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Private Tour: Chengdu and Leshan Weekend Experience

  • Destination

    Sichuan

  • Trip duration

    4 days, 3 nights

  • Price

    From 4900 cny

  • Availability period

    1 Jan. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020

  • Min/Max travelers

    Min.2

  • Transport

    Van, Boat

  • Accommodation

    Hotel

Visit the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, where you will be able to see giant pandas up close and learn about their natural environment, eating habits and projects to rescue this endangered species

Join a cruise and visit the colossal statue of Leshan Giant Buddha, the largest stone Buddha in the world and the tallest pre-modern statue. The sculpture is believed to be Maitreya, a Buddha and disciple of Sakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism. Although worshipping Maitreya is no longer popular, many images of him can still be found in numerous Buddhist temples throughout China, and the Leshan statue is considered the most breathtaking of all

 

Chengdu&MT LESHAN, SICHUAN, CHINA

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Day 1

CHENGDU ARRIVAL

After your arrival at Chengdu airport or train station, be met and greeted by an English-speaking local guide. Today you will visit Wuhouci Temple and walk through Jinli Ancient Street.

Initially built in 223AD, Chengdu's Wuhou Temple is a historical and cultural relic known as a "Sacred Place of the Three Kingdoms." As a perfect example of Three Kingdoms' architecture, the temple consists of five main buildings and contains many relics, the most precious of which is the Sanjue Tablet. The tablet is decorated with exquisite calligraphy and inscriptions by famous people of the Tang Dynasty (618-907). It introduces Zhuge Liang's life and is intended to inspire later emperors, so it is called the "Tablet of Excellence."

East of the Wuhou Temple is the "the First Street of Shu Kingdom", the Jinli Old Street, a combination of ancient and modern life in Chengdu. Its many shops are built in China's traditional architectural styles, and it shows what life was like in ancient China. It is a wonderful place for visitors to relax, and perhaps do a little shopping.

Hotel overnight

Food

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Accommodation

Boutique hotel

Day 2

CHENGDU

Breakfast at the hotel

A visit to Chengdu is not complete if you don't take some time to visit Sichuan's most famous resident: the Giant Panda. Enter the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, imitating the natural habitat of this beloved chubby animal to provide the best possible environment for rearing and breeding. The center also takes care of other rare and endangered wild animals such as red pandas, peacocks, black swans, and is characterized by verdant bamboo, bright flowers, fresh air, and a natural hill scene. The necessary facilities have been completed and include a fodder room, sleeping quarters, and a medical station. Additionally, there is a museum together with research laboratories and a training center.

Lunch at own account

Visit the National Treasure level Sanxingdui Museum. Covering an exhibition area of 4,000 square meters, the museum opened in 1997 to well preserve and display the cultural relics of the Three-Star Piles site. The relics area stretches for about 12 square kilometers and is the largest, oldest, and most connotational Shu cultural relic in Sichuan. Many ancient artifacts can be found, such as gold plate, bronze ware, jade articles, pottery, and ivory.

Dinner at own account

Hotel overnight

Food

B/L/-

Accommodation

Boutique Hotel

Day 3

CHENGDU - LESHAN - CHENGDU

Breakfast at the hotel

Join a cruise on Minjiang River and visit the Leshan Giant Buddha statue, located at the junction of three rivers: the Min River, Qinyi River, and Dadu River. Carved into the side of Mount Lingyun, this colossal statue of more than 1300 years of history is considered the largest stone Buddha in the world and the tallest pre-modern statue. The site, attracting a multitude of visitors every year, is also frequented by Buddhist pilgrims and became almost a sacred destination. The statue is depicting a bulky, smiling monk, calmly sitting and resting his hands upon his knees with semi-closed eyes pointing at the river. The sculpture is believed to be Maitreya, a Buddha and disciple of Sakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism. Although worshipping Maitreya is no longer popular, many images of him can still be found in numerous Buddhist temples throughout China, and the Leshan statue is considered the most breathtaking of all.

Lunch at own disposal

Free time at disposal

If you wish, enjoy our optional evening food tour. Our Chengdu food tours are off the beaten path adventure of local food by whizzing through the streets on a tuk-tuk! While visiting 4-5 food stops, you will get to learn about the families that have been making their specialties for generations. You’ll watch your food being prepared and learn about what makes it so unique to Chengdu locals. Whether it’s enjoying hand-made dumplings in the chef’s house, braving the spicy dishes Sichuan is famous for, testing your adventurous eating on local delicacies, or enjoying a drink at a bar located high above the city, you are going to love it.

Dinner at own disposal

Hotel overnight

Food

B/-/-

Accommodation

Boutique Hotel

Day 4

CHENGDU

Breakfast at the hotel.

After breakfast, enjoy some tea and play Chinese Majiang at Renmin Park.

Be transferred to the airport or train station, where your journey ends

Food

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Sichuan offers a great variety of activities and fun for young and old to explore.

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BUDDHA ZEN HOTEL CHENGDU

Housed in a traditional courtyard-style construction, Buddha Zen Hotel is decorated with Tibetan Buddhist style paintings and fitted with classic wood furnishing in Zen style. Perfectly located close-by the Wenshu Monastery, this boutique hotel is a locally run hotel, offering you a pleasant and quiet escape from the stressful city life.

Sichuan offers a great variety of activities and fun for young and old to explore.

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