1 Day Chengdu Panda Base & Sanxingdui Site
Date: All Year Round & Everyday
Price: From 180USD/PAX
Trip Focus: Panda + Chengdu History
Status: Open to Booking
Route: Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding-Guanghan Sanxingdui Site Museum-Sichuan Hot Pot.
Trip Code: P002
In China’s southwest reaches is the traveler’s paradise of Sichuan province and its capital city, Chengdu. It is within the city limits of this bustling metropolis that tourists can discover the comfortable lifestyle, vibrant culture and exciting attractions that make Chengdu a world-class tourism destination. Known for its extensive history, distinct tradition, flavorful cuisine and abundance of giant pandas, it is impossible to find anywhere else in the world like Chengdu.
During this one day tour from AbsolutePanda, our skilled local guides team will show you the best this city has to offer. As we explore Chengdu, you will see adorable panda cubs, explore the city’s captivating history, and taste the food that has made Chengdu famous world-wide. Then we will go to the Sanxingdui Site Museum. The exhibitions in this marvellous museum which represent the highest achievements of Ancient Shu dating back to the Bronze Age. It has various relics such as bronze masks, jade articles, and some gold and pottery artifacts. It is said to be one of the best ancient museums in Yangtze River Region. For guests looking to do it all in one day, this is the tour for you!
See the largest captive population of pandas in the world at the Chengdu Panda Base and enjoy its garden environment.
Savor the spice and flavor of authentic Sichuan Cuisine in one of Chengdu's popular local restaurants.
Explore the captivating history of Sichuan’s Ancient Shu (4500 years) at the Sanxingdui Site Museum.
Try the Sichuan Hotpot in a local restaurant and experience our special food culture.
In this world-class tourism city, observe the harmonious mixture of innovation and tradition distinct to Chengdu.
How Can We Make This Trip Special？
a. A Team of Passionate Guides Specializing in Different Fields.
b. Different Price Options to Better Meet Your Travel Style.
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Introductions to the Trip’s Destinations:
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
Holding the distinction one of the world’s largest panda bases, Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding (Chengdu Panda Base) attracts tourists and wildlife enthusiasts worldwide. Conveniently located a short drive away from downtown, this state of the art research facility comfortably houses more pandas than anywhere else at home and abroad. During your visit, you will see pandas ranging from young cubs to lumbering adults as well as the elusive and adorable Red Panda. Additionally, the scenic, garden-like atmosphere of the panda base is especially ideal for urban birding like Red-billed Leiothrix, Ruddy Shelduck, Chinese Blackbird, Spotted Dove and so on.
Located near the city’s panda base, this local restaurant is perfect for tourists looking to sample the boldly flavorful cuisine that makes Chengdu famous. With a name translating to “household banquet”, this establishment sticks to the authentic cooking traditions that have developed in Chengdu for centuries. Our team prefers this restaurant for our clients and feel it is a perfect representation of what Sichuan cuisine is supposed to taste like. Relax and dine like a local as you eat classic Chengdu dishes like Kung Pao Chicken, Spicy Homestyle Tofu, Double Boiled Beef, and many others.
Located about 50km from Chengdu in the nearby city of Guanghan the Sanxingdui Museum features a vast collection of artifacts dating as far back as the Neolithic era. The culture responsible for these artifacts, the Ancient Shu, established the foundation of their magnificent culture in the Sichuan basin over 3,000 years ago. During your visit to the museum, you will have every opportunity to learn about the Ancient Shu's mysterious past through an extensive variety of engaging exhibits. Among the vast collections of priceless relics are ceramic artwork, jade, gold, and unique bronze masks.
Indisputably the most famous Sichuanese dish, Sichuan Hotpot is a world-famous culinary experience that is native to Chengdu. Sitting around a boiling pot of spicy broth, you are welcome to cook a variety of different meats and vegetables to your liking. For those who don’t eat spicy food or meat, there are also non-spicy and vegetarian options available.
Dates and Prices
Summary of the trip:
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding-Guanghan Sanxingdui Site Museum-Sichuan Hot Pot
7:00-7:40 Drive from your hotel to the Chengdu Panda Base which is one of the largest panda bases in the world. Home to more than 100 pandas with different ages.
7:40-12:00 Visit the panda base, enjoy a beautiful time with pandas. By the way, this is the only place that you have the chance to see newborn baby pandas.
12:00-12:10 Head to a local Sichuan Restaurant. Enjoy the authentic local Sichuan cuisines featuring various flavors and nicely cooking. Many famous Chinese dishes like Mapo Tofu, Kung-pao Chicken, Twice-cooked Pork all belong to the Sichuan cuisine family.
13:10-14:00 Drive our way to the Sanxingdui Site Museum, the best representative for Ancient Shu Civilization, featuring astonishing huge bronze crafts with eye-opening designs that you can not find anywhere else in the world.
14:00-16:00 Visit Sanxingdui Site Museum.
16:00-17:30 Drive back to Chengdu.
18:00-19:30 Sichuan Hotpot. Sichuan Hotpot is famous for its variety of materials which gives you wide freedom to choose what you like and experience the local hotpot restaurant culture.
19:30-20:10 Chengdu City Night Walk. We will take an after-dinner walk to watch the local people’s nightlife and rest ourselves in the laid-back lifestyle of this panda city.
20:10-20:30 Drive back to the hotel.
Chengdu Panda Base and Sanxingdui Site Museum Trip Map
AbsolutePanda firmly believes travel is an art. To ensure every trip traveling with us is a great travel art for our client, the AbsolutePanda team does all we can to consider every possible detail. The choice of hotels is definitely an essential part to make a great trip. After many years of running a travel business, we have built up our network of cooperative hotels at different levels. We understand people are different in the choice of hotels when they travel. If you hope to use some specific hotels, please feel free to let us know, we are very happy to book it for you at a competitive price so as to make the hotel choice better meet your personal taste, budget and travel style. We can either reserve a hotel with competitive price for you or simply include the hotel into your trip cost. You are welcome to contact us and tell us your requests, we will do our best to create the best travel itinerary for your private use.
• Shangri-la Hotel Chengdu
Shangri-la Hotel Chengdu
Located in Jinjiang District, just beside one of the Chengdu Landmark-Anshun bridge, Shangri-La Chengdu offers one of the best hotel services in Chengdu. It served many VIPs and Political leaders when they were visiting Chengdu. Shangri-la Hotel Chengdu is also a very good starting point for a city day tour with a 25-minute drive from Chengdu International Airport, and 30 minutes to Chengdu Panda Base.
2.Three Local Brand Hotels:
Chengdu Huanhuahongtai Hotel
Chengdu Huanhuahongtai Hotel is an exquisite boutique hotel featured with Ancient Shu culture as the theme. Located on the bank of Huanhua Creek, it is a rare quiet place in a noisy city with active vegetation coverage, clean air, and a pleasant environment. Hongtai Hotel is also adjacent to the Wuhou shrine, Huanhuaxi Park, the Dufu thatched Cottage, and very close to the Jinsha Site Museum, Qingyang Taoist Temple and Qintai road.
3. Three Economic Hotels:
The Hotel Zen Urban Resort
The Hotel Zen Urban Resort is a zen-themed boutique hotel. It offers well-designed rooms with modern facilities in Chengdu. Like its name, Hotel Zen Urban Resort gives its client a special quiet place in the city to rest. The Wuhou district, where the hotel locates, is a great choice for travelers interested in culture, spicy food, and local food.
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A young panda in the Chengdu Panda Base
A lovely Red Panda in the Chengdu Panda Base
An adult panda in the Chengdu Research Center of Giant Panda Breeding(Chengdu Panda Base)
Elegant Black Swans in the Swan Lake of the Chengdu Panda Base
This photo was taken after our group spent their happy hours in the Panda Base
The Gold Mask on Bronze Face in the Sanxingdui Site Museum
Ancient Shu has the worship for the Sun Bird
It is said the King of Ancient Shu has the protruding eyes
"The King of bronze statues in the world"
"There is nothing that a Sichuan Hotpot can not solve"
Video taken by AbsolutePanda in Chengdu Panda Base