Chengdu, a city you never want to leave once you arrive. It boasts abundant tourist resources, with its long history, rich culture, beautiful scenery and delicious food. As decried in most of the travel books, Chengdu is a very "laid-back" city that emphasizes on culture and relaxation. You can enjoy the leisurely life pace of this city in a local teahouse, watching the locals playing cards and majhong. Also, many historical and cultural sites will make you better understand the tradition and long history of Chengdu.
Chengdu is the hometown of the Giant Panda. Giant pandas are called living fossil by zoologists. There are several panda bases which offer panda keeping programs where participants can help take care of the pandas. Giant Panda Breeding Research Base is such a place where you can explore the daily life of the cute pandas, and get close to the lovely creatures. During this tour, you will take a close look at these cute "China's treasure".
Besides Giant Panda, you will experience a leisure and relaxing local life in Chengdu. Natural habitat of the giant panda and the place where delicate local snacks are among the highlights of the packages. As the capital of the 'Heavenly State' - Sichuan Province, Chengdu has a profound historical and cultural heritage. You will be captivated by its historic sites and natural beauty such as Mt. Leshan and Emei as well as Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong Valley.In addition the Sanxingdui Museum and the famous Sichuan Cuisine are musts during your trip.
After happy hours with pandas, drive to Wenshu Temple, a typical ancient monastery of Qing Dynasty in downtown Chengdu, where you can see local prayers worshiping and lighting incense. In Sichuan, the Land of Abundance, you will visit the lovely giant pandas and then climb up the magnificent Emei Mountain. The steep cliffs, lofty peaks and roaring waterfalls are more than ample appetizers to their destination, the Leshan Giant Buddha known as the largest carved stone Buddha in the world. The west circular tourist line leads you to have a general impression on this rich place.
The supernatural mountains, mysterious valleys, serene lakes, and miracle irrigation system as well as are complimented by the Chinese Goodwill Ambassadors – the lovely pandas will catch your eyes all the way.
As for must-try snacks, you may love to move on to Jinli Old Street, one of the oldest streets to appreciate the local snacks and artifacts. 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. Also, don’t forget to appreciate Sichuan Opera after eating delicious snacks.
Sichuan opera is one kind of opera drama, and opera masks are the most important component element in Sichuan opera. Magical face changing is a visible stunt used to express the character’s invisible mood in Sichuan Opera. Magical face changing should not be missed when enjoying Sichuan opera.
Closely seeing the cute pandas, tasting the authentic Sichuan cuisine, watching the amazing face changing in an local opera house…you will love the trip in this Land of Abundance.