Besides the well-known Giant Buddha,we will hike along the trail to explore something less touristy.
The Leshan Giant Buddha was built during the Tang Dynasty (618-907AD). It is carved out of a cliff located at the confluence of three rivers. It is the largest stone Buddha in the world and it is by far the tallest pre-modern statue in the world.
However, most tourist group view the Giant Buddha either by foot or by boat, or some travel agencies simply put the both together. They miss out the Mahao Cliff Tomb and Wuyou Temple, both of which have exquisit relieves and buddhist paintings.
It takes 20 minutes to see the full view of the Giant Buddha and his two guards by boat, while 1. 5-2 hours by climbing up and down to enjoy the Buddha by close distance. However, I'd like you to spend extra 1. 5-2 hours to see the exquisit Cliff Tomb and Buddhist paintings, which is out of the regular tourist routes.
8:00 pick you up at your hotel
10:30 boat trip to see the Giant Buddha on the river(20 minutes)
11:00-14:00 climb up the hill, visit Lingyun Temple and the tower behind it before having a bird's-eye-view of the Buddha, then walk down to the Buddha's feet by the plank. Afterwards, we will continue to see the Mahao Cave Tombs(2000 years old) and Wuyou Temple with stunning 500 Arhats statues.
14:30 Return to Chengdu, and drop you off at your hotel at approximately 17:30.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: your hotel lobby
End location: your hotel
Duration: 9 hours
The boat trip would be cancelled if there is a big flood from late June to September.
I will use a 5-seater car,and serve as a driver-guide for a group made up of one to three people.My car can accommodate at most 2 adults and 2 small kids.For more poeple,I will rent a van and hire a driver instead.
1.a 5-seater private car
2.My service as your private English-speaking guide
Estimated Local Cash Needed
200 CNY - Leshan Giant Buddha by foot(CNY90),Boat trip(CNY70).Lunch costs CNY30-50 per person on average.
Evening Show:Sichuan Opera(20:00-21:20) with a price from CNY180,240 to 320 per person.
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Daniel is excellent, very prompt, knowledgeable, professional and courteous. We had a wonderful time and would not hesitate to recommend him and will certainly choose him for our next trip.