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3 Days Sichuan Culture Tour of Panda, Buddha, Paper and Tea

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Meng Ding Mountain is the birthplace of the world's tea culture, located in Mingshan County, 100 kilometers from Chengdu. As well as being home to the earliest tea plantations ever recorded in written Chinese, according to the earliest legend of tea planting by Wu Lizhen (200 BC-53 AD). Follew this 3 Days Sichuan culture tour, our private tour guide will lead you to experience the Sichuan style culture, visit the Mengding Mountain learn how to make tea, see the lovely panda in Bifengxia Panda Base and Leshan Giant Buddha, explore the old town in Shangli, learn the lost traditional paper making in Jiajiang County.

Duration: 3 Days 2 Nights

Bifengxia Panda Garden, Bifengxia Gorge Hiking, Shangli Old Town, Museum of Handmade Paper, Mengdinshan Tea Tour

Pick-up point:
Your hotel in Chengdu/train station/airport

Finishing point:
Your hotel in Chengdu/train station/airport

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Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry)

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Day 1 Chengdu-Mt.Mengdingshan-Shangli

  • Place&Transport: Chengdu
  • Today's Activities: Mt.Mengdingshan Tea Tour, Shangli Old Town
  • Accommondation: Ya'an Impression Shangli Resort Hotel
  • Meal: L

Our Chengdu private tour guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby or (Chengdu train station,airport) holding with a welcome signal "Chengdu Private Tour" . Then drive about 1.5 hours to Mt.Mengding on the express way.


Mengding Mountain, located in Mingshan County, at the south-west edge of Sichuan Basin, is 100 kilometers from Chengdu and 15 kilometers from Ya'an. The scenic region mainly consists of Mengshan Mountain (??) and Baizhang Lake (???). Meng Ding Mountain is the birthplace of the world's tea culture, as well as being home to the earliest tea plantations ever recorded in written Chinese, according to the earliest legend of tea planting by Wu Lizhen (200 BC-53 AD), from Mingshan County, Ya'an, Sichuan. Living at the top of Meng Ding Mountain, the Taoist was the first person to plant tea in the world, and was known as "the ancestor of tea planting".


Today, you will hike on the tea mountain as optional program, there a few old tea trees with thousands of years’ history. Then learn how to fire the tea in the pot with local villager. Try to pick the tea leaves by your self. Afterwards, enjoy a local lunch with tea food.


Drive to the Shangli old town in the late afternoonIn history the old town was the important entrance of the South Silk Road and it is believed by the local that the town is a cornucopia because of its location at the intersection angle of two rivers. Embraced by mountains and rivers, the wooden houses in Shangli Ancient Town scatter amidst the fields and gardens, with the paths paved with slabstones.It is a good place to relax us, drinking tea, painting the old stone bridge, etc.


Stay overnight in Ya'an Impression Shangli Resort Hotel.

Day 2 Shangli-Bifengxia-Leshan

  • Place&Transport: Shangli Old Town
  • Today's Activities: Bifengxia Panda Base, Bifengxia Gorge Hiking, Drive to Leshan
  • Accommondation: Three stars,Four stars or Five stars Hotel (Can be Customized) in Leshan City
  • Meal: B,L

After breakfast, drive about 30 minutes to Bifengxia Scenic spot.

Upon arrival, you will be first taken to the Bifengxia Panda Base, for the safety and development of the captive population of giant pandas, China’s State Forestry Bureau planned and built the panda center in Bifengxia Valley in Yaan on December 28th in 2003. Being the “paradise” for about over 40 giant pandas of different ages, Bifengxia Center performs extraordinarily for the breeding, rescue, research, scientific education of giant pandas to save this rare and endangered animal species, together with Dujiangyan Panda Ark and Wolong Shenshuping Panda Base, and is reputed as the “World Natural Heritage - Giant Panda’s Habitat in Sichuan”.


Here, you can see the lovely pandas, get close to them and take photos. You can even hold a panda in your arms for picture by donating some money to the panda base.

After a simple Chinese lunch in local restaurant, continue to visit this beautiful park, hiking the Bifengxia Gorge, enjoy the various scenes of waterfall, rocks, bridge, and it is also a chance to know more animals. Bifengxia consists of seven two canyons kilometers long left canyon and six kilometers long right canyon. 30-70 meters wide and 100-200 meters high gorge, green forests confront each other, the best place to leisure and enjoy the cool air. 


Drive to the Leshan city in the late afternoon. Stay overnight in Leshan City.

Day 3 Leshan-Chengdu

  • Place&Transport: Leshan
  • Today's Activities: Leshan Giant Buddha, Boat cruise on the Minjiang River
  • Accommondation: no
  • Meal: B,L

After breakfast, your guide will lead you to visit the Leshan Giant Buddha

Upon arrival, You will watch the wonder of sleeping Buddha, which explained the saying of ‘ Buddha is the hill and the hill is a Buddha ‘. And then we will walk up and down along the zigzagging mountain trails along the Giant Buddha, from it's head to shoulder, and from leg to foot. In front of the Buddha is the good view of the joint of Minjiang River, Dadu River and Qingyi River. 


You will be able to climb up the Buddha to have a close-up look. To see more, you may walk down the narrow plank all the way to the feet of the Buddha, to discover you are only as tall as one of its toes. 

After visiting the Giant Buddha, Take a cruise on the Minjiang River and enjoy the beautiful scene between the mountains and the water.


Paper is the great invention of ancient Chinese, in the afternoon, the guide will bring you to a Museum of Handmade Paper in Jiajiang County, you will watch and learn how to Making Papers


At last, your private guide and driver will take you back to your hotel in Chengdu downtown or (Chengdu train station, airport).

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1. All transfer and city transportation
2. Air-conditioned car or van
3. Hotels specified in the itinerary, all based
    on two persons sharingone standard room;
4. Meals specified in the itinerary: Western
    breakfast in hotels Chinese lunch and
    dinner in local restaurants
5. Sightseeing: All arrangements mentioned
    in the itinerary will be covered All first
    admission/entrance fees in the itinerary
6. Tour guide: Conducted by a professional
    tour guide

Price Excludes

1. International air-tickets
2. Airport departure tax.
3. International or domestic air tickets which
    are not listed in the itinerary.
4. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness
    or damages incurred during your trip
5. Tips to the tour guide and driver
6. Meals not specified in the itinerary.
7. Personal expenses: phone bills, laundry,
    optional tours, postage, excess baggage
    charge, entertainment fees out of the
8. Single Room Supplement.

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