Great experience with our guide Heather, she is very knowledgeable and fluent in English. Leshan is quite the sight to behold, impressive structure and the confluence of the three rivers is astonishing. The caves with contemporary Buddhist carvings is also beautiful -not ancient, but still imposing and beautiful.
It was very nice trip. Starting with High speed train which is convenience and comfortable for me and my mom. We had spend a whole day in Giant Buddha. The local delicious nice lunch was offered. Highly recommended for who have a short time visit in Chengdu.
This tour was excellent, very well organised and trouble free. Our guide, Jamie, was very energetic, very professional and knowledgeable, a lot of fun, spoke excellent English and she made our trip a fabulous experience. The bullet train ride to and from Leshan gave us an opportunity to see a lot of great countryside and experience a little of the Chinese way of life.
The giant Buddha was amazing, both up close and from the river boat cruise and lunch at the local village was delicious. We even has some time to explore the local markets and stroll along the river.
I would recommend the trip to all but don't forget to ask for Jamie.
Private Leshan Giant Buddha Tour from Chengdu with High Speed Train was one of our most memorable day trip in China due to Lily Chen, who was our local guide. Lily speaks excellent English and customized our tour as per our request. Lily genuinely enjoys what she does and made us feel at home from the moment the tour started. As part of the Leshan Giant Buddha trip we visited the nearby fishing village and had our lunch in one of the family restaurant there. The meal that we had there was one of our best meal in China. We are so glad that we followed Lilys recommendation. With Lily you are always in great hand. The Leshan Giant Buddha along with Giant Panda are must see if you visit Chengdu.
Lily was a phenomenal tour guide that made this experience incredibly enjoyable. We didn't realize that although the Giant Buddha is magnificent, you basically walk up the steps and look down on- the Giant Buddha itself takes about 5 minutes and that's that. Lily turned this experience into a fascinating half-day excursion, including a boat trip to see the Buddha from the river, a visit to an amazing monastery with no other tourists, and an amazing lunch made out of the freshest local vegetables and bamboo on a balcony in the treetops at a local restaurant that we never could have visited ourselves because it was all in Chinese. Throughout, she was very interesting to talk to and taught us so much about China and Chinese culture, past and present. Highly recommended.