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3 Days Chengdu City Break

Explore Old & Modern Chengdu

Modern and ancient; bustling and pacific; crowded and isolated - Chengdu is one of its kind. In this tour, you will explore all of them, from the cute Giant Panda to the Jinli Old Street, experience Sichuan tea culture, taste Sichuan cuisine.

Highlights of this tour

  • Explore the daily life of the Giant Pandas and photograph with them;
  • Experience traditional and modern Chengdu architecture in Kuanzhai Alley;
  • Enjoy a cup of traditional Chinese tea and absorb the special atmosphere of Chengdu;
  • Wander on the old street of Jinli and tasting some local featured Sichuan cuisine.

Basic Trip Information

Travel Route:
Chengdu
Travel Length:
3 Days & 2 Nights
Tour Code:
CD-CD-03B
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
ArchitectureCulturePhotograph
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Chengdu Arrival

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Ni Hao! Welcome to Chengdu, the hometown of Giant Panda. Your local guide will meet you at the airport or the Railway station for your morning flight / train, and escort you to your hotel in a private vehicle.

After a little break, you will take an interesting visit to Kuanzhai Alley, the epitome of Old Chengdu life. Explore leisure life in Kuan Alley to see more than 20 old courtyards and ancient doors of exquisite decorations; taste some local snacks or enjoy a cup of coffee in Zhai Alley with mixture of western feature and traditional Chinese style. If time permit, wander along Jing Alley to enjoy many photos of folk life and feel the new life of Kuanzhai Alley.

Optional Activity: In the evening, you can enjoy a delicious dinner of Sichuan cuisine at a local restaurant.

Street of Kuan Zhai
Day 2 Chengdu (B)

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This morning you will make a memorable visit to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. This facility is not only the most important panda scientific research center in the world, but also the home for more than 100 Giant Pandas. You will walk at leisure through the bamboo-framed paths and closely observe giant pandas of different ages eating bamboos, playing with each other, tumbling, and climbing trees. Be sure to not miss the chance to watch female pandas nursing their cubs in the nursery rooms! There is also a very informative Panda Museum where you can learn more scientific facts about Giant Pandas. Next, you will be taken to a hidden spiritual Buddhist temple in hustling downtown Chengdu, Wenshu Temple, where you will marvel at the exquisite Buddhist architecture, soak in the reverent atmosphere, and wander on the temple’s peaceful paths.

Chengdu is famous throughout China for its relaxing and leisurely pace and lifestyle, which will be demonstrated by a visit to the City’s Renmin Park. Sit down, order a pot of Chinese tea, have a casual chat with your friends and watch locals indulging themselves in different kinds of folk entertainment - napping, playing mahjong, disco dancing, and giving neck massages! Next will be an impressive visit to the famous Jinli Old Street. Time will steal away as you quietly walk on the lively streets full of delicious local snacks, delicate artifacts, interesting folk shows, and other activities.

Optional activity: In the evening, watch a wonderful performance of Sichuan Opera which includes folk opera, face changing, fire spitting, rolling lights, and other delightful entertainment (usually performs at 20:00~21:30).

Mama and Baby of PandaLeisure Time at Teahouse in Chengdu
Day 3 Chengdu & Chengdu Departure (B)

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This morning you will take a meaningful visit to Jinsha Site Museum. Constructed on the Jinsha ruin site which reveals the unique bronze civilization of the mysterious ancient Shu Kingdom (approximately 2900 – 3200 years ago), Jinsha Site Museum conserves the original expansive site for sacrifice as well as numerous ivory tusks and gold artifacts, including the symbol of China Culture Heritage – the Gold Sun and Immortal Bird.

After the tour, your tour guide will escort you to the airport / railway station for your flight / train to next destination. Service ends!

Gold Band with Sun and Magic Birds in Jinsha Museum

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