Chengdu & Giant Pandas

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT Sichuan

  • Glimpse Sìchuān’s famous residents at the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base
  • Hike, ride and camp in the stunning landscapes of Jiushaigou Nature Reserve
  • Marvel at the 71m tall, 1200 year old Grand Buddha carved from a cliff face
  • Experience a Sichuan Opera, an important part of Chengdu culture

OUR SPECIALISTS ‘MUST DO’

Spend an evening at a locally run restaurant and order the popular ‘Sichuan hot pot'. Experience the authentic taste of Sichuan. 

A LITTLE MORE ABOUT Sichuan

The magical region of Sichuan in southwest China is a land of many guises. It contains many of China’s most interesting natural wonders, wildlife preserves, archaeological sites, ancient engineering achievements, museums, and historical buildings. 

The Capital of the region is Chengdu where people firstly come to visit the giant Pandas at the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base close by. Another attraction are the Buddhist temples on Mt. Emei and the Grand Buddha carved into a cliff face. Visitors also come to Chengdu to admire the traditional, style buildings, explore the narrow streets and experience a lively local life. If you like spicy food, Sichuan cuisine is famous across the land. 

Running through the Sichuan Province is the mighty Yangtze River making it possible to include this region on a Yangtze River cruise. 

Bordering with Tibet, Northern Sichuan is heavily influenced by Tibetan culture as most of the outlying villages have a large Tibetan population. The surrounding scenery is breath taking and the national parks of this region are well known for their clean lakes, waterfalls, colourful ponds, snowy mountains and gorges. A less visited area of Sichuan but full of magical surprises.

WHEN TO GO TO Sichuan

Sichuan’s climate varies greatly from place to place. High mountains in the southwest, high plateaux in the northwest and lowland in the east. Depending on where you are visiting, as a general rule the best times to visit are April, May, June and September.

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