Nuorilang Waterfall in Jiuzhaigou National Park
Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong National Park Chengdu Panda Base, River-Viewing Pavilion Park ,Wenshu Temple and Sanxindui Museum.
Duration: 6 days
Attraction: World Heritage Sichuan Highlights Sightseeing Jiuzhaigou National Park and Huanglong National Park Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding River-Viewing Pavilion Park (Wang Jiang Lou Gong yuan) Wenshu Temple and Sanxindui Museum.
Route: Chengdu – Huanglong – Jiuzhaigou – Chengdu – Panda Base – Sanxindui Museum – River-Viewing Pavilion Park – Wuhou Temple Museum.
The World Heritage Forest Programme Stretching over 72,000 ha in the northern part of Sichuan Province, the jagged Jiuzhaigou valley reaches a height of more than 4,800 m, thus comprising a series of diverse forest ecosystems. Its superb landscapes are particularly interesting for their series of narrow conic karst land forms and spectacular waterfalls. Some 140 bird species also inhabit the valley, as well as a number of endangered plant and animal species, including the giant panda and the Sichuan takin.
Called Dzitsa Degu in Tibetan, Jiuzhai Valley or Jiuzhaigou National Park is located in the Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan Province, South Western China. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992 and it belongs to the category 5 in the IUCN system of protected area categorization. Jiuzhai Valley literally means “Nine Village Valley” and is named after the nine Tibetan villages scattered throughout the park. There is evidence of people living in the national park up to 3,000 years and the local people still hold onto many of their traditional ways of life. The human population of the park is just over 1,000 which comprises of over 110 families.
The superb landscapes of Jiuzhai Valley are particularly interesting for their narrow conic karst land forms and spectacular waterfalls and lakes. There are over 220 bird species found in Jiuzhai Valley as well as a number of endangered plant and animal species, including the giant panda, Sichuan golden monkey and the Sichuan takin.
Jiuzhai Valley is part of the Min Shan mountain range on the edge of the Tibetan Himalayan Pletau and stretches over 720 sq km (72,000 hectares) with an extra buffer zone of 598 sq. km (60,000 hectares). The Min Mountains are one of South West China’s most important biodiversity typezones. The elevation of the national park ranges from almost 2,000m (6,500 feet) at the entrance to over 4,500m (14,760 feet) on the mountain peaks and the series of forest ecosystems are stratified by elevation.
As a tourist resort it boasts 114 lakes lying downward in an echelon manner, on which are 17 waterfalls, 47 springs, 17 splashing waterfalls, 11 turbulent streams and 5 travertine beaches and 9 Tibetan villages, formulating alpine lake clusters and travertine spots that are rarely seen in China and even in the world. All these scenic sights, set against the backdrop of 92 snowy peaks, create a unqiue natural landscape of high mountains and deep gullies in Jiuzhaigou.
The water, the soul of Jiuzhaigou, is so cystal clear and rich in colors that it has earned the reputation, so well expressed in the saying “Those who have visited Jiuzhaigou will no longer appreciate the water landscape again”, Varying in size and shapes, sparkling with colors in brilliant sunlight, the more than 100 lakes define the waterscapes and form their essence. The unique tourist culture of Jiuzhaigou is captured by the purity of the green water, the reflections in the lakes, the stone mills, the Tibetan villages, the Buddhist sutra-streamers and the folk songs and dances of the Tibetan and the Qiang people. With its 30,000 hectares of virgin forests, Jiuzhaigou is also a botanical and zoological paradise, a habitat of dense conifers and broadleaf trees for such rare and endangered animals as the Giant Panda, the Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey, and the White-Lipped Deer.
* All entrance fees as per in the itinerary
* All transportation in the itinerary.
* Service of English speaking tour guide
* Hotel accommodation with the Breakfast.
* Lunch and dinner.
* Travel insurance for personal ;
* Extra cost because of landslides; road blockage etc;
* Expense of personal nature.
* All optional program, such as night show, hot spring etc.
* Tip for guide, driver and bellboy in the hotel.
Be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. As an option in the evening(200CNY extra), enjoy a wonderful variety show of Face changing and Flame Spitting Out of Sichuan Opera.
Take a morning flight to Jiuzhaigou. Then visit Huanglong National Park, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site, with beautiful mountains, lush woods, colourful flowers, and crystal clear waters. (Note: If the road is icy , the tour will visit Songpan Old Town instead) Overnight in Jiuzhaigou.
After breakfast, head to the Jiuzhaigou National Park where you will board environmentally friendly buses to sightsee the Park. Visit the Shuzheng and Zezawa Valleys; Pearl Sands and Shuzheng Waterfall; the Tibetan village of Shuzheng, and numerous picturesque lakes including Panda Lake, Long Lake, Rainbow Lake, Tiger Lake and Rhinoceros Lake. Then summon your energy for a Tibetan folk customs show at night, consisting of singing, dancing and other programs. (The entrance fee of 150-320 CNY is not included in the tour price). Overnight in Jiuzhaigou
Be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. If time permits, visit the Kuanxiangzi (wide lane) and Zhaixiangzi (narrow lane), it used to be home to officials in the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties and are among the city’s cultural heritage sites still intact today. Originally, single-story houses and courtyards featured the specialty of the area. To relive the taste of local life years ago, teahouses and folk arts are readily found in the area while displays of the lifestyle, dialects, food and customs of Chengdu in the past will be reinstated in museums.
The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is located in the northern suburb of Chengdu on Futou Hill. It is 10 km from downtown Chengdu, and can be reached by the Panda Road. Giant pandas at the Chengdu Research Base live in large naturalistic habitats, which help the visitor to understand how these animals live in the wild . It is an excellent recreational area and a highlight of any visit to Chengdu. Many types of bamboo, trees, and flowers thrive at the Research Base.Several species of birds also make their home there. The Research Base is one of the important centers in China for the captive conservation of giant pandas.
After lunch, we drive 40km to visit Sanxindui Museum. In Sanxing Dui which is 40 kilometers south of Chengdu, two large sacrificial pits were found in 1986 boast the most important archaeological finds on the Sanxing Dui Ruins for the past half century. The exposure of a large number of spectacular relics created a great sensation, making the Sanxing Dui site well known to the world. Amongst the hoards of prize antiquities there are a variety of unique, grotesque bronze works, such as the stately standing figure, the freakish bronze mask and the towering bronze holy tree, which stand out as treasures unparalleled. In addition, the gold wares represented by the gleaming gold sculpture and the jade wares such as the tablets with heavy motifs turn out to be undeniable jewels never seen before. The Sanxingdui Museum is a large-scale modern museum of history situated in the northeastern part of the state-protected Sanxing Dui Ruins by the bank of the Yazi River in Guanghan city.
River-Viewing Pavilion Park (Wang Jiang Lou Gongyuan) has more than 150 kinds of bamboo brought from all over Asia, and the lush bamboo forests provide plenty of shade in the summer. There is a four-story wooden ’river-viewing pavilion’ that was built in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) in memory of Xue Tao, a Tang Dynasty poetess who often wrote about bamboo (thus bamboo is the park’s specialty). The pavilion overlooks the Jingjiang River. It is a good place for the local people to drink tea and play Taichi or Chinese Gongfu.
Wuhou Temple Museum: it situated in the southern suburb of the Chengdu City, Wuhou (an honorific title means Martial Marquis) Memorial Temple was an ancestral temple with a history covering over one-thousand-years, established as a memorial to the prime minister of Shu (221 – 263) in the Three Kingdoms Period (220 – 280) – Zhuge Liang.
Jinli Old Street: It was originally built as a commercial street during the Shu Kingdom (221 A.D.-263 A.D.), Jinli Old Street was reconstructed in 2004 in the traditional architectural style of Sichuan Province during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Located in the east of Wuhou Memorial Temple of Chengdu City, Jinli Old Street combines the ambience of ancient and modern China. Being one of the oldest commercial streets in China, Jinli Old Street is not only a wonderful reminder China’s past, but also a great place for people to fully appreciate Sichuan’s customs, and folk arts. Visitors can try the indigenous foods and snacks, while shopping for the showcased handicrafts that Sichuan Province is famous for: paper-cutting, clay figurines, and Shu embroidery. Reflecting both the diversity and integration of Sichuan custom and folklore, Jinli Old Street is a must-see location in not only Chengdu, but China as a whole.
Nuorilang Waterfall in Jiuzhaigou National Park
Muti-color Pool in Huanglong National Park
Giant Panda in Chengdu Panda Base
Wuhou temple Muesum -- Explore the history of Three kingdom Period
Kuangzhaixiangzi Old Street, explore the old Chengdu City
Jinglin Old Street, explore the old Chengdu city