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2-Day Sichuan Private Tour to Dujiangyan Irrigation System, Mount Qingcheng, Panda Base and People’s Park

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Overview:

There is no doubt that you’ll enjoy a happy time in the “Hometown of Giant Pandas” and “Land of Abundance”. This tour is the best choice for travelers who show interest in giant pandas, Chinese Taoism culture and engineering project. It is a combination of city exploration to see all the stunning highlights with a cool escape to Dujiangyan, a journey of history and culture in the primitive natural environment to release your mind and soul. Dujiangyan Irrigation System and Mount Qingcheng was inscribed as the World Heritage Site in 2000, shows the importance of utilizing natural features to their fullest in constructing an irrigation system as well as Mount Qingcheng’s importance as one of the birthplace of Taoism. And the both has created the “Land of Abundance” with fertile land and leisure mood of locals. Besides, you’ll definitely find more, enjoy more and experience more in brief 2 days.

 

Tour Code

SC2D1N-QDW-366

Duration

2 Days / 1 Night
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Day 1Chengdu - Dujiangyan - Chengdu

Atttractions: Mount Qingcheng, Dujiangyan Irrigation System
Meal: Not Included
Accomodation: Ovenight in Chengdu

In this morning, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and escort you to Mount Qingcheng – located in Dujiangyan City about 62 kilometers away from Chengdu downtown area. Mount Qingcheng, considered as the “Birthplace of Taoism”, is a mountain famous in Chinese history as the place where in 142 CE the philosopher Zhang Ling founded the doctrine of Chinese Taoism. Pay a visit to Jianfu Palace, the first palace located at the right side of the entrance. Later, walk to Yuecheng Lake for a boat experience on the lake. Take the cable car up to the mountain and you’ll visit Siwang Palace, Ciyun Palace, Shangqing Palace, Laojun Palace in sequence. Hike down the mountain and enjoy other scenery and sites (Tianshi Celestial Cave, Quanzhen Palace, Yuxian Pavilion) along the way.

After Mount Qingcheng visiting, you’ll be driven to Dujiangyan Irrigation System which is about 20 kilometers away. Dujiangyan Irrigation System is an ecological engineering feat originally constructed around 256 BC which uses natural topographic and hydro-logical features to solve problems of diverting water for irrigation, draining sediment, flood control and flow control without the use of dams. Three key components of the Weir Works control the water from the upper valley of the Minjiang River: the Yuzui Bypass Dike, the Feishayan Floodgate and the Boapingkou Diversion Passage. You’ll take a walk to visit the three components and as well as Erwang Temple. After the tour, be driven back to Chengdu for accommodation and have a good rest tonight.

Day 2Chengdu

Atttractions: Panda Base, Wenshu Monastery, Renmin Park, Jinli Old Street
Meal: Not Included
Accomodation: No

Chengdu is called the “Hometown of Giant Pandas”, which give you the best chance to see the cutest animal in the world. Chengdu Panda Base is the closest panda base to see over 100 giant pandas and their baby pandas. It is about 10 kilometers from city center, taking about 30-40 minutes’ for driving. Head to Chengdu Panda Base in the early morning and spend several hours inside. You’ll pay a visit to the Giant Panda Museum to know many scientific facts about pandas, walk through the verdant bamboo grove to different giant enclosures to see pandas in different ages, watch lovely pandas outdoor climbing trees, eating bamboo shoots, sleeping on the ground, as well, you can have a close look at the newborn pink panda babies being well taken care of…Cherish the time with the pandas and take photos as many as possible.

With a history over 1000 years, Wenshu Monastery is the largest and best-preserved Buddhist monastery situated in Chengdu downtown area. Once entering into this peaceful temple, you can see many locals worshiping and burning incense. And you’ll pass five halls in sequence including Tianwang Hall, Sandatu Hall, Daxiong Hall, Shuofa Hall and Cangjing Hall. Wenshu Monastery exhibits many precious cultural relics and treasures with over 300 Buddha statues. Enjoy a relaxing walk in this elegant monastery and if you like try the vegetarian food in its restaurant.
Renmin Park located in downtown area is the best place to feel the leisure spirit of Chengdu. In this comfortable park, you can see many locals doing the calligraphy on the ground, dancing happily in group, even engaging in matchmaking…After the visiting, take a rest in the largest and best-preserved tea house called Heming Tea House to have a cup of green tea and if you are interested, you can learn to play Mahjong or try traditional ear treatment. How time flies!

The last stop today is Jinli Old Street, the first street of Shu Kingdom with a history over 1800 years. Decorated with western Sichuan style architectures of Qing Dynasty, Jinli Old Street is the best place to explore culture of Three Kingdom period and folk culture of Chengdu. Strolling down the narrow street, you’ll find yourselves surrounded by a world of stores selling Shu Embroidery, folk handicrafts, curios, calligraphy and paintings. Besides, numerous snacks are displayed in front of you and try some favored ones to satisfy your taste buds.

Price Includes

  • Local transportation with private vehicle and skilled driver
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Entrance fees as listed in the program
  • 1 nights accommodation(3 or 4 or 5-star depends on yourself)
  • Pick-up and send-off services at the beginning/end of the tour
  • 2 bottles of mineral water per person per day

Price Excludes

  • Flight/train tickets
  • Meals
  • Gratuities(optional)
  • Any optional programs/activities
  • Any services not mentioned