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World Heritage Sichuan Highlights Sightseeing: Chengdu –Jiuzhaigou- Mt.Emei –Leshan –Panda Base – Sancindui Museum – Chengdu
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeGuided Tours
Activity Level Moderate
Duration: 8 days
Activities: World Heritage Sichuan Highlights Sightseeing
Route: Chengdu –Jiuzhaigou- Mt.Emei –Leshan –Panda Base – Sancindui Museum – Chengdu
Attractions: You will experience Sichuan`s natural heritage, breathe in the fresh air of Jiuzhaigou National Park and Huanglong National Park (or Songpan Old Town), Mt.Emei and Leshan Grand Buddha — the Cultural and Natural Heritage ratified by UNESCO. have a close up look at China’s national animal- the Giant panda. Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding and Sanxindui Museum. Du Fu Thatched Cottage, Wuhou Temple Museum, Jinli Old Street
* 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, be met at the airport, transfer to hotel. O/N in Chengdu.
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.
Visit River-Viewing Pavilion Park, fly to Jiuzhaigou airport. O/N in Jiuzhaigou
Visit River-Viewing Pavilion Park (Wang Jiang Lou Gong yuan), 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. Take flight (45 minutes) from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou in later afternoon.
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).
Jiuzhaigou - Huanglong - fly back to Chengdu airport - Mt.Emei. O/N at the base of Mt. Emeishan
Drive to 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) Then take flight back to Chengdu, drive to Mt.Emei, enjoying countryside views of the Chuanxi Plain.on the way (two hours along expressway).
Round way public sightseeing bus plus cable car to the Golden summit, then back to mountain base visit Baoguo Monastery, Crouching Tiger Monastery O/N at the base of Mt. Emeishan
The Golden Summit Scenic Area is 16 square kilometers, and its yearly average temperature is 3 C. Golden Summit is 3,079m,the most wondrous sight-seeing platform and the biggest pilgrimage centre of Chinese Buddhism, it is crowned as a scenic masterpiece in the Chinese World. Jinding is the best place to experience the Four Wonders of Mt. Emei: the Buddha’s Halo (rainbow-like rings that surround and move with your shadow), the Sea of Clouds, the Holy Lamp (or Divine Lights) and the Golden Summit Sunrise. Golden You may visit Summit Monastery, Woyun Nunnery there.
At the mountain base is Baoguo Monastery, built in the 16th century. The monastery has serene gardens with rare plants, a library of sutras and a huge porcelain Buddha. In the stone staircase of the rear hall are figures of the Eight Immortals, betraying the temple’s Taoist origins. Further up the mountain lies the Crouching Tiger Monastery (Fuhu Si), Emei’s largest temple. Once associated with the Taoist martial-arts master Zhang Sanfeng, today it is a Guanyin nunnery. Notable features include the 16th-century, 7m-high bronze Huayan Pagoda, which is engraved with 4700 Buddha images.
Mt.Emei - Leshan – Huanglongxi Old Town – Chengdu O/N in Chengdu.
Drive half an hour to Leshan, board a tour boat have a panoramic view of the biggest carved Buddha statue in the world. Then continue drive about half an hour from Leshan to Huanglongxi Old Town. It is 1700 years history and around 30 miles away from Chengdu. For most of local people, Huanglongxi old town could be a place where it will bring them back to their childhood. The aged old trees, old temples and native custom all together can be an amazing to you. At Huanglongxi , despites the latest renovation, some of the old architectures were built in the late of Qing Dynasty, which was the last feudal dynasty in Chinese history . Besides the beautiful sceneries in the town , it’s possible to visit one of local family with their Chinese traditional bungalow .
Visit Chengdu Panda Base AM. After lunch, drive 40km to visit Sanxindui Museum O/N in Chengdu.
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.
Sanxindui Museum 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.
Visit Du Fu Thatched Cottage, Wuhouci Museum, Jinli Old Street. Airport drop off, Service Ends.
Du Fu Thatched Cottage was the residence of Du Fu the great poet of Tang Dynasty when he took refuge in Chengdu. In 759, he resigned office to enter Sichuan, and built the thatched cottage by the Flower Bathing Brook in the west suburban of Chengdu city, and lived there for four years, composing during this period about 240 poems, among which include such ones as the Prime Minister of the Shu Kingdom and the Rhyme to the Thatched Cottage broken by the Autumn wind that came to be known as the masterpieces in the history of Chinese literature.
Wuhou Temple Museum 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 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. 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.