1. People's Park - real life of locals.
2. Jinli Street – very popular vibrant food street.
3. Panda Breading and Research Center - close visit of the cute pandas.
4. Leshan Giant Buddha.
5. Mount Emei - great scenery and Buddhist culture.
Best travel season
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
Pick up at flight/train station arrival. Then spend the afternoon time leisurely in the city center. Chengdu is a slow-pace and stress-free big city in China. Tea houses, restaurants and Majong room are easy to find at street and park. To touch real life of locals, we take a walk to the People’s Park which is a very typical and important entertainment park located in the west of Chengdu. The next stop is Jinli Street, a charming area restored from an old street with full of souvenir shops, wine bars, teahouses and snack stalls. Transfer back to hotel when tour ends.
After breakfast, we drive 1.5-2 hours south to Leshan Giant Buddha. It is the largest stone Buddha in the world carved out of a cliff at the confluences of the three big rivers near Leshan city. The statue is 71 meters tall, sitting with hands resting on his knees. Taking a river ferry, you will see the huge Buddha in the distance and stop at Buddha’s foot. For the energetics, it is more interesting to appreciate the Buddha by foot (except public holidays). Walking through the park to the top of Lingyun Mountain, you will see numerous carvings, temples and shrines. Take some photos from head of the Buddha, then follow the line to descend via narrow steps to his toes and back. It takes more time and requires good physical condition, but you will be rewarded with a close visit of this gigantic stone artwork.
Enjoy lunch at Leshan city, then continue a drive to Emei Mountain and have a brief visit of Baoguo Temple in the afternoon. It is the largest Temple of Emei Mountain and one of the key Buddhist Temples in China.
Take a good rest and prepare for the mountain trip next day.
Discover Emeishan National Park and back to Chengdu in the late afternoon.
Mt. Emei (3099m) is the highest mountain in the Emeishan National Park. It is one of the four famous Buddhist pilgrimage sites in China, dotted with more than 100 temples and monasteries. The most famous sites include: the Golden Summit, Baoguo Temple, Wannian Temple and Qingyin Pavilion. Beyond its rich cultural heritages, the mountain itself is a natural wonder and home to diverse animals and some rare floral species. It is also a good place to see the sea of clouds and light of Buddha, to experience hiking at strenuous level. There are so much to see and cannot be completed in one day. Guide will discuss with you more and choose the best route (Wannian Temple or Golden Summit) according to your interest, weather and physical condition.
Before departure to the next destination, we will visit an important site of Chengdu-Panda Research and Breeding Center. Located only some 20km north of the city, Chengdu Panda Breeding and Researching Center offers a close visit to the rare giant pandas. Visitors can closely observe the baby and adult pandas resting, eating, drinking and playing with each other or watch female pandas nursing their cubs in the nursery rooms. The morning hours are the most active period for those beloved creatures. The research center is also home to other endangered wildlife, including red pandas, swans, peacocks, birds, butterflies and hundreds of insects.
Tips: Check out before the tour start and bring along all your luggage. Driver will take care them during your sightseeing.
All sightseeing as listed in the itinerary.
Ground transfers with air-conditioned vehicle (car, minibus or coach depending on the size of your group)
Lunches (as specific) at local restaurants with a cup of soft drink per meal.
Hotel accommodations with breakfast (based on double occupancy).
Local licensed & experienced English-speaking guide.
Accident insurance during your travel.
Transport to and from Chengdu.
Tips to driver and tour guide.
Hotels (or similar) Suggested
Chengdu: Babao Hotel 3*, Mercure Chengdu North 4*, Tibet Hotel Chengdu 5
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