Chengdu: Buddhas, art and pandas

Chengdu pandas

Chengdu is the home of the pandas, teahouses and temples. If you spend a day or two you can see it all.

The best time to see the pandas is during feeding time in the mornings. After this visit you can drive to Leshan to admire the 71 m high Buddha. You can climb the many steps and/or can see the full view from the river. From Leshan it’s another hour to Emeishan, the Buddhist mountain where still many Buddhist pilgrims go. These days it’s not necessary to climb all the 1000+ steps as busses and cable cars can take you to the many temples and the summit. If you want to, you can stay in a hotel right on the mountain top or in a monastery hotel at the foot of the mountain.

Day 1

transfer from Chengdu airport to hotel. After check in in hotel: visit with car and guide, have lunch (own costs) & visit Wenshu temple and Green Ram temple.

Day 2

visit with car and guide to pandas & Sanxingdui museum

Day 3

car and guide to Leshan, on the road visit old village Huanglongxi

Day 4

car and guide to Emeishan

Day 5

drive back to Chengdu


2 people- 4090 Chinese RMB per person, 4 people- 2990 RMB per person.
Included: hotels included breakfast, private daytrips with guide & transfers according to program, excursion bus at Emeishan.
Excluded: entrance fees, meals, tips for guide & driver
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TIP: you can extend this trip with a visit to Tagong, a small Tibetan village with an Buddhist monastery and horseriding on the rolling grasslands against the backdrop of snowy mountains.

From Chengdu you can fly to Lijiang or Dali and make a beautiful trip to Yunnan.

Special interest

For silk and archaeology lovers we highly recommend the Brocade and silk museum with exquisite handmade silk pieces and Sangxingdui, the wonderful museum with the intriguing masks dating back to the 12th and 11th century B.C.

China Chengdu temple

China Chengdu street

Other trips

China highlight trip
Shanghai or Hangzhou,Xiamen, Beijing
Yunnan 7 days
South China 14 days
Guizhou 5-12 days
West china/ Tibet