An easy 46 yuan bus from the Chengdu Xin Nan Men bus station and then a one yuan Leshan city bus ride to this 70 meter tall Buddha was carved out of the mountainside over hundreds of years is more than worth the day that it takes to fully explore the Buddha and the surrounding grounds, on a busy day. There is also a park filled with sculptures carved into and through the mountain during your walk up to the gigantic Buddha that faces out onto the river. Boats can also be taken out and let you see the Buddha from a slightly different perspective which gives you a more holistic view but denies you the ability to get up a close, you are able to touch the toes, to this work of art.

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