04-days China Travel: Home of Panda & Ancient Town
Catch glimpse of China landscape by visits to Chengdu and Yaan. Chengdu, located on the edge of the fertile plains of the Red Basin in China's Sichuan Province, due to its agricultural wealth, is sometimes called the "Land of Milk and Honey". However, Chengdu is also known as the Home of Panda as there is a large panda protection area here named Bi Fengxia. This is a giant panda‘s paradise with well captive raising, reproduction, rare wild animal rescuing and education facilities. Bifengxia base was opened in 2003 as the part of the world‘s largest Giant Panda Migration. In Yaan, we take the chance to admire Shangli Ancient Town. Surrounded by mountains and water, the town is noted for its evergreen trees, delicate hillocks, wooden resident houses, stone-paved streets, towers, ancient archways, caves, the Tang dynasty's spring (The White Horse Spring), and historical stone bridges. You will also be surprised at over 150 bamboo varieties, from bonsai-sized potted plants to towering giants, in the River-viewing park.
Day 1: Arrive at Chengdu
The guide will meet you at airport, then transfer to hotel for good rest.
Day 2: Chengdu-Yaan (B/L /D)
After hotel breakfast, transfer to Bi Fengxia Panda Protection Base and get closer to wild giant Panda. China Giant Panda Protection and Research Center in Yaan Bifengxia is about 150 KM away from Chengdu City. Bifengxia Panda Base is the largest giant Panda park in the world and the best place to see Pandas in the natural environment. There are totally 155 pandas in the base. Overnight in Yaan.
Day 3: Yaan-Chengdu (B/L/D)
After hotel breakfast, you will visit the important stage of ancient tea route and southern silk road- Shangli ancient town. The main spots: double scrape cliff carvings, water mills and water-powered rollers, pearl spring, the double honorific archway, and wading bridge etc. After Lunch, transfer to Chengdu. Then proceed to Stone Elephant lake, which famous for the time-honored Shiaxiang (stone Elephant), and integrates the primitive environment and flowers. Overnight in Chengdu.
Day 4: Depart From Chengdu (B)
After hotel breakfast, transfer to visit Wide & Narrow Alley, which is located on the shore of Jing river in Chengdu, river-viewing building is the most magnificent building in this park, it is 39 meters high and has 4 layers, built in fifteen years of Qing dynasty. Then proceed to River-viewing park, know as one of the three conservation districts of historic sites of Chengdu City. After visit, transfer to airport and depart from Chengdu