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Chengdu History & Culture Tour

4 Days Chengdu History & Culture Tour with Panda Base

Trace Back to Thousand Years' History & Culture of Sichuan

Experience a real Chengdu, including the Giant Panda, Wuhou Temple, Jinli Old Street, most importantly extend your tour to Sanxingdui Museum to explore the unlocked mystery.

Highlights of this tour

  • Explore the daily life of the Giant Pandas and photograph with them;
  • Wander on the old street of Jinli to feel the Three Kingdom atmosphere;
  • Visit Sanxingdui Museum to learn about the Ancient Shu (Sichuan) history from Neolithic Age.

Basic Trip Information

Price:
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  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Travel Route:
Chengdu
Travel Length:
4 Days & 3 Nights
Tour Code:
CD-CCHT-04
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day (Can Be Customized)

Day 1 Chengdu Arrival

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.

Optional Activity for Evening Life: In the evening, you are going to Shufeng Yayun Sichuan Opera House to enjoy authentic Sichuan Opera performances, such as short comedy show, puppet, show, hand shadow, music instruments mimic horse and people conversation, and the face (mask) changing show with fire spitting.

Face changing
Day 2 Chengdu ( B, L )

This morning you will make a stirring visit to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding which is not only the most important panda scientific research center, but also dwelling home for more than 100 Giant Pandas. Walk at leisure through the bamboo framed paths, and closely observe giant pandas of different ages eating bamboos, playing with each other, tumbling, climbing trees, etc. Don’t miss the chance to watch female pandas nursing their cubs in the nursery rooms. There is also a very informative Panda Museum for you to learn more scientific facts about Giant Pandas.

After happy hours with pandas, take about 1-hour drive to Sanxingdui Museum, the relics of a ruined city with a history of over 3000 years. Numerous exquisite objects of bronze ware, jade ware, stone ware, gold ware and other articles are unearthed from this site, which evident the highly developed civilization of the ancient Shu kingdom, and verify that Chinese culture as an entity came from diverse sources.

After the ancient Shu kingdom exploration, drive back to Chengdu.

Mama and Baby of PandaUnearthed Masks in Sanxingdui Archaeological Site
Day 3 Chengdu ( B, L )

Today’s tour starts from Sichuan Museum, where you can have a good overview of the region's history and traditional culture by way of various themed rooms and thousands relics, like amazing pottery, shadow puppets and carved horns. Later, move on to take a relaxing visit to Wangjianglou Park, a well-known cultural site to memorize Xue Tao, a celebrated poetess in Tang Dynasty. Immerse yourselves in the emerald bamboo sea with poetic fragrance, watch the local play mahjong or cards to feel the slow-paced life of Chengdu, climb up Wangjiang Tower to have a panoramic view of the beautiful park and Jinjiang River…

Then you will move on to Wuhou Temple, a shrine integrated with tombs of Liubei and Zhuge Liang. Surrounded by old cypresses and classical red walls, the temple creates an atmosphere of nostalgia. When stepping into the temple, you get the chance to immerse yourself into a sea of ancient profound culture and history.

At the late afternoon, you will move on to Jinli Old Street with Three Kingdom culture. Time steals away from you quietly while walking on the lively streets which are full of delicious local snacks, delicate artifacts, interesting folk shows, etc. For photographers, visit here in the evening will be the best time to get better photos with all the red lanterns lit up in the dusk.

Sichuan MuseumWangjianglou Park
Day 4 Chengdu Departure ( B, L )

This morning, 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.

Later, you will pay a visit to Dufu Thatched Cottage which is a museum and park in honor of Dufu (712-770AD), who was the greatest realist poet and has been famed as the Sage of Poetry. Walk in this tranquil park to explore Hall of Historic Poetry, Gongbu Temple, Shaoling Thatched Cottage Tablet Pavilion, Ruins of Tang Dynasty and know story of Dufu and history of Tang Dynasty.

After the tour, you'll be driven to Chengdu airport / train stations for your flight or train to next destination. Service ends!

Dufu Thatched Cottage

Recommended Add-on Options

+2 days to explore World Heritage Sites - Leshan Giant Buddha and Mount Emei

Do not Miss out Leshan Giant Buddha and Mount Emei in your Chengdu tour. They are only about 2 hours’ driving away from Chengdu downtown, and about 30mins’ driving from each other. As two World Heritage Sites of both nature and culture, Leshan Giant Buddha and Mount Emei give you a chance to experience the long history and tradition of Chinese Buddhism, also enjoy some fascinating landscapes, including by far the tallest and biggest pre-modern Buddha statue in the world, wondrous mountain scenery, sea of clouds and magnificent sunset and sunrise (if you want to spend one night on the mountain), etc. A boat trip to see the panoramic view of the Giant Buddha is available in Leshan.

Generally speaking, you only need 2 days to visit both Leshan Giant Buddha and Mount Emei together, usually traveling from Chengdu to visit the Giant Buddha first for a day, then visit the mountain and return to Chengdu in another day.

Leshan Giant Buddha in summer
+3 days to explore the fairytale land - Jiuzhaigou

There is an old saying that "once you visited Jiuzhaigou, there is no need for you to see any other waterscape". Jiuzhaigou and its neighbor Huanglong grant you a memorable experience of nature wonder of wondrous water world, as the words say.

You will take a 45-minute flight from Chengdu directly to Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport in the early morning. In the afternoon, you’ll go to Huanglong National Park, where densely scatters thousands of travertine color-ponds and flow streams. You’ll marvel at Huanglong Temple and fabulous Five-Color Ponds. In the second day, you will visit three beautiful valleys in Jiuzhaigou National Park. The third day is for you to depart from Jiuzhaigou to Chengdu or other destinations.

Jiuzhaigou Autumn - Nuorilang

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