Things to Do in Ya'an

Ya’an is known as the Panda’s home. Surely the top things to do in Ya’an is joining the panda volunteer program at Bifengxia Panda Reserve.

Apart from Bifengxia Panda, the scenery in Bifengxia Valley is another one of Ya’an Attractions, following with Mount Mengding and Shangli Ancient Town, where you can see tea plantation and experience the ancient Tea and Horse Road. After all the best things to do in Ya’an, wish you know more about the history of Ya’an City.

Ya'an Attraction Map

Bifengxia Panda ReserveRestaurants in Shangli Ancient Town

No.1: Taste Local Ya’an Food

Type: Food/Cuisine

Recommended Place: Shangli Ancient Town

It is worth trying some local food and snacks in Ya’an. Specialty foods include:

- Ya fish - a freshwater fish that is native to the area;
- Dandan noodles - hand pulled thick noodles in a mala spicy broth;
- Bamboo shoots - which grow wild in the mountains, they are often served in salads or stir fried with salted ham, and can be purchased dried for Y60/kg at many tourist locations.

>> See more at Food Guide: What to Eat in Ya’an

Recommended Ya'an Tours

Top 3 Ya'an tours chosen by most customers to explore Ya'an in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary, or tailor your own trip now with us.

Volunteer in Bifengxia Panda Base
5 Days Panda Volunteer Tour at Bifengxia Panda Base

Chengdu / Bifengxia Panda Base / Chengdu

Enjoy Time as A Panda Volunteer
3 Days Bifengxia Panda Volunteer Tour with Ya’an Essence

Chengdu / Ya'an / Chengdu

Mengdingshan Tea Culture
2 Days Classic Tea Culture Tour with Giant Panda Visit

Chengdu / Mengdingshan / Chengdu

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