Chengdu-Jiuzhaigou valley-Xi'an- Culture Exploration 8 days tour
Day 1,Arrival Chengdu
Arrive in Chengdu, capital city of Sichuan, you will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel. Enjoy your free time for the rest of the day.Chengdu is the capital city of Sichuan Province. With a population of 11 million, it is an important commercial transportation, and communications hub of south-western China. The locals have a reputation for a laid back attitude and knowing how to enjoy life. Historically, Chengdu has a special place in the annals of finance.overnight in Chengdu
Day 2,Chengdu-Leshan-Mt. Emei
After breakfast, you will take 1.5hours driving (120km) to Mt. Leshan and take a cruise to have an overview of the famous Leshan Giant Buddha. In the late afternoon, drive another 30km forward to Mt. Emei and stay over night in Emeishan City.
Leshan Giant BuddhaRegistered as a World Natural and Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1997, Leshan Giant Buddha, the largest stone sculpture of Buddha in the world, lies at the confluence of the Min, Dadu and Qingyi rivers. Carved out of a cliff face, it sits impassively against the mountain, hands on his knees and looking across the river with heavy-lidded eyes. To really appreciate the majesty of the statue, taking cruise across the river is a good idea.
Day 3,Mt. Emei-Chengdu-Jiuzhaigou Valley
Get up early in the morning, you will take a cable car leading to Wannian Temple and enjoy your visit in Mt. Emei, take cable way down after visiting. Then drive to Chengdu airport directly and for your short flight to Jiuzhaigou Valley. Upon arrival, be met and transferred to your hotel. Mt. Emei Located on the southwest periphery of the Sichuan Basin, Mt. Emei is one of the four sacred Buddhist Mountains of China. Seen from afar, the undulating mountain range of Emei resembles a girl’s eyebrows; hence, it was so named. Great spectacles of Mt. Emei include the sunrise and sea of clouds seen from the Golden Summit of the mountain.
Day 4,Jiuzhaigou Valley
Today, enjoy your full day relaxing tour in this fairy land (green vans available in the scenic area), which will include those major attractions such as Shuzheng Waterfall, Changhai Lake and so on. Stay overnight at Jiuzhaigou Valley.
Jiuzhaigou Valley (Jiuzhaigou) is a nature reserve in the north of Sichuan. Jiuzhaigou Valley took the name from the nine Tibetan villages living in the valley which is composed of three valleys in a Y shape. The Rize and Zechawa valleys flow from the south and meet at the centre of the site where they form the Shuzheng valley, flowing north to the mouth of the valley. Jiuzhaigou’s best-known feature is its dozens of blue, green and turquoise-colored lakes.
Upon entering the resort, you will find yourself strolling in a fairyland, leaving behind nothing but earthly troubles and vexations. It is a world of water, the clearest in the world. Water brings Jiuzhaigou its most enchanting views, which is the soul of the place. Whether you are met with serene lakes or plunging waterfalls, you will enjoy yourself so much among the charming sights as to linger on with no thoughts for home.
Day 5,Jiuzhaigou-Huanglong Scenic AreaJiuzhaigou Valley- Huanglong-Xi'an
In the morning, you will drive to visit another beautiful scenic area - Huanglong. Then take flight to back to Chengdu. Upon arrival, be met and transferred to yoru hotel for a nice rest. Or you can take a leisure stroll along the Jinli Old Street.
Huanglong is a scenic and historic interest area in Songpan County in the northwest part of Sichuan. The area is well-known for its colorful pools formed by calcite deposits, especially in Huanglong gou (Yellow Dragon Gully), as well as diverse forest ecosystems, snow-capped peaks, waterfalls and hot springs. Huanglong is also home to many endangered species including the Giant Panda and the Sichuan Golden Snub-nosed Monkey. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1992.
Jinli Old Street is located next to Wuhou Temple. The street is a surviving representation of the folk style in Western Sichuan and is lined with many old houses and shops of Ming and Qing dynasties style. Local food and products can easily be found here.
Today, enjoy your full day visiting that covers those classic spots, including the Qin Terra-cotta Army, BanPo Neolithic Village and visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda from outside, Muslim Street.Muslim StreetAs an ancient capital city to 13 dynasties, Xian has a rich recorded history, frequently enhanced by the evidence of new discoveries, like the 1974 unearthing of the fabulous Qin Terracotta Army, the long forgotten army created to guard Emperor Qin Shihuang tomb. In accordance with ancient beliefs, this grand project was mounted at enormous cost by the cruel and tyrannical Emperor, only to be attacked, plundered, burnt and buried after his funeral by the peasants who had labored under the whip to build it. Then, over two thousand years later, this "Eighth Wonder of the World" was rediscovered by farmers digging a well. The fine troops, horses and carriages in battle formation are a National ancient art treasure. Three excavation pits are now opened to the public and a fourth is nearing completion. You can, like US President Clinton, now gaze in wonder upon this historic site, listed by UNESCO in 1987 as a world cultural heritage.
Day 7, Xian
visit to Banpo Museum and Xi 'an city wall,the Muslim Street.
The Banpo Neolithic Village Museum is built around a historical site consisting of the remains of a 6,000 year-old village once home to a matriarchal clan community. The museum is East of Xian City and was set up in 1958. The site was discovered accidentally in 1953. The living section of Banpo Village occupied an area of 30,000 square meters. It was surrounded by a moat to protect the village against wild animals and floods. The largest among the remains of the 46 houses, located in the centre of the living area is possibly a meeting hall. There are cellars to store grain and tools outside the houses, and they illustrate the equal distribution and communal features of the society. It is a fascinating peek at the birth of civilization.
Located in the center of Xian City, the Muslim Street is a fantastic place to wander. All shops and restaurants in the street are operated by Muslims. The stalls flanking the narrow alleys sell almost everything you can imagine. There are even a number of stalls selling parts of aircraft. If you are prepared to bargain you will be amazed at the final prices. A variety of Muslim food and snacks can be tried here, tasty and very cheap, including the locals favourites, roasted beef, roasted fish, and pancakes.
Day 8, Xi'an
Be transferred to the airport for your flight to next destination,end the tour.