Leshan Giant Buddha
Leshan Giant Buddha, also known as Lingyun Buddha, is the sitting statue of Maitreya Buddha, 71 meters high. It is the largest cliff carving statue in China. Leshan Giant Buddha was excavated in the Tang Dynasty (713 AD) and completed in 803 AD. Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area is composed of Lingyun mountain, Wuyou mountain, Giant Lying Buddha and other scenic spots. It is a part of Emei Leshan Giant Buddha, which is a dual heritage of world culture and nature.
Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport?Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area
Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport is 138 kilometers (about 91 miles) away from the Leshan Giant Buddha by road, which will takes 2 hours driving. Upon arrival at the ariport, visitors can take a high-train or taxi to Leshan downtown, and then change to a city bus to get here.
By Train: Chengdu Shuangliu Airport is a transportation hub with both a railway station and an airport. There are 9 trains from Shuangliu Airport to Leshan City every day. The earliest train is C6661. It starts from the airport at 07:00 a.m. and arrives at Leshan station at 07:41. The latest high-speed rail is D1947, which leaves the airport at 22:03 PM and arrives at Leshan station at 22:44. After arriving, you can take the direct bus to Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic spot. Train tickets price: CNY 46 for second class seats; CNY 73 for first class seats;
By Taxi: As there is no direct bus between Chengdu Shuangliu Airport?Leshan Giant Buddha or Leshan city, many tourists will choose to take taxi to go there, it takes around 2 hours without traffic. The taxi fare will costs within CNY250 for one way. There will be a long line for waiting the taxi at the airport. As there are few taxi drivers speak English, you can show the message"????????" which means please take me to the Leshan Giant Buddha.
Chengdu Railway Station?Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area
At present, Chengdu has four railway stations (excluding Shuangliu Airport Railway Station), namely: Chengdu East Railway Station, Chengdu South Railway Station, Chengdu West Railway Station. Chengdu East Railway Station and Chengdu South Railway Station are mainly responsible for Chengdu Leshan special line. There several options that you can choose how to travel from Chengdu East Railway Station & Chengdu South Railway Staion to visit Leshan Giant Buddha as below:
Chengdu East Railway Station
Chengdu east railway station is located in Chenghua District, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province. It is one of the major railway hubs in China, one of the largest railway passenger stations in central and Western China, and a comprehensive transportation hub integrating various modes of transportation, such as railway, rail transit, passenger transport and public transportation.
Chengdu east railway station has 35 high-speed rail runs to Leshan city every day. The earliest one is G2195, which starts at 06:13 a.m. and arrives at Leshan station at 06:59. The latest one is D1947, leaving at 21:46 PM and arriving at Leshan station at 22:44. Train tickets price: CNY 54 for second class seats; CNY 86 for first class seats; CNY 162 for business class seats. After arriving, you can take the direct bus to Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic spot.
Chengdu South Railway Station
Chengdu South Railway Station is located in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. It was built in 1958 and officially opened to traffic in July 1970.
Chengdu south railway station has 9 trains run to Leshan city every day. The earliest one is C5973, which starts at 08:47 a.m. and arrives at Leshan station at 09:34. The latest one is C6261, leaving at 19:50 PM and arriving at Leshan station at 20:42. Train tickets price: CNY 48 for second class seats; CNY 77 for first class seats. After arriving, you can take the direct bus to Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic spot.
How to get to Leshan Giant Buddha from Leshan Railway Station
Leshan high speed railway station is about 11.4 km away from Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic spot. The following are the steps of taking bus:
1. Take the Dongfang Fudu special line (??????) of Leshan railway station, and after 2 stops, arrive at Leshan Giant Buddha bus station
2. Walk about 240 meters to Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic spot
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