Travel Blogs from Leshan, China

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Buddha Time (U Can't Touch This), Leshan, China travel blog

Buddha Time (U Can't Touch This)

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... its possible for same day upgrades rather than the 5 days in some big cities. After an hour and a half we arrived into Leshan's nice new bus station. There wasn't the usual wall of touts, but a hardy bunch of the really persistent types that follow ...

Tofu is Rubbish, QianWei, China travel blog

Tofu is Rubbish

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... we set off on our first snow-free day excited about seeing another great big Buddha. We reached the ticket office for the Leshan scenic Big Buddha park after 4miles and were just purchasing very expensive tickets (9 pounds) when we met a couple of Spanish ...

Busted by the Cops, Leshan, China travel blog

Busted by the Cops

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... as we still had about 30 miles to go and the day was getting on.  We averaged 13 miles an hour and arrived in Leshan weary but pleased after a tough work out (our fitness has definitely taken a few steps back over Christmas and New Year). We arrived ...

Giant Buddha, Leshan, China travel blog

Giant Buddha

A travel blog entry by rcys

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... to go down and the signs telling you to "Keep Morder", you could be there awhile if you get there any time after noon. Leshan is about 2 hours away from Chengdu so even leaving around 7am we wouldn't get in to see the Buddha until around 10am at ...

Journey to the West - III, Leshan, China travel blog

Journey to the West - III

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... of modern concrete buildings and dark-roofed houses randomly scattered along the torrential Zheduo River. Kangding is well-known throughout China for a popular Kangding Love Song / 康定情歌. One can see a big sign built of stones ...

Journey to the West - V, Chengdu, China travel blog

Journey to the West - V

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... Sichuan area in the Kingdom of Qin abundant harvests. The area around Chengdu became one of the breadbaskets of China. This project greatly strengthened the Qin Kingdom because the expanded agricultural output helped to sustain the kingdom’s large ...

World's Largest Buddha, Leshan, China travel blog

World's Largest Buddha

A travel blog entry by shyoungstr

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On my way back to Chengdu I planned to stop at Leshan, home of the World’s Largest Buddha. Joined by two girls from Denmark, and supposedly armed with explicit directions, we somehow ended up on a local bus circling the city before arriving at ...

A big, wet Buddha, Leshan, China travel blog

A big, wet Buddha

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... like tours and taxis.  Ergo, we were up early and making our way to the bus station in an attempt to catch a bus to Leshan, home of the world's most giant Buddha.  (This is what Travis delights in calling it and is a reference to JD and ...

Journey to the West - IV, Leshan, China travel blog

Journey to the West - IV

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... fork out another 70 RMB.  I wasn't too impressed with the Buddha; it didn't generate a 90 RMB worth impression. At Leshan, I met XiaoXue and her husband and we travelled together around the Giant Buddha and eventually to Emei Shan Town where we stay ...

Mount Emeishan, Leshan, China travel blog

Mount Emeishan

A travel blog entry by shyoungstr

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... national holiday beginning Oct. 1 I wanted to make sure I conquered Mount Emei, one of the Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains of China, before then. My preference was to hike up the mountain and take available transport down, but as a compromise to walking ...

Leshan Giant Buddha, Leshan, China travel blog

Leshan Giant Buddha

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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... , thousands of workers had expended their efforts and wisdom on the project. As the biggest carved stone Buddha in the world, Leshan Giant Buddha is featured in poetry, song and story. Facing the river, the Buddha has symmetrical posture and looks which ...

Pandas!!!!, Leshan, China travel blog

Pandas!!!!

A travel blog entry by fatsomoo

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... this point was about to dismember Bin. Luckily Wendy from our group escorted us to see them and calm was returned! Next stop Leshan Giant Buddha, top tip here if you go here avoid queuing for the Buddha and see the surroundings instead. After queuing for ...

Crouching Carlo, Hidden Yvonne...and a Huge Buddha, Leshan, China travel blog

Crouching Carlo, Hidden Yvonne...and a Huge Buddha

A travel blog entry by vagabonderz

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... to our hotel to pick up our luggage and made our way to the bus station. Emei, which is only a thirty minute bus ride from Leshan, was our next stop. From there we would be taking an overnight train to Panzhihua to transfer to another bus for our final ...

A Real Big Buddha, Leshan, China travel blog

A Real Big Buddha

A travel blog entry by lob123

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... poor night's sleep we collected our things and set about heading to a town 2 hours south of Chengdu to see the Giant Buddha in Leshan.   We arrived at the bus station, bought our tickets for the bus ($53 RMB), and were directed to a van…we ...

You Call That A Buddha? This Is A Buddha..., Leshan, China travel blog

You Call That A Buddha? This Is A Buddha...

A travel blog entry by jameshardy88

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... at that. Day 265 Tuesday 9th October 2012 Today Jake and I had a took a day trip to go and see the Giant Buddha statue at Leshan. A 3 hour bus ride away from Chengdu it is one of China's premier attractions. The Giant Buddha is a 71 meter (230 feet) high ...

Pandamonium and supersized relics, Chengdu and Leshan, China travel blog

Pandamonium and supersized relics

A travel blog entry by livinthedream

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... their behind munching kilos of bamboo in a sitting, oblivious to the tourists snapping away a mere few metres away. A day trip away at Leshan is the Big Buddha (aka Dafo), at 71m it was carved from the cliff face itself over a 90 year period. I ...

The Biggest of Big Buddhas, Leshan, China travel blog

The Biggest of Big Buddhas

A travel blog entry by jpischedda

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About 150km south of Chengdu is the town of Leshan and the home of Dafo, the worlds largest carved Buddha.  The giant statue was carved abut 1300 years ago into the red rock of the cliff face at the meeting point of the Minjiang, Dadu and Qingyi ...

Leshan, leshan, China travel blog

Leshan

A travel blog entry by clare_pinki

Iloinen Sancai poliisiautossa!, Leshan, China travel blog

Iloinen Sancai poliisiautossa!

A travel blog entry by iloinensancai

... ei olisi saanut poistua kaupungista, joten paatimme yrittaa onneamme Leshanissa. Saimme Emeilta kyydin Leshaniin Amerikkalaisen herran kuljettajan kyydissa. Leshan pisti ehti paan pyoralle. LP:n kartasta ei ollut mitaan apua: joko se oli vain huono tai ...

Yiwan Eats Leshan, Leshan, China travel blog

Yiwan Eats Leshan

A travel blog entry by skirbyskirby

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... . Huang Qian quickly decided that she wasn't going to translate for me because it was funnier that way. Everyone in her family speaks Leshan dialect, which I understand about 5% of the time. So I should keep the door open, right? Before I went to shower, ...

Giant Buddha, Leshan, China travel blog

Giant Buddha

A travel blog entry by rzyirek

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I went with three people to see the Giant Buddha in Leshan and we had an amazing day. Barbara is rfom Austrailia, Gonzalo is Portugese and Feng Tao is from Shanghai. Feng Tao and I spent the 2+ hour bus journey listening to my ipod - he dabbles in ...

Leshan, Leshan, China travel blog

Leshan

A travel blog entry by raquel_chiel

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... told in Nepal and in Tibet that it should be no problem at all to get an extension on it once in mainland China. So here we are, in Leshan, home of the biggest carved Buddha in the world and a set of the most horrible bureaucrats ever to hold a position ...

big buddah, big traffic jams, Leshan, China travel blog

big buddah, big traffic jams

A travel blog entry by shapeshiffter

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So today we were up early to catch a bus to a place called Leshan which was supposedly a 2 hour bus ride away. Leshan is famous for its 1200 year old Giant Buddha, which is the worlds tallest. With fingernails bigger than the average human, he ...

Giant Buddha of Leshan, Leshan, China travel blog

Giant Buddha of Leshan

A travel blog entry by natgordon

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... ....and it was another amazing site. We came by bus from Chengdu, about 2 hours, but into one of the 3 bus stations in Leshan, without knowing which one.  After getting sorted we jumped another local bus up to the park where the statue is. The ...

Leshan and The Giant Buddha, Leshan, China travel blog

Leshan and The Giant Buddha

A travel blog entry by jmabro

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Today we headed off on a day trip to see the world's largest seated Buddha called Dafo. He was built at the confluence of the Dadu and Min Rivers in the hope that he would calm the tumultuous rivers and stop the flooding that often happened as a result. ...

leshan dafo, Leshan, China travel blog

leshan dafo

A travel blog entry by clayspice

... bottom, expecting to find a bus or boat, but there were no directions to anything! managed to flag a taxi down to take us into Leshan. Halfway there we had to stop as Niamh needed to throw up, to be fair she had been complaining that her tummy hurt most ...

Howrya Bud-dha, Leshan, Leshan, China travel blog

Howrya Bud-dha, Leshan

A travel blog entry by shenanigans

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The biggest Buddha in the world used to be in Afghanistan, until The Taliban blew it up. As a result the Buddha found in Leshan, China has since been promoted to the number 1 spot. The fingernails are larger than people so it's pretty big - wide angle ...

feed me, Leshan, China travel blog

feed me

A travel blog entry by cmj

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... Buddha in Leshan. Jessica is an L.A. transplant from Boston, and we spent the entire day chatting and searching for vegetarian food. Leshan's Buddha statue is the largest in the world, and we snapped photos from both a river boat and the walking trail ...

Big bouddha!!!, Leshan, China travel blog

Big bouddha!!!

A travel blog entry by marco-2010

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J'avais le choix entre la visite des pandas ou du plus grand bouddha du monde !  Mon choix a t assez simple mme si le bouddha tai a plus de 2h de bus sans compter les taxis…. Ayant fait une nuit blanche la suite d’une ...

Emei Shan, Leshan, China travel blog

Emei Shan

A travel blog entry by chrisandhana

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... They were lively for the most part, very green, and on a paved walkway. Emei Shan is one of the Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains of China so in our minds we were thinking that it would be a bit like Mt Popa in Burma. It was not that similar. For ...

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