Day 2: Visit Chengdu Panda Base in the morning, visit Chengdu Jinsha Ruins Museum in the afternoon.
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is located in the northern suburb of Chengdu on Futou Hill,10 km from downtown Chengdu. Giant pandas at the Chengdu Research Base live in large naturalistic habitats, which help the visitor to understand how these animals live in the wild. It is an excellent recreational area and a highlight of any visit to Chengdu. Many types of bamboo, trees, and flowers thrive; several species of birds also make their home there.
Jinsha Ruins Museum exhibits the splendid culture of the ancient Shu Kingdom 3,000 years ago, modifying previous assumptions about the origins of the Chinese civilization. Over 6,000 pieces of cultural relics with sophisticated craftsmanship, like carved jade, gold, bronze, stone, and ivory artifacts, have been unearthed at the Jinsha Ruins. Historians believe they are the remains of the ancient Shu Kingdom mentioned in stories of the Qin and Han dynasties. The discovery is considered by local archaeologists as one of the most important finds in the region's history.
As an option in the evening(200RMB extra), enjoy a wonderful variety show of “Face changing” and “Flame Spitting - Out” of Sichuan Opera.
Day 3: Drive to Dujiangyan Irrigation system in the moring, visit Mt. Qingcheng in the afternoon.
Dujiangyan Irrigation system is one of the world first irrigation systems and ratified into the World Cultural Heritage list. It`s located on the upper reaches of the Minjiang River. It was built between 306-251 BC. by the local people under the guidance of Libing and his son. Fortunately the Dujiangyan Irrigation system brings the vast Chengdu Plain under irrigation and has protected it against droughts and floods for over 2,300 years. Because of this Chengdu Plain has turned into the land of abundance with a mild climate and fertile soil.
Mt.Qingcheng ratified as Cultural Heritage by UNESCO is the headstream of Chinese Taoism. the initiator of Taoism, Zhang Taolin in the end of East Han Dynasty, came to Qingcheng Mountain to instruct Taoism from Shanxi. there still go round supernatural stories describing how he fight hard with devils, how the "Brush Pen Groove" and the " Three Island Stone" formed. After Taoist master Zhang Daoling passed away, Qingcheng Mountain also became prosperous as the headstream of Taoism, original Mountain of Taoist Master. Back to Chengdu, service end !
Day 4: Drive to Leshan Grand Buddha in the morning, then visit Huanglongxi old town, back to Chengdu.
Drive towards Leshan, enjoying countryside views of the Chuanxi Plain on the way (2 hrs along expressway), upon arrive, walking about 2 hours, from several angles by walking the riverside and then ascending to the top, reach to the Giant Buddha`s head, then descend a short but steep zigzag steps to its feet, feeling you do come from Lilliput. Ferry trip is also recommend, fabulous standing on deck, bathing the breeze on the river and having a panoramic view of the biggest carved Buddha statue in the world and his two guardians. a huge natural lying Buddha can be easily figured out while you are standing on the deck and viewing the outline of Mt Lingyun from afar.
Huanglongxi old town is 1700 years history and around 30 miles away from Chengdu. For most of local people, it could be a place where it will bring them back to their childhood. The aged old trees, old temples and native custom all together can be an amazing to you. At Huanglongxi, despites the latest renovation, some of the old architectures were built in the late of Qing Dynasty, which was the last feudal dynasty in Chinese history.
Day 5：Departure，Tour ends