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Chengdu Panda Center & Leshan Giant Buddha Full–Day Bus Tour

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Chengdu Panda Center & Leshan Giant Buddha Full–Day Bus Tour

From US$ 154.52 per person

Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan Province, the natural habitat of the famous giant pandas. This tour includes a visit to the giant panda base and the 1,300 year-old Leshan Giant Buddha, a world heritage site listed with UNESCO.

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  • Watch hungry giant pandas devour bamboo while cute panda cubs climb trees
  • Test your photographic skills as you take pictures of these clumsy bears in the panda gardens
  • Marvel at the Leshan Giant Buddha, a river-facing statue inspiring peace and meditation
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After pick-up at your hotel lobby in Chengdu city centre between 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM, visit the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. The center has two types of accommodation for giant pandas - the captive cages and the semi-natural enclosures.  After this visit, drive to Leshan, where you can take a break for lunch on arrival. Then, visit the Leshan Giant Buddha by foot. The Grand Buddha is a 71 meter–high sculpture carved into one of the large cliffs by the river. In addition to the Grand Buddha, there are also numerous smaller carvings of various Buddhas on the Grand Buddha Cliff Road. See the various temples and shrines scattered about, the beautiful Haoshang bridge, and some wonderful small waterfalls. Finally, drive back to Chengdu City, where the bus will drop you at Tianfu Square.
  • Hotel pick–up
  • Professional and friendly English-speaking tour guide
  • Transportation by private vehicle or minivan
  • Main entrance tickets to the tour sites as per the itinerary
  • Buddha sightseeing boat ticket
  • Food or drinks
  • Hotel drop off

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  • This is a bus tour
  • The hotel pickup time will be communicated by your guide a day before the tour starts
  • Hotel pickup is available from Chengdu, within the third ring road
  • Leshan Buddha may be partially or completely covered due to renovation. The renovation should be finished around May 1, 2019.
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wonderful experience!

perhaps a little too long driving

August 2, 2019

Very good except the minibus on the return (end of life)

July 31, 2019


I think they should not join the 2 activities because the time is too short to enjoy and they take it to one in such a hurry that nothing is appreciated as one of tourist wishes.

May 29, 2019

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