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Sichuan, Sichuan, a province in China’s south-west with an area of 485,000 square kilometers and a population of about 87 million, offers large amount of great natural scenery, historical and cultural heritages to tourists like no other province in China. The province is also home for giant pandas, with about 85% of the world’s panda population live in Sichuan.
The places we visit in this itinerary such as Jiu Zhai Gou, Huanglong, Leshan Giant Buddha, Mt Emei and Wolong Panda Reserve are all listed in the World Natural and Cultural Heritages.
Day1: Australia Guangzhou, China
Depart from Australia to Guangzhou, the South Gate of China. Stay overnight for tomorrow morning’s flight to Chengdu and Jiu Zhai Gou.
Day2: Guangzhou Chengdu Jiu Zhai Gou (B, L, D)
Take morning flight to Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province, then transit to Jiu Zhai Gou by a short distance flight. Upon arrival, meet our local tour guide at the airport then start our tour in Jiu Zhai Gou .
Jiu Zhai Gou (meaning ‘Nine Village Valley’ in Chinese), is located in some 400 km north of the capital city Chengdu. It’s named because there are nine Tibetan villages in the valley. It covers an area of about 700 square kms and has been well known for its natural wonders of the beautiful lakes and charming mountains.
Day3: Jiu Zhai Gou (B, L, D)
Full day tour in the fascinating Jiu Zhai Gou.
Day4: Jiu zhai Gou Huanglong Valley Chengdu (B, L, D)
After early breakfast in the hotel, depart to Huanglong for a full day tour. After dinner, transfer to the airport for flight return to Chengdu.
Huanglong (meaning ‘Yellow Dragon’ in Chinese) is another scenic attraction adjacent to Jiu Zhai Guo. This area has typical and complete landforms with high mountains, valleys and rivers; it has the world’s largest travertine landscapes and the glaciers and snow mountains at the most east of China.
Day5: Chengdu (B, L, D)
Visit to Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Center, then tour to Wenshu Monastery and Jingli Old Street day. After dinner, the Sichuan Opera is provided for your night entertainment. This regional Chinese opera is famous for its sense of humour and unique skills in ‘Changing Face’.
Day6: Chengdu Du Jiang Yan QingCheng Shan Chengdu(B, L, D)
Full day excursion to Du Jiang Yan Irrigation System and QingCheng Shan. Return to Chengdu for over night stay.
Du Jiang Yan, an ancient irrigation project and flood control system constructed in 250 B.C. by the then governor Li Bin and his son. The system is still functioning today. The city of Du Jiang Yan is named because of this irrigation system.
QingCheng Shan (meaning in Chinese is Green Town Mountain), one of China’s major Taoist holy mountains located in 65km west of Chengdu. It offers beautiful trails in subtropical surroundings for tourists.
Day7: Chengdu Leshan Mt E’mei (B, L, D)
Depart for the city of Leshan by road. On arrival sightsee the Leshan Giant Buddha. It is carved out of a solid rock on the cliff of Qixia Peak of Mt. Linyuan, looking down on the junction of three rivers. Continue your journey to E’mei Mountain by road. Stay over night at the foot of Mt Emei.
Day8: Mt. E’mei Chengdu (B, L, D)
Full day tour in E’mei Mountain scenic area; visit the “Golden Peak”, “Wan Nian Monastery” and “Baoguo Temple”. Return to Chengdu in late afternoon for overnight stay.
Mt Emei, a natural scenic beauty together with mysterious legendary relics associates with Buddhist and Taoist culture, located in about 140 km south of Chengdu, is a World Listed Natural and Cultural Heritage.
Day9: Chengdu Guangzhou Australia (B)
Free at leisure until transfer to the airport for flight return to Australia via Guangzhou.
Optional stopover in Guangzhou is recommended with an extra cost for land content only.
Optional tour to Tibet can be from and return to Chengdu, please refer to the tour – Lhasa 4 day tour (tour code LXA04) in our tour list.
Arrive Australia. End this unforgettable China tour.
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