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Itinerary Name: 6 Days Tour to Panda Base in Chengdu & its UNESCO World Heritage Neighbors: Leshan Giant Buddha, Mt. Emei, Dujiangyan Irrigation System and Mt. Qingcheng (Birthplace of Taoism).
Day 1
Chengdu Arrival
Meal:Not included in the quotation
Hotel:In Chengdu
Your private driver and guide will be ready for you when you arrive at the airport or railway station in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province. the capital of Sichuan Province. Sit back in a comfortable, non-smoking car, leave the hassles to your guide, and enjoy a trouble-free transfer to your hotel in downtown Chengdu.
Day 2
Tour in Chengdu
Meal:Not included in the quotation
Hotel:In Chengdu

Your tour will begin with the visit to the Panda Breeding and Research Center, about 10 km (6 miles) north from central Chengdu. You will have the opportunity to visit the nursery to see the highly successful breeding program, stroll among the bamboo groves and shady walkways, and view the pandas at rest or play. 

  

Lunch is at a Chinese restaurant where you can learn about the famous spicy Sichuan Cuisine dishes. 

 

After lunch you will go to the famous Wuhou Shrine (or translated as Memorial Temple to Military Marquise Zhuge Liang). Wuhou is the peerage of Mr. Zhuge Liang (181–234 AD). He, as the Prime Minister of the Shu Han State during the Three Kingdoms period (220 AD–280 AD), is the famous military and political strategist, and the symbol of wisdom in China, Japan and Korea.).

   

Jinli (means Brocade Neighborhood), a well-preserved old Chengdu area just by the side of Wuhou Shrine, is another place deserves your visit. It is full of restaurants, bars and crafts stores. 

  

Afterwards you will visit Kuan-Zhai Lane (or Wide and Narrow Alleys) which is todays last destination, an ancient streets area with houses of hundreds of years history combined with modern elements. There you can feel what the old Chengdu is by passing the Qing Dynasty (1636–1912 AD) style buildings.

 

Day 3
Chengdu-Leshan-Emei by Car, The Giant Buddha Tour
Meal:Not included in the quotation
Hotel:In Emei City

Drive to Leshan City this morning which takes about 140 km/2 hours. After a short break and lunch, you will begin your sightseeing at the Giant Buddha. 

 

Listed as UNESCO World Heritage in 1992, The Giant Buddha (made in the Tang Dynasty, (618 AD—907 AD) which took 90 years to complete) in Leshan is located to the east of Leshan City, and is on Mt. Lingyun where Min River, Qingyi River, and Dadu River meet. The sitting Buddha statue is 71 meters high and has the largest existing inscription on a precipice in the world. 

 

 

After your tour in Leshan City, you will be escorted Emei city (38km/40m). Visit the Giant Buddha Temple in Emei city which is the starting point of the blessing and pilgrimage tour to the Mount Emei. Then checking-in the hotel in downtown Emei city.

Day 4
Mt. Emei Tour
Meal:Not included in the quotation
Hotel:In Emei City

You will spend a full day sightseeing in Mount Emei, which is another UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the four famous holy Buddhist mountains in China. By taking a public sightseeing bus which is arranged by the scenic area at the entrance, you will arrive at the parking lot at the Leidongping area in 1.5 hours. Then walking for around 15 minutes, passing the Monkey Area where you can see some piquant monkeys, but do not get too close to them for the sake of safety, taking a cable car to get up to Golden Summit - the summit of the Mountain in a relaxed style in just 10 minutes without wasting any time. 

  

After enjoying the Massive Statue of Samantabhadra at the summit of Mount Emei and the stunning beautiful mountain scenery, you will take the cable car down to the Leidongping Parking Lot again. After lunch here, you will take a public sightseeing bus again to the Monastery of Ten Thousand Years which is the largest and oldest monastery on Mount Emei. Then, walk down for around 2km to Qingyin Pavilion (Qingyin means Clean Voice) and “Twin Bridges with Clean Voice” to enjoy the natural beauty of the sub-tropical forest and graceful waterfall. Walking forward, you can arrive at Wuxiangang Parking Lot in 30 minutes and take a public bus back to the entrance. The whole journey would take one full day.

  

Some Tour Info for Visiting Golden Summit:
Due to the humid weather on Mount Emei, Golden Summit (the summit of Mt.Emei) is covered in mist most of the time (over 200 days in a year) and fog will envelope the nice views from Golden Summit. But from late Autumn to early Spring, there would be no so much fog. November to February is recommended to those who love snowy mountain views. - But please be sure to take care when walking on the mountain for the iced slippery ground.

Day 5
Emei-Dujiangyan City by Car, Tour at Dujiangyan City
Meal:Not included in the quotation
Hotel:In Dujiangyan city

After 220km/2.5 hours drive in the morning, you will arrive in Dujiangyan city to visit the famous Dujiangyan Irrigation System and Mt.Qingcheng. These two places are close to each other in Dujiangyan city and both of them are the UNESCO World Heritage. 

 

You will stay overnight in Dujiangyan City.

 

Dujiangyan is an irrigation infrastructure built in 256 BC during the Warring States period of China (406–221 BC) by the State of Qin and located in the Min River in the Chengdu Plains. It uses natural topographic and hydrological features to solve problems of diverting water for irrigation, draining sediment, flood control, and water flow control without dams. It is still in use today to irrigate over 5,300 square kilometers of land in the region.  

  

Mount Qingcheng was the birthplace of Taoism, which is celebrated in a series of ancient temples and ethereal fantasyland like scenery. In Chinese history, most social values are derived from Taoism and Confucianism. Dominating the Chengdu Plains to the south of the Dujiangyan Irrigation System, it is a mountain famous in Chinese history as the place where in 142 AD, the philosopher Zhang Ling founded the doctrine of Chinese Taoism. Most of the essential elements of Taoism culture are embodied in the teachings of Taoism that emanated from the temples that were subsequently built on the mountain during the Jin and Tang dynasties (266-917 AD). The mountain resumed its role as the intellectual and spiritual centre of Taoism in the 17th century.

 

Day 6
Drive Back to Chengdu from Dujianyan City, Leave Chengdu
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In the morning, you will come back to Chengdu by car (60 km/1.5 hours).

According to your flight or train time. Your guide and drive will accompany you to the airport or the railway station, and help you checking-in the flight or the train for your next destination.