One-Day Tour: Authentic Sichuan Tea House And Leshan Giant Buddha

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up the customers at their hotels or the places they want us to pick them up.
  • Return Details :
    Your Chengdu hotel lobby
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Chengdu is a city with strong tea culture. In the old days, lots of tea houses are scattered in the back streets and countryside. However, due to urbanization, these old tea houses are slowly disappearing and replaced by modern and fancier ones. Fortunately, one of the old tea houses located in Pengzhen survives and is well protected by local residents. This tour will take you to the tea house for a nostalgic experience as well as visiting Leshan Giant Buddha which was carved out of a cliff during the Tang Dynasty (618-907AD) facing the confluence of three rivers and is by far, the tallest Buddha statue in the world.


  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Led by a professional photographer

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo), Leshan, Sichuan

The largest Buddha in the world

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Private transfer

Excellent English speaking guide

A cup of tea at the tea house


Entrance fees to the Giant Buddha site (RMB$90/person)

Ticket for cruise boat (RMB$70/person)

Travel insurance

All personal expense

Entry/Admission - Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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  • 26-Jan-2020

    We engaged Victor for a 3-days trip covering Dujiangyan, Leshan and Emeishan in early December. The trip was relaxing and memorable. Victor is indeed professional, knowledgeable and sincere. He shared with us history of the places, among other things, as we traveled and introduced us the various types of local dishes especially those in Leshan that were so unique and delicious. Another highlight of our trip is the stop over at the Tea House - what a unique experience. Thanks to Victor for making our trip memorable! Highly recommended for those who are planning to visit this lovely city!

  • 10-Aug-2019

    We spend a wonderful day with Victor visiting the Leshan Buddha. He is very knowledgeable and willing to share his insights on today’s China. Fulltime recommend to anyone.

  • 31-Jul-2019

    Like other reviewers, we went to a Sichuan teahouse and the Giant Buddha with Victor. The teahouse is great and strange at the same time. Great because it is authentic with beautiful old wall paintings and there are around 100 authentic Chinese old men hanging around there drinking tea, chatting and playing cards. Strange because you are in an other world, your not the only photographer and some of the old men even like to pose for your perfect picture. Strange combination but still definitely worth going there because this kind of teahouse is fastly disappearing. We actually did the trip because of the Giant Buddha in Leshan. We took the boat to see it from the water. We were lucky because the day before the site was closed because of heavy rainfall and also this day the stairs down from the Buddha were still closed. But Victor advised us to do the boat trip anyway because the queue at the stairs is normally terrible. All together a great trip in a comfortable car. Victor is the driver and guide together. His English is among the best we have heard in China. He is energetic, friendly, knows a lot about the sites and the area he comes from (He is originally from Leshan and now lives in Chengdu). You can ask victor anything you like and he knows all the answers. He can even recommend places to go and eat in Chengdu if you like. I would recommend this trip with victor to everybody!

  • 29-Jul-2019

    Victor knows his stuff and the experiences and insights from a local is much appreciated. Recommended!

  • 22-Oct-2018

    I had an excellent time with Victor on this tour. He was a thoroughly knowledgeable guide who not only knew a lot of about the history and culture of the cities we visited but also Buddhism, which added a lot to the experience. I loved hiking the giant Buddha and seeing the shrines around it.Ever since I came to China, I've been wanting to visit a place like this: Maoist era artwork, great tea and mahjong. Who could ask for anything more? Pengzhen is a nice city to tour too, with it's structures from the Qing dynasty.

  • 12-Oct-2018

    Loved our day with Victor, very knowledgeable and great experience. Lovely day in China.would do it again. In fact we are using Victor’s company in Beijing.

  • 20-Jul-2018

    Victor did a spectacular job giving my husband and I a rich tour on Sichuan's overlooked areas. The tea house was special because it held so much history, background and real Communist Propaganda still left on its walls. The locals were so friendly and welcoming. Also, it is not an easy trek to the Leshan Buddha, but Victor managed to drive us from our hotel in downtown Chengdu, to the teahouse, then to Leshan which was about two to three hours away whilst giving us an informational and humorous tour. He is kind, professional, knowledgable and it is clear he loves his job. Thank you for a wonderful experience!

  • 04-May-2018

    Victor is a great guide! We had a great day and we learned a lot about the places we visited and also about Chinese history and culture. Victor is a very knowledgeable guy, I would recommend the tour to anyone.

  • 21-Apr-2018

    Our driver/guide picked us up from the hotel lobby. The car was comfortable and in good condition. Our guide spoke very good English (which is not the case with most people we've met). He took us to a small town outside of Chengdu where we walked the local market and stopped at an ancient, local teahouse. This is photographers' paradise. You get lots of time to take pictures, have tea and admire the local life. From the teahouse we drove to Leshan. We went on a public holiday so there was - on top of some roadworks - a lot of traffic. Once in Leshan we took a boatride to see the giant Buddha. Simply stunning. As there were too many people we didn't walk down the buddha, which is a pity but still we are impressed.

  • 20-Jan-2018

    I'm a VERY experienced traveller and photographer. From Somalia to North Korea to Afghanistan. I've seen it all. But this photo experience @ 6am inside an authentic Sichuan tea house with really old men and Red Army propaganda all over the darkly lit walls was simply incredible. A photographers dream. This was one of the best places I have ever been for really dramatic photos. Don't even hesitate! It's not touristy at all. Ask for Victor as your guide. Extremely kind and friendly guide

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