafo, rises up the face of Lingyun Shan. We’ll explore Dafo, enjoying fantastic views of the surrounding landscape and of Leshan itself from atop the Giant Buddha’s head. You may also have a break at tea house enjoy both tea and beautiful scenery around the area.
2:30 p.m. Lingyun Temple
Lingyun Temple and the Lingyun Temple Museum provide even deeper insight into the history of this amazing Buddhist site. Have a look at Dafo’s head, explore, and enjoy views featuring nearby temples, pagodas and high mountain bridges.
4:30 p.m. Return to your hotel