Sichuan Province, situated in southwest China, is the hometown of Giant Pandas in China. Sichuan always has reasons for you to pay a visit, no matter the symbolic pandas, magnificent landscapes or the splendid culture and mouthwatering Sichuan Cuisine. What to do in Sichuan? Top 10 things to do in Sichuan may help you find an ideal answer.
Giant Pandas, the most symbolic feature of China, must be one of your top reasons for visiting China. Meet those lovely pandas in Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding and Bifengxia Panda Base, or go to Dujiangyan Panda Base to have an even closer contact with pandas, you could get a chance to hold and feed pandas by joining the Panda Volunteer Program in Dujiangyan Base.
Jiuzhaigou Valley, with its colorful lakes and forests, multi-level waterfalls and snow-capped peaks. is regarded as fairytale world on earth. If you’re crazy about beautiful water view, Jiuzhaigou Valley is no wonder the first choice for you during your trip in China. Also visit Huanglong National Park nearby for more water views if you have enough time.
Arrange your schedule of Leshan Giant Buddha with Mount Emei, just 38 kilometers between the two places, very convenient for a cultural discovery trip of Buddhism and Taoism. Leshan Giant Buddha is the biggest and tallest stone Buddha statue in the world, while Mount Emei is one of the four sacred Buddhist mountains in China which is famous for both Buddhism and Taoism culture.
For those tourists who are fond of hiking, Sichuan has plenty of ideal choices for you to challenge your energy and seek for the best natural sceneries along your hiking trail. The best time for hiking in Sichuan may be spring and autumn.
Daocheng Yading is one of the most popular hiking destinations in Sichuan, a pure clean land with breathtaking landscapes and original natural sceneries. You can experience Tibetan culture here as well. Mount Siguniang is also an ideal choice, dense forests, snow mountains, beautiful valleys and pure blue lakes, a perfect place to enjoy wonderful plateau landscapes. For serious hikers and trekkers, challenge Mount Gongga and Mount Yala.
Dujiangyan Irrigation System, designed and constructed in the middle of 200 B. C,, this old irrigation system is the only water conservancy project in the world that has been well-kept and under used until now with the longest history of more than 2,300 years. Except for admiring the great work, you could visit attractions along your way, such as Two Kings Temple, Fulong Temple and Anlan Rope Bridge.
Sanxingdui Museum and Jinsha Ruins Museum will be the beat places for you to discover the splendid Shu culture in Sichuan, amounts of historical relics unearthed from the ruins may help you better experience ancient Shu culture. Go to other historical sites like Wuhou Temple and Thatched Cottage of Du Fu if you have more interests.
Jinli Old Street and Kuai Zhai Alley are the most famous two places for you to enjoy shopping and looking for delicious snacks while explore the local culture among characteristic architectures. You may also choose one featured teahouse to enjoy a leisure time after shopping.
Jinli Old Street
No matter you are keen on spicy food, or just want to challenge your taste-bud, Sichuan Province is no doubt to be the perfect world full of gourmet, with a distinctive flavor of spicy and hot. Here are some famous and delicious food that you’d better not miss, top one is Hot Pot, really a must-try food in Sichuan, other dishes like Mapo Tofu, Sliced Beef & Ox Tongue in chili sauce and Kung Pao Chicken are also recommended. Go enjoy the best food tour in Sichuan.
Sichuan Opera has its unique solos, refined performance, percussion instrument and talented comedians, which is one of the symbolic features of Sichuan Province. You really don’t want to miss it, especially the face changing. If you don’t want to go to theatre, just enjoy a Sichuan Opera in the teahouse.
Do you prefer a cultural exploration trip in Sichuan Province? There is not just Shu culture here you could explore in Sichuan, Danba culture in Garze is also charming for you to discover. Go to Danba Village for experiencing Dan culture, go to Tagong Town for Tibetan culture, and visit Seda Wuming Buddhist Academy if you’re interested in Tibetan Buddhism.
Usually you may need 3 to 4 days for only visiting Chengdu, but you don’t want to miss Leshan Giant Buddha, Mount Emei and Jiuzhaigou Valley.
►4 Days Best Chengdu Tour: Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Jinsha Ruins Museum, Sichuan Cuisine Museum, People’s Park
►6 Days Sichuan Tour to Leshan & Mt. Emei: Chengdu, Leshan Giant Buddha, Mt. Emei
►6 Days Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou Tour: Chengdu, Jiuzhaigou Valley
If you plan to stay in Sichuan Province for a longer time, you can definitely enjoy more leisure time in the wonderland. Check tours below to get more inspiration.
►8 Days Highlight Sichuan Tour: Chengdu, Jiuzhaigou Valley, Leshan Giant Buddha, Mt. Emei
►9 Days Western Sichuan Photo Tour: Chengdu, Garze(Hailuogou-Kangding-Xinduqiao-Danba-Rilong)
Join giant panda volunteer program in Dujiangyan Panda Base if you want to have a closer contact with pandas, you can experience how to take care of giant pandas.
►One Day Chengdu Panda Volunteer Tour: Dujiangyan Panda Base
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