Biggest Ever Sale - Save up to $4000 per couple! All our destinations are on sale! See the offer
The Award-Winning Tour Specialist
Grand Buddha of Leshan

Grand Buddha of Leshan

See Leshan's Grand Buddha on a holiday to China

Celebrating 25 Years of tour excellence

Literally translating as 'Happy Mountain', Leshan is home to the largest stone-carved and tallest pre modern statue in the world, the Leshan Grand Buddha. Sitting peacefully over the confluence of the Min, Dadu and Qingyi Rivers, the Buddha has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed since 1996.

The 71m Buddha was originally built in AD713 under the instruction of Haitong, a Buddhist monk. During this period, the waters of the river were turbulent and traitorous, making trade and travel impossible. Haitong believed that the presence of the Buddha would calm the river below and sure enough, he was correct. Whilst plenty of praise was heaped on Buddha for calming the river, sceptics felt that it was in fact the excess rock from the construction that was cast into the river that calmed the waters.

The Grand Buddha incorporates an innovative design feature; a drainage system. A series of pipes draw rain water away from the statue, preventing weathering. The Buddha can be best viewed from a boat from the waters below, though it is also possible to climb to the bottom of the Buddha's feet, from where you can truly appreciate its colossal size.

Travel Expert

How can we help?

For advice on where to go, what to do and how to choose your perfect tour, talk to our Travel Experts.

Call 1300727998

Grand Buddha of Leshan Tours

What better way to experience it than on a Wendy Wu tour?

Christmas Collection offer
Christmas in China
Display Map

Christmas in China

11 days from $5,500pp
 
Includes international airfares
Beijing (3N) - Xian (2N) - Chengdu (4N)
Biggest Ever Sale
Yunnan & Sichuan
Display Map

Yunnan & Sichuan

17 days from $7,380pp
5 Reviews  
Includes international airfares
Kunming (2N) - Dali (2N) - Lijiang (3N) - Leshan - Emeishan (2N) - Nine Villages Valley (2N) - Chengdu (1N + 2N)
Biggest Ever Sale
Dreams of Nature
Display Map

Dreams of Nature

23 days from $7,780pp
8 Reviews  
Includes international airfares
Shanghai - Guilin (2N) - Yangshuo (2N) - Zhangjiajie (2N) - Changsha (2N) - Yangtze River Cruise (4N) - Emeishan (2N) - Chengdu (1N) - Nine Villages Valley (3N) - Chengdu (2N)
Subscribe Subscribe to our newsletter for the latest offers and receive $100pp off  your Wendy Wu tour.

Things To See Nearby

  • Giant Pandas

    Giant Pandas

    The centre of China’s conservation efforts, set up to resemble the mountain and forest regions in north Sichuan.
  • Huanglong

    Huanglong

    Renowned for its cascade of colourful pools and natural ponds that tumble down a beautiful valley.
  • Mt Emei

    Mt Emei

    A stunning peaks famous for it’s spectacular views, Buddhist history and unique biodiversity.
  • Nine Villages Valley

    Nine Villages Valley

    One of China's most beautiful secrets dotted with traditional Tibetan villages with striking alpine scenery.

Grand Buddha of Leshan Tour Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 based on 5191 reviews

China Travel Blog

Read our latest articles or travel inspiration, exciting news about our destinations and all things Wendy Wu Tours

18
Oct

Customer Corner: Jiuzhaigou National Park

Jiuzhaigou National Park By Barry Connors Firstly, it doesn’t entirely make sense because it refers...
11
Dec

48 hours in Chengdu

Remarkable and unique, Chengdu is the relaxed and cheery capital of Sichuan Province and the...
22
Nov

China’s Lucky 8: Uncover China’s best sites guaranteed to make an unforgettable experience

Are you wanting to embark on a remarkable adventure to explore the wonders of China? Look no...