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Chengdu is located in the fertile plains of China’s Sichuan Province, with a history exceeding two thousand years. The natural habitat for giant pandas, Chengdu is the perfect location for the Chengdu Panda Research Base, a favourite amongst GetAboutAsia customers.
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You will meet your guide on arrival, transfer and check-in to your hotel. During the drive your guide will provide an introduction to Chengdu, answer any questions you have, and make arrangements for the following day. Enjoy free time for the remainder of the first day.
Chengdu is located in the fertile plains of China’s Sichuan Province. This central city has a history exceeding two thousand years, including being the capital city of six separatist feudal reigns. In fact, the name Chengdu literally means "becoming capital". Chengdu is the only city in China to have kept the same name for over two thousand years.
Located amongst the natural habitat for giant pandas Chengdu is the perfect location for the Chengdu Panda Research Base, a favourite amongst GetAboutAsia customers.
Your guide will suggest personal restaurant recommendations for this evening.
Itinerary Option: If you’re arriving to Chengdu in the morning, discuss additional Day 1 activities with our staff.
This morning we travel to see the Sanxingdui Museum, where two sacrificial pits were found in 1986 unearthing a previously unknown bronze age culture established around 1600 BC. The ongoing archaeological work has uncovered amazing artefacts that are displayed in the museum.
Afterwards travel to the Chengdu Panda Research Base to learn about the Giant Panda and get up close and personal with these cuddly creatures. In the evening enjoy the famed Sichuan cuisine in a special dinner accompanied by a Sichuan opera showcasing the entertaining Bian Lian mask changing performance.
Visit the Marquis Wu Shrine with relics that date back to the old kingdoms, followed by a walking tour of Jinli Street with its old residences, traditional shops and houses.
On your last day enjoy free time until your departure transfer.
Visit Leshan for its famous Giant Buddha Statue. With approximately 71 meters it is the largest Buddha in the world. It is a statue of Maitreya in sitting posture, carved in 713 A.D and finished 90 years later. Take a boat cruise on the Min River to view the mighty Grand Buddha from a floating perspective. In the surroundings of Leshan are also wonderful mountain ranges worth exploring! Phone now to discuss options to personalise your itinerary.
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|Standard:||from AU $770|
|Superior:||from AU $846|
|Deluxe:||from AU $1,015|
All GetAboutAsia prices are based on twin share and depend on availability and season. All our itineraries can be customised including international flights and extra nights. For questions or further information, Enquire Now!
Hotels each night of the itinerary (excluding your departure day). All GetAboutAsia accommodation is handpicked by us. Upgrades are available for this itinerary.
Visas for China
Almost all nationalities require a visa for mainland China. You must obtain your Chinese visa in advance. Give yourself at least 3-4 weeks. It is not possible to get a visa on arrival and Chinese visas can be very difficult to obtain outside your country of residence.
Hong Kong and Macau are not considered part of mainland China for immigration purposes and most nationalities (please check) do not require a visa.
Availability of accommodation and season.