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[1-Day Tour] Leshan Giant Buddha & Lingyun Temple (Private)

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Private Tour

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Chengdu

Leshan Giant Buddha | Lingyun Temple

Experience two of Chinese Buddhism's holiest sites: Dafo(the Giant Buddha) and Lingyun Temple. Dafo, at 71 m (233 ft) in height, is the world's largest stone-carved Buddha. Cut from the cliffs of Lingyun Shan and looming over the meeting of the Min and Dadu rivers and facing distant Emei Shan, the 400-year old world wonder is a sight to behold. Just as amazing are the beautiful mountain views from atop the Buddha's head and the Lingyun Temple Museum documenting the amazing story of the building of Dafo by the determined Tang Dynasty monk Haitong.

Details

8:30 a.m. Chengdu downtown hotel pickup

10:30 a.m. River boat tour and Dafo viewing (about 1 hour)

We'll take to the waters beneath Dafo by boat and admire the view from below before climbing above.

11:30 a.m. Arrive in Leshan and Lunch at a local restaurant

1:30 p.m. Leshan's Giant Buddha (Lèshān Dàfó, 乐山大佛) (about 1 hour)

The Leshan Giant Buddha is situated at the confluence of the Min (Mín Jiāng, 岷江) and Dadu Rivers (Dàdù Hé, 大渡河) and was originally built to protect and watch over passing ships in the night. Haitong, a Chinese monk, began work on the project in 713 and it was not completed until 90 years later. Despite this monk's dedication (he gauged out his own eyes to secure funding) he did not live to see the statue completed. Haitong's work was continued by the monks Zangchou and Weigao, who implemented the successful secret drainage system that protects the statue from erosion, and clothed and wigged the Buddha, too!

2:30 p.m. Lingyun Temple (Língyún Sì, 凌云寺) (about 1 hour)

The Lingyun Temple provide even deeper insight into the history of this amazing Buddhist site. Have a look at Dafo's head, explore, and enjoy views featuring nearby temples, pagodas and high mountain bridges.

4:30 p.m. Return to hotel

Price Includes and Excludes

What is included?

1) English-speaking tour guide

2) Admission fees, meals and transportation as listed in the details

3) Travel Accident Insurance

What is excluded?

1) Personal expenses, optional items and anything else not specifically mentioned

Important Notes

1.Please call or email Ctrip if you need to cancel your booking. Free cancellation for bookings cancelled at least 3 days in advance. If you cancel 2 days or less before your visit, a 100% cancellation fee will be charged per booking.

2.On departure date we will pick you up from downtown hotel. You will be contacted before 11:00 p.m. the day before your scheduled activity to confirm pickup information regarding your driver and/or tour guide. Please call Wu @(+86)13882271794 for any urgent matters.

3.Currently payment is only accepted by credit card. Once payment clears, Ctrip will send you a confirmation email with your booking details. If payment fails, your booking will automatically be canceled. To ensure a smooth payment process, we recommend you contact your credit card provider in advance.

4.Time arrangements described in itineraries are subject to change. Guides reserve the right to change arrangements according to weather, transportation and other variable conditions.

5.If you opt to join only part of this activity, you forfeit the right to join subsequent parts, as well as the right to receive a refund for any part of the activity that you miss.

6.All listed meals are Chinese food unless otherwise noted. Please notify us ahead of time for any dietary restrictions (allergies, vegetarian, kosher, etc.).

7.Please ensure personal and travel information is entered correctly. Ctrip will not refund any losses that result from incorrect and missing information.

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- Children: 2-12 years old and shorter than 1.2m (3 ft 11 in)

- Each child must be accompanied by at least 1 adult.

- Prices for group products are fixed. For private products, the bigger the group the lower the price per person.