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1 Day Giant Buddha & Huanglongxi Ancient Town Tour

Be Awed at the Largest Stone Buddha in the World

Want to explore something enjoyable beyond Chengdu city? Go Leshan Giant Buddha - a huge statue of Maitreya Buddha listed in UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites.

A visit to Leshan Giant Buddha requires about half a day usually. This tour will make full use of your travel time. You will firstly take a classic trip to Leshan Giant Buddha and get amazed by his magnitude in a close distance. After that, you will drive back to Chengdu with a stop in Huanglongxi Ancient Town – Chengdu’s largest old town with a history of 17000 years. Strolling around its well-preserved cobbled lanes brings you to the old time long time ago.

  • Type : Private Tour
  • Tour Code : CD-CD-01A
  • Price : from Request
    1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
    2. 2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
  • Theme : History / Cultural
  • Physical Demands :

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TOUR

  • Visit Leshan Giant Buddha which is the largest and tallest stone-carved statue of Buddha in the world and walk down the plank road to the feet of the Giant Buddha for a closer view;
  • Take an excursion tour to the time-honored Huanglongxi Ancient Town, a charming town with winding cobbled lanes leading to wharves and temples.
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Day 1 Chengdu - Leshan Giant Buddha - Huanglongxi Ancient Town - Chengdu

Today's highlights: Leshan Giant Buddha, Huanglongxi Ancient Town

This morning, you will drive about 2 hours to get to Leshan Giant Buddha, which is carved into a mountain rock cliff and overlooking the river below him. As the largest and tallest Buddha statue, he enjoys a total height of 71 meters, with14.7-meter long and 10-meter wide head, 7-meter long ears, 8.5-meter broad insteps and 8.5-meter long toes. Even his one fingernail is taller than an averagely-tall people. The Giant Buddha was constructed in AD 713 to bless the boatmen from swift currents in river hollows. In spite of long history of over 1300 years, it is well-preserved because there is a smart water-drainage system designed inside the body to prevent weathering. You can start your close sight of his magnitude from the top mountain, opposite the Buddha head, and then walk down a plank stairway to his feet from a Liliputian perspective. You can also take a 30 minutes' sightseeing boat (extra fee) to enjoy a wonderful panoramic view from the river.

After Giant Buddha visit, drive back to Chengdu and visit Huanglongxi Ancient Town on route. Inspite of a history of 1700 years, Huanglongxi Ancient Town till remains its antique flavor given off by ancient buildings and old folklore custom. The featured layout and architectures make it a national film and television photography base and 150 more movies have been shot here. You can turn to any direction to find something interesting to explore, like courtyards, ancient banyan trees, or foot bridges. Strolling alongside the running stream or dabbling in the water which run through the town will be an enjoyable experience and you will feel a cool and refreshing summer.

Tour ends when your tour guide and driver drop you off at your hotel.

  • Look up at Leshan Giant Buddha from its foot stage Look up at Leshan Giant Buddha from its foot stage
  • 1700 Years Old Huanglongxi Ancient Town 1700 Years Old Huanglongxi Ancient Town

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The quotation for this trip is from Request Per Person

1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one standard double-bed room in 4-star hotel and traveling with our private tour in low seasons.
2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities in your itinerary and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate. If you want a lower price, you can get more people to join you, or use economy class hotels.
3. This price is only valid to March 31, 2021.
4. Reference exchange rate of USD 1= RMB 6.45. The final quote is based on current exchange rate. It may change according to the currency fluctuation, while the RMB quotation will be remained the same.

What's included?

  • Professional licensed English-speaking guide;
  • Admission tickets for all attractions listed in the itinerary;
  • Accommodation as listed in the itinerary (4-star standard);
  • Necessary vehicle transfers as listed in the itinerary;
  • Domestic flights (economy class) and high-speed trains (second class) as listed in the itinerary;
  • Airport (and train station) pick up and drop off;
  • Luggage Transfers: between airports (railway station) and hotels;
  • All meals as listed( “B” for Chinese and Western breakfast buffet in your hotel; “L” for Chinese Lunch in local restaurant; “D” for Chinese dinner in local restaurant.);
  • Accident insurance;
  • Our service charge, including tour planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

What's excluded?

  • China visa;
  • Personal expenses;
  • Accommodation not listed in the itinerary;
  • Single Room Supplement;
  • Tourist sites which are not listed in the itinerary;
  • Recommended optional activities;
  • Flights or trains not listed in the itinerary;
  • Excess Baggage Charges;
  • Optional tips to guides, drivers, etc.

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  • Look up at Leshan Giant Buddha from its foot stage Look up at Leshan Giant Buddha from its foot stage
  • 1700 Years Old Huanglongxi Ancient Town 1700 Years Old Huanglongxi Ancient Town

Most Important Leshan Giant Buddha Travel Notes

1. Why Travel with China Discovery’s Private Tours?

Based in Chengdu (only 2hrs driving from Leshan) with more than 1360 good reviews on Tripadvisor, we always master the first-hand travel information of Leshan Giant Buddha, Mount Emei and other beautiful places in Chengdu region. We know what is the best way to enjoy your own Giant Buddha vacation; Our private tour packages assure you the highest standards with great flexibility, comfort and personalized arrangement. You will your personal travel consultant, professional tour guide and a private vehicle which only serve for your party - nobody else. All-inclusive tour package to let you enjoy the best of Leshan as well as Mount Emei, Chengdu, Jiuzhaigou, etc.

2. How to visit Leshan Giant Buddha, walking or boating?

There are two ways to visit the Giant Buddha, one is walking from the entrance to the top area near the head and keeping walking down to the feet area of the Buddha along a zigzag plank road on the cliff, generally 1.5hrs~3hrs. This may require some waiting in line and large crowds but the view of looking up from the bottom is worthwhile. Another option is to take a boat to approach it and get a panoramic view, generally 30~45 minutes. This is a good option for those who want to avoid walking or waiting in crowds. Our tour guide will help you adjust accordingly based on your preference.

3. Where is Leshan Giant Buddha and how to get there?

Leshan Giant Buddha is located in Leshan city which has no airport. Travelers usually get there from Chengdu (about 150km/2hrs’ driving). The road condition is very good but traffic jams may happen during holidays and some weekends. If you arrive at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport early, we can also book a high speed train ticket for you to get to the Buddha.

4. What else you can do in the area of Leshan Giant Buddha?

The Giant Buddha trip usually takes a half day. After that, you can transfer back to Chengdu, or traveling from Leshan to Mount Emei, which is a classic itinerary, and needs an extra day. You can stay a night at the foot of the mountain, then explore the mountain on the next day. If you come during March, August and September, you are suggested to experience Jiayang Steam Train and enjoy canola flowers/sunflowers. Leshan trip is usually a part of longer Sichuan trip which covers other popular destinations in Sichuan, such as Chengdu, Jiuzhaigou, Mount Qingcheng, etc. We can also design a tailor-made tour for you if you need.

5. Leshan weather and best time to visit

Leshan city has abundant rainfall with four clear-cut seasons. Weather in Leshan is mild with an annual average temperature between 16.5℃ and 18℃. It is suitable for travel all year around. Generally speaking, the best times: March to June and September to November when it is comfortable and less -crowded. It's always a good idea to avoid public holidays. Opening hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in April to Oct and 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m in November to March. Try to arrive in the morning for the best views and smaller crowds.

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