Grand Buddha Temple


There’s some good exploring to be done across the river, southeast of the old town. At the foot of one hill, and among other Buddhist statuary and caves, sits the sedate-looking Grand Buddha. From the old town, walk down to the river, turn left and keep going past the second road bridge. Then cross the river on a small passenger ferry (¥3, from 8am to 6pm).

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