Travel Blog for Fredrik and Gunnhild

Leshan

After a 2 hour bus-ride from Chengdu we arrived in Leshan and took a tour boat to get a panoramic view of the Giant Buddha (Dafo) from the river. The 71 m tall Buddha is carved into a cliff overlooking the river, and with a shoulder span of 28 m and 7 m long ears it was quite impressive.

Giant Buddha

After getting back to the docks we entered the Giant Buddha park containing several temples, tombs and museums. We walked up the hill to the Buddha”s head and lined up for the steep stairway down the cliff to his feet (each big toe is 8,5 m long!). When leaving the park we found a local bus back to the bus station and were back in Chengdu around 7.30 pm. We walked from the bus station to the hotel and stopped for dinner on the way.

Giant Buddha Foot

Tomorrow morning we are traveling to Xining, and will catch the train to Lhasa in the afternoon.

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2 thoughts on “Leshan

  1. Inger-Anne Eder

    Hei. Har ikke vært inne på noen dager så jeg antar at dere er i Tibet nå. Det høres så spennende ut at jeg vet nesten ikke hva jeg skal si. Så håper dere har det bra og god tut videre. MVH I-A

  2. Barbro Eder

    Hei!Det ser ut som dere har en fantastisk tur. Prøver å være innom hver dag ,men i det siste har det vært noe travelt her.Det er slitsomt å flytte. håper turen til Tibet blir STOR.Klem fra Barbro