1 day Leshan Giant Buddha tour
Leshan Grand Buddha is the biggest sitting Buddha in the world. And it was begun to built in 713AD in Tang Dynasty, took more than 90 years to finish this huge statue. And it sits at Lingyue Mountain, at the Giant Buddha Cliff, you will find out a lot of stunning small buddha caves, you will be astonished by this human project. In 1996 Leshan Grand Buddha was enlisted in the world natural and cultural heritage by the UNESCO.
Morning around 08:00 to be met and transferred to Leshan. On the way enjoy the beautiful countryside landscape of western Chengdu plains during about two hours' driving on the expressway. In Leshan visit the biggest sitting Buddha sculpture in the Lingyun Temple. The grand Buddha was completed in 803 of Tang Dynasty after 90 years' construction and enjoys the fame of the biggest sitting stone sculpture in the world with a 71-meter height. Carved on the cliff face, the sculpture is well designed with perfect balance and effective water drainage system. You can also choose to have a boat tour to see Leshan Grand Buddha (fee is on your own). Afternoon drive back to Chengdu, end the tour.