Top ChoiceBuddhist Statue in Le Shan

Le Shan Grand Buddha

Le Shan Grand Buddha

Le Shan’s serene, 1200-year-old Grand Buddha sits in repose, carved from a cliff face overlooking the confluence of three busy rivers: the Dadu, Min and Qingyi. The Buddhist monk Haitong conceived the project in...

Top ChoiceBarbecue in Le Shan

Zhao Family Crispy Duck

Foodies flock to this simple but superb restaurant for its speciality – sweet, crispy roast duck (jīn; ¥22). The draw is the skin, which is best described as duck candy, a miraculously ungreasy bite of heaven....

Buddhist Temple in Le Shan

Wuyou Temple

Wuyou Temple, like the Grand Buddha, dates from the Tang dynasty, and has Ming and Qing renovations. This monastery contains calligraphy and artefacts, with the highlights in the Luohan Hall – 1000 terracotta...

Museum in Le Shan

Oriental Buddha Capital

This large park houses thousands of Buddha statues and figurines from around Asia, including a 170m-long reclining Buddha, one of the world’s longest. Don't miss the impressive Ten-Thousand Buddha Cave (万佛洞;...

Sichuan in Le Shan

Xiàogōngzuǐ Bàbā

One of a cluster of cafe-restaurants with terrace seating on the riverbank, this place is perfect for tea (from ¥15) or fresh coffee (from ¥25) during the day or a riverside beer (from ¥10) come evening. Choose...

Market in Le Shan

Zhanggong Qiao Jie

Zhanggong Qiao Jie's small night market is full of seafood restaurants that pull fish and more straight from tanks in front of the restaurant to throw into the pan. Dishes are priced by weight, so clarify a total...

Street Food in Le Shan

Baita Jie

Stalls line the riverbank, but to eat like a local head here, where you can try all manner of simmering stews (沙锅; shāguō, from ¥18) or gorge on cool yet spicy bang bang chicken (棒棒鸡; bàng bàng jī, from ¥20).

Museum in Le Shan

Mahaoya Tombs Museum

Contains a modest collection of tombs and burial artefacts dating from the Eastern Han dynasty (AD 25–220), included in the Grand Buddha entrance ticket.