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Huanglong is best known for its five main attractions – rainbow ponds, limestone sandbars, snow-capped peaks, undulating ravines and virgin forests. Also known as Golden Dragon Valley, Huanglong’s main draw are its tiers of multihued limestone ponds with the silhouette of the 5,588-metre Xuebao Peak in the backdrop. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 09:10 – 16:40
  • How to get there: From Songpan, there is a bus that leaves at 06:00 and 07:00 for Huanglong National Park; the journey takes approximately one-and-a-half hours. From Jiuzhaigou, there is a bus that leaves at 07:00 and 07:30 for the park; the trip takes about three hours but the return trip is tricky.
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Jinsha Site Museum

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This recent archeological discovery is located in the northwest of Changdu. Covering 300,000sqm, the place is believed to have been the capital of the Shu Kingdom dating back more than 3,000 years. The excavation since 2001 has found over 800 tombs, palace remains, residential areas, and thousand of tools and artifacts made from jade, bronze, gold, ivory, and stone.

Jinsha Site Museum is a theme-park style museum. It is composed of a Relic Hall, an Exhibition Hall, a Protection Centre of Cultural Relics and a Garden District. Approximately five kilometres from downtown, visitors get to closely observe the unearthing of archeological discoveries and learn about Chinese history and culture. 

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Emei Shan – a cool mountainside sanctuary that presents a sharp contrast to Sichuan basin’s sweltering heat – is located 130 kilometres southwest of Chengdu. Leshan – home to the world’s tallest Buddha statue – is a tranquil riverside town not far from Emei Shan; it’s not a bad place to hang around for a day or two – the riverfront along Binhe Lu is especially beautiful at night. Read More...

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Millenniums of history have left Chengdu countless historical and cultural sites definitely worth visiting. Wenshu Temple, constructed nearly 3,000 years ago contains hundreds of precious relics and hosts one of the most active teahouses in town. Also, your trip to Chengdu is not fully complete if you have not visited the Panda Research Base and have seen a Sichuan Opera, famed for its magical, quick paced, mask-changing performances. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Qingcheng Shan: 08:00 – 17:50
    Dujiangyan Irrigation Project: 08:00 – 18:00
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Qingyang Palace

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The name of the temple is translated as ‘the Palace of the Green Ram’. Most of the remaining structures within the temple were remodeled during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). This temple complex is dedicated to Lao Zi, the founder of Taoism.

The temple is comprised of Sanqing Hall, Doulao Hall, Hunyuan Palace, the Eight Trigrams Pavilion, and Wuji Palace, each displaying numerous admirable Taoist cultural relics such as scriptures, stone sculptures, and Buddha statues. 

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 – 18:00
  • Location: Northwestern part of the city, on Xi Er Duan, Yihuan Lu Road
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Sichuan Opera

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With more than hundred years of performances, Sichuan Opera is one of the oldest and the best known among over 300 local operas in China. Sichuan Opera is famed for its quick face-changing performances or ‘the Pulling Mask’. With a flick of his cloak the performer’s makeup will magically change from one colour to another, each representing the performer’s emotion.

The show is filled with traditional music and dance, shadow play, comedy, and puppet shows. Most of the shows are adapted from Chinese classical tales and legends and spoken in Chinese. Many teahouses in Chengdu offer the show every evening. Try the one in Chengdu Culture Park, located in the Shufengyanun Operatic Circle. Advanced booking is advised. 

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Sichuan Science and Technology Museum

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Situated behind the statue of Mao Zedong at Tianfu Square, this four-storey museum is filled with interactive displays in various themes including science, technology, aerodynamics, space, mathematics and physics.

Both children and adults will enjoy the interactive model rocket, robotic orchestra, walk-through map of Sichuan’s waterways, and the high-tech 3D movie theatre.

Sichuan Science and Technology Museum is in excellent condition and all exhibitions are well-maintained. It is worth a visit at least for an hour or two. The museum also provides descriptions in both English and Chinese. Entry is free for children. 

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The giant panda is native to central-western and south-western China and is one of the most instantly recognizable creatures in the world. In China images of this black-and-white bear permeate almost every aspect of life and pandas oftentimes are used as goodwill ambassadors. Yet these days this racoon-like bear is facing extinction due to rampant poaching. China’s populace devours almost anything on four legs and ‘herbal’ remedies utilising exotic creatures are widespread, so it’s unsurprising that the pandas face overwhelming danger from both man and natural causes. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Bifengxia Panda Base 08:30 – 18:00 daily Giant Panda Breeding Research Base 08:00 – 18:00 daily
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Sichuan University Museum

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Located on Wangjiang Road, the entire museum displays an excellent collection of local artifacts dating back from the Han, the Tang, the Ming, to the Qing dynasty. It has many themes including stone carving, silk clothing, furniture, ceramics, and also interesting exhibitions of Chinese paintings, calligraphy scrolls and other everyday items from ethnic minority groups in the southwest of China such as the Tibetans, Miao, Naxi, Jiapo Qiang and Yi.

With over 40,000 historic items throughout this four-storey museum, it's one of the best of its kind in China. The museum’s long history is also on display in its basement floor rooms. Visitors should keep in mind that photography is prohibited here, like most of the museums in China. 

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Wenshu Temple

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Located in the centre of Chengdu on Wenshu Yuan Jie road, the temple was built during the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD) to honour the Buddhist representation of Wisdom, Wenshu Pusa (Bodhisattva Manjusri in Sanskrit). Wenshu Temple hosts the largest temple in Chengdu, and is home to more than 450 Buddha statues and other precious antiques, as well as 200 wooden buildings that were restored in the late 17th century.

The teahouse offers traditional folk music within the temple and is very popular with locals. Visitors will enjoy the lively atmosphere around the temple where a vegetarian restaurant, fireworks, and fortune teller stalls are located, all providing a perfect spot to observe Chengdu life. 

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