Leshan Grand Buddha

  • Leshan Dafu -  - © William Mackesy
  • Leshan Dafu -  - © William Mackesy
  • Leshan Dafu -  - © William Mackesy
  • Leshan Dafu -  - © William Mackesy
  • Leshan Dafu -  - © William Mackesy
  • Leshan Dafu -  - © William Mackesy
  • Leshan Dafu -  - © William Mackesy
  • Leshan Dafu -  - © William Mackesy
  • Leshan Dafu -  - © William Mackesy

Key information: Leshan Grand Buddha

    • The giant (234 ft) Buddha of Leshan, carved into a cliff during the Song Dynasty, more imposing than beautiful, stares out over the swirling waters of the Minjiang river.
    • Take a boat over to his base (a family can picnic on his big toenail), then climb up beside his vast torso to the pretty park on top of the hill.
    • Walk back through the park, then along a typical Chinese outskirts road (intense activity and interest, but little that is technically pleasing to the eye) to the intriguing old walled town of Leshan, then wind back through its streets to the watergate by the river, which you may recognise from that wonderful film, The Kings of Masks.
    • The Grand Buddha is famous and the crowds can be huge. Look on then as part of the experience.


Walkopedia rating

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  • Walkopedia rating81
  • Beauty28
  • Natural interest12
  • Human interest17
  • Charisma32
  • Negative points8
  • Total rating81
  • Note: Negs: Excessive crowds

Vital Statistics

  • Length: 2 hrs
  • Maximum Altitude: N/A
  • Level of Difficulty: Straightforward

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Leshan Dafu -  - © William Mackesy

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