What to do in Chengdu & Jiuzhaigou

Asking for a Chengdu Jiuzhaigou Tour, the top priority is finding the top attractions in Chengdu and Jiuzhaigou. Varying in different features, Chengdu as the home of pandas takes you to the leisure and carefree life style; while in Jiuzhaigou, you will immerse into the fairy water land of authentic nature.

What to do & experience in Chengdu

Chengdu, known as the land of abundance is never let your down when any time you visit. The Chengdu Panda Base as the first must-see in Chengdu will give you a unique experience to close look at these adorable creatures. Back to downtown, you can visit Wuhou Memorial Temple, a typical museum built in commemoration of Zhuge Liang and appreciate the sincere relationship between emperor and minister in Shu State during the Three Kingdoms and numerous historical relics. Adjacent to Wuhou Temple, you can walk to Jinli Old Street, the flourishing commercial streets with local snacks, handicrafts, traditional tea houses. Following the late Qing Dynasty style, all structures in this street will take you to ancient China, also you can have a good taste of local food and traditional culture. Go to Jinsha Relics Museum with a large number of ivory, gold and jade pieces displayed and find Chengdu has much history to talk about.

What’s more, there are other scenic spots related to Chinese ancient literature in Chengdu, Du Fu Thatched Cottage for instance. Here you can know many poems written by the poet Du Fu and his life, good for family visit and tourists who are interested about the literature of Tang dynasty. Learn so much about the ancient, the Renmin Park can take you into reality and explore the daily life of the locals. Meaning for people’s park, Renmin Park is the great place for local residents lingering all day to chat, dance, drink tea, play cards and chess, do tai chi and more activities. On the outskirts of Chengdu, you can go to Dujiangyan to view the heritage sites of Dujiangyan Irrigation System and the Mount Qingcheng to learn Taoism. The Luodai Ancient Town in eastern suburb gathering Hakka people is another site to view the well-preserved Ming and Qing styled buildings.

Chengdu Giant Panda

Chengdu Giant Panda

 

Jinlin Old Street

Jinlin Old Street

What to do & experience in Jiuzhaigou

With kinds of scenic sights of colorful forests, emerald lakes, layered waterfalls, setting against the backdrop of snow-clad peaks, Jiuzhaigou forms a unique natural landscape of high mountains and deep gullies. Together with the Tibetan villages, Jiuzhaigou Valley creates the primitive, natural and idyllic beauty of its landscape harmoniously with local customs.

Following the way to explore the “Y” shaped Jiuzhaigou, you will be amazed about the different forests along with stunning waterfalls and colorful lakes. Just as the saying goes “Those who travel back from Jiuzhaigou may no longer see any other waterscapes”. In different seasons, tourists can view the nature land of diverse tints by taking the scenic spot bus or walking along the pathways.

Nuorilang Waterfall as the landmark of Jiuzhaigou, is the must-see in Jiuzhaigou Valley. In Summer, the galloping currents rushing over the cliff overgrown with willows to form a chain of spectacular waterfalls of diverse shapes and sizes in a stair –like pattern; while in Winter, it becomes a dazzling glacial cascade hanging over the steep cliff with different lengths of bunches of icicles, looking like swords and spears.

Five-Color Pond (Wucai Chi) and Five-Color Lake (Wuhua Hai) are the representatives to display the crystal water land of Jiuzhaigou Valley. With the changes of illumination, the reflections of side plants, and different viewing angles, the water shows in five colors and this spectacle can be seen in whole time of year, even in winter as the water is never frozen here. Containing a plenty of lakes and waterfalls, Jiuzhaigou Valley has more spots to show you, such as the Panda Lake, Spark Lake, Tiger Lake, Pearl Beach Waterfall, Jian zhuhai waterfall. Besides, take a side trip to Huanglong Scenic Area to enjoy the terraced calcified pond will delight you more.

Nuorilang Waterfall

Nuorilang Waterfall

 

Five-Color Lake

Five-Color Lake

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