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Dujiangyan (都江堰市) is one of the most popular destinations around Chengdu for the famous Dujiangyan Irrigation System in Dujiangyan downtown, Panda Volunteer Program in Dujiangyan Panda Base and Taoist culture in Mount Qingcheng.
For tourists who want to have a complete and leisure tour in and around Dujinagyan, needs more than one day. Therefore, tourists could stay one night there. Where is the best place to stay in Dujiangyan? How to find the most satisfying hotel there? Check Best Places to Stay in Dujiangyan to find your answers!
Dujiangyan is about 59km from Chengdu, 17km from Mount Qingcheng and 19km from Dujiangyan Panda Base. Most visitors would choose to stay in Dujiangyan city center, some of them might choose to stay one night in Mount Qingcheng to experience Taoist culture. However for those who are only plan one day tour in Dujiangyan might choose return to Chengdu for accommodation.
Dujiangyan Irrigation System is located in Dujiangyan city center, accommodations and basic facilities there are very well established there. There are hotels of all level for you to choose, from budget economic hotels to 5-star World Featured hotels. Transportation is very convenient in Dujiangyan, tourists can easily reach by car from Chengdu within 1 hour. There are also a number of high-speed rails connecting Dujiangyan with Chengdu, Mount Qingcheng ect, makes the place easy to get to even for independent travelers.
Qingchengshanzhen (青城山镇), located 17km from Dujiangyan City and 68km from Chengdu and only 6-7km from Dujiangyan Panda Base. Therefore if you are planning to participate in the panda volunteer program in Dujiangyan Panda Base the second day, you may stay in Qingchengshanzhen for one night. It takes less than 20 minutes to get to Dujiangyan Panda Base from most hotels in Qingchengshanzhen. Qingchengshanzhen is located at the foot of Mount Qingcheng - a famous Taoist Mountain.
Some of tourists who chose not to participate in Panda Volunteer Program can manage to shorten their Dujiangyan journey for one day, half day for Dujiangyan Irrigation System and half day for Mount Qingcheng, then get back to Chengdu in the evening and enjoy a splendid nightlife there. As a megacity in southwest China, Chengdu offers a large section of hotels to select, from top deluxe international brand hotels, hilton, Shangri-La, 5 star to 3-star hotels, high-quality boutique hotels to budget hostels.
Usually, tourists take a side trip from Chengdu to visit Dujiangyan Irrigation System. Most of them would spend two days there, the first half a day around (3~4 hours) to explore the magical Dujiangyan Irrigation System. And during the rest of that day, they will head to Mount Qingcheng to indulge in the peaceful natural forest and holy Taoist culture. Stay one night at Dujiangyan City or Qingchengshanzhen. Get up early in the second day and join the whole-day panda volunteer program in Dujiangyan Panda Base. During the program, volunteers will see as many pandas as possible, clean the pandas’ enclosures, prepare special panda food, chop bamboo and feed the cute pandas... For those who choose not to participate in the panda volunteering program can go back to Chengdu for accommodation after the first day tour.
Before or after the Dujiangyan tour, many visitors will take 1~2 days or so to discover the delicious food and fantastic attractions in Chengdu downtown, like Chengdu Panda Base, Jinli Ancient Street, etc.
If you love more otherworldly alpine sceneries and the atmosphere of Tibet, you are suggested to go further west along the Western Sichuan Small Tourists Loop to get more surprises. Western Sichuan offers world-class alpine snow-caped mountains, grasslands, lakes and a strong taste of Tibet waiting for your visit.
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