JZ16 Jiuzhaigou+Chengdu Panda Base, Dujiangyan and Mt.Qingcheng 6 Days Tourfrom
Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong National Park,River-Viewing Pavilion Park,Chengdu Panda Base and Wenshu Temple Dujiangyan and Mt.Qingcheng
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeGuided Tours
Activity Level Moderate
Duration: 6 days
Attraction: World Heritage Sichuan Highlights Sightseeing –Jiuzhaigou National Park , Huanglong National Park, River-Viewing Pavilion Park (Wang Jiang Lou Gong yuan) , Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding,Wenshu Temple Dujiangyan irrigation system and Mt.Qingcheng
Route: Chengdu – Huanglong – Jiuzhaigou – Chengdu – Dujiangyan – Mt.Qingcheng – Chengdu – Panda Base – Chengdu airport.
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.
Arrive in Chengdu, if time permit visit Wide lane and Narrow line. O/N in Chengdu
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.
As an option in the evening(200CNY extra), enjoy a wonderful variety show of Face changing and Flame Spitting Out of Sichuan Opera.
Chengdu - Jiuzhaigou airport - Huanglong National Park – Hotel in Jiuzhaigou O/N in Jiuzhaigou.
Take a morning flight (45 minutes) from Chengdu 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)
One day Jiuzhaigou Sightseeing. O/N 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 180 CNY is not included in the tour price).
Fly to Chengdu, then visit Wenshu Temple. O/N in Chengdu
Take a flight back to Chengdu. Visit Wenshu Temple,a monastery which dates back to the Tang dynasty, is Chengdu’s largest and best-preserved Buddhist temple. Originally known as Xinxiang Temple, it was renamed after a Buddhist monk who lived there in the late 17 th century. The most completed Buddhist temple in Chengdu City and the location of Sichuan Province Buddhism Association – Wenshu Monastery is situated northwest of Chengdu City.
Dujiangyan irrigation system and Mt.Qingcheng O/N in Chengdu
Dirve to visit Dujiangyan, it is one of the world`s first irrigation systems and ratified into the World Cultural Heritage list. It`s located on the upper reaches of the Minjiang River. It was built between 306-251 BC. by the local people under the guidance of Libing and his son. Fortunately the Dujiangyan Irrigation system brings the vast Chengdu Plain under irrigation and has protected it against droughts and floods for over 2,300 years. Because of this Chengdu Plain has turned into the land of abundance with a mild climate and fertile soil.
After lunch, continue drive Mt.Qingcheng. It is the headstream of Chinese Taoism. the initiator of Taoism,Zhang Taolin in the end of East Han Dynasty, came to Qingcheng Mountain to instruct Taoism from Shanxi. After Taoist master Zhang Daoling passed away, Qingcheng Mountain also became prosperous as the headstream of Taoism, original Mountain of Taoist Master. Taoism developed seven sects. there were 40 Taoism temples. It is also ratified into the World Cultural Heritage list.
Visit Chengdu Panda Base, airport drop off, service end.
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. Then airport drop off.