Private Trip: Chengdu to Leshan and Luocheng by Train
See the world's largest ancient Buddha and explore the pretty town of Luocheng on this 10-hour private guided day trip from Chengdu by fast train. Admire the Leshan Grand Buddha, which towers over the meeting point of three rivers, then transfer to Luocheng Ancient Town to try local foods and absorb the historic atmosphere.
- Traveler pickup is offered
- We also pick up from centrally located Chengdu hotel
- 10-hour private tour of Luocheng Ancient Town and the Leshan Grand Buddha
- Private guide for just you and your party
- Transportation, including round-trip train tickets and hotel pickup and drop-off, included
- Explore the ancient town of Luocheng's well-preserved architecture
- Visit the world's largest Buddha carving
Meet your private guide in the lobby of your central Chengdu hotel at 7:30am. From here, it's a short journey to Chengdu East station where you can catch the train to Leshan in just under an hour. It's just a brief drive from the station to the Leshan Grand Buddha. Completed in 803 AD, during the Tang Dynasty, it stands 233 feet (71 meters) tall, and even its fingernails are as long as a human being! The largest surviving ancient Buddha, it forms part of the Mount Emei Scenic Area UNESCO World Heritage Site, and sits at the confluence of the Min, Dadu, and Qingyi rivers.
After you've scaled the steps to admire the Buddha, and taken some time to appreciate the landscape, embark for Luocheng Ancient Town, about 38 miles (60 kilometers) from Leshan. Built in 1628 in the shape of a boat, Luocheng is famous for its well-preserved original architecture. Your guide will help you navigate the pretty town as you take photos, taste local foods, and perhaps chat to a local or two. Once you're done exploring, you'll drive back to Leshan railway station to catch the train back to Chengdu. A driver will collect you from the station and transfer you back to your hotel, arriving around 8:30pm.
- Private tour
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Local guide
- Entry/Admission - Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)
- Entry/Admission - Luocheng Ancient Town
- Food and drinks
- Returns to original departure point