If you are headed to the Sichuan Province in China, be sure to make a trip to Leshan to see the tallest Buddha in the world, the Giant Buddha of Leshan. The Buddha was carved into a stone cliff at the confluence of three rivers over a 90-year period from 713 AD to 803 AD. The Buddha along with the scenic Mount Emei, where Buddhism was first introduced to China, is a World Heritage Site.
Leshan is located 135 kilometres south of Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport. To transfer from Chengdu airport to the Leshan Giant Buddha, you can take an airport taxi, bus, or train. The journey by taxi takes around 1 hour and 50 minutes and costs €54.60 (CYN 385). The trip by bus takes around 2 hours and costs €6.37 (CYN 45). Taking a train is the fastest way to reach Leshan seeing as the train can get you there in 41 minutes. A ticket for the train costs €6.52 (CYN 46).Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Chengdu at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.