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3 Days Dujiangyan Tour with Panda Volunteer & Six Arts Experience

Living Dujiangyan

Dujiangyan is the nearest destination of Chengdu, offering both natural scenery and cultural highlights for all. So, what do you expect for a short Dujiangyan tour? Do you want to join in panda volunteer program to take care of the lovely giant pandas? Want to retreat away from the hustle and bustle city and touch Tao? Are you interested in Confucianism and Confucius’ life 2500 years ago? If your answer is yes, this tour is absolutely designed for you.

Catch the rare chance to do panda volunteer in Dujiangyan Panda Base and experience Six Arts in Dujiangyan Confucius Temple, set your foot on the journey to explore Taoism in Mount Qingcheng. Of course, gain fascinating insight into the mystifying construction of the Dujiangyan Irrigation System…Experience living Dujiangyan with China Discovery now!

Basic Trip Information

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Travel Length:
3 Days & 2 Nights
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Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Mount Qingcheng & Jiezi Ancient Town (L)

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In the morning, take one-hour drive to the Front Mountain of Mount Qingcheng, the home of Taoism. The famous Taoism temples are all located in the Front Mountain. Hike about half hour to Yuecheng Lake which lying quietly at the middle of the mountain, then take a five minute Buyun cable car up to the mountain. Then, walk to the mountain top and visit the historical Taoism temples along the way, including Shangqing Temple, Laojun Pavilion, etc. and experience the culture of Taoism and enjoy the fresh air and stunning scenery in the mountain. After arriving at the mountain top, go back along the same way you come.

In this afternoon, head to Jiezi Ancient Town which is reputed as the Back Garden of Mount Qingcheng and the hometown of the Ladle Poet – Tang Qiu in late Tang Dynasty. Stroll along the well-preserved old streets, explore Qing-dynasty Ziku Pagoda, appreciate millennium gingko trees and relax yourselves on the bank of Weijiang River…

After the relaxing exploration, return back to Dujiangyan City.

Jiezi Ancient TownQingcheng Mountain Jianfu Mountain
Day 2 Dujiangyan Panda Base Volunteer (B, L)

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Today you will head for Dujiangyan Panda Base to fulfill your lifetime panda volunteer work from 8: 30 to 16:00.

There are more than 40 giant pandas and 5 red pandas in Dujiangyan Panda Base. During this one-day panda volunteer program, you’ll experience some activities including honorary keepers to clean up bamboos, pick up droppings, wash the enclosures, observe and understand the panda’s status and living conditions; prepare food for the pandas and also experience the fun of making the “Panda’s Cake”; deliver delicious “Cake” and fruits to the pandas personally and understand panda’s feeding habits; watch a panda documentary that shows scientific facts about pandas, to understand how humans protect them, and how we may live in harmony with them; plant bamboos and trees, as well as set up nametags and some more interesting and meaningful activities. After the panda volunteer activities, you’ll receive an official certificate from CCRCGP that proves your love for giant pandas, as well as souvenirs, like a panda badge, a panda T-shirt or a panda club magazine.

After this tour, drive to your hotel in Dujiangyan City.

Please Note:

1. The above arrangements will be adjusted according to the specific situations.

2. Dujiangyan Panda Base can accept up to 20 volunteers in one day at the age between 12 and 65. Being a volunteer, you should apply it a week in advance with your Application Form and Health Examination Form (valid medical certificate and signature which could apply it in your county or in China).

3. For panda lovers who want exceptional experience to hug a panda, you should pay extra 1800 Yuan which is the donation fee to help and save the endangered pandas.

4. If you have got more questions and ideas, please feel free to contact our professional travel consultants.

Dujiangyan Panda Feeding Panda Volunteer Work to Clean Panda Enclosure
Day 3 Confucius Temple & Dujiangyan Irrigation System (B, L)

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In this morning, your guide will escort you to Dujiangyan Confucius Temple - the only living Confucius Temple with a combination of temple and academy where travelers can experience traditional Six Arts - “Rites”, “Music”, “Archery”, “Charioteering”, “Calligraphy” and “Mathematics”. Dress yourselves in Han-style clothes and begin your exploration. Learn about the great Confucius and Six Arts in Six Arts Exhibition Rooms after watch archery show, take Four-worship to Confucius in front of Dacheng Hall, visit Old Chengdu Model and know some Fengshui about architecture, catch the interesting moment to practice stone-rubbing, practice calligraphy and learn some Chinese words expressing in different styles. You won’t miss the chance to practice archery under the guidance of the experienced masters. During this 3-hour experience, you learn, feel and touch Confucius’ life 2500 years ago.

After Six Arts experience, head to the Dujiangyan Irrigation System, which was an irrigation project built in 256BC. The system is still working to irrigate Chengdu plain and it’s the actual reason why Chengdu is called as the “Land of Abundance”. Visit the three main parts of Dujiangyan Irrigation System including Yuzui, Feishayan, Baopingkou, and be amazed by the wisdom of ancient Chinese.

After this tour, drive back to Chengdu airport / train stations for your next destination. Service ends!

Please Note:

1. If you want to do some Taichi practice and join in the Taichi lovers, you should get to Confucius Temple early around 07:00~08:00 in the morning.

2. Special cultural activities are arranged for family with kids. It will be more interesting if your group is with two people or above.

3. Instead of doing Six Arts, you can choose to visit Confucius Temple only and if you like, you can try single activity of Six Arts and experience on your own. Just tell us your likes.

Dujiangyan Confucius Temple Archery  Dujiangyan Confucius Temple Stone Rubbing Baopingkou

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