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2-Day Seek Ancient Shu&Chengdu by Museums

2-Day Seek Ancient Shu&Chengdu by Museums

Date: All Year Round Except Every Monday

Price: Upon Request

Trip Focus: Panda+Chengdu History

Status: Open to Booking

Route: Chengdu Panda Base-City Museum-Sanxingdui Museum-Jinsha Museum

Trip Code: P007

Overview


The Southwestern capital of Sichuan providence is an ideal destination for those looking to explore China’s colorful past. In addition to spicy cuisine, giant pandas and ethnic minority culture; Chengdu is one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited settlements.

To discover more about this incredible city’s several thousand years of history, our experienced team of guides will lead you to the city’s museums. These facilities provide an immersive and captivating gaze into the history of the earliest inhabitants of the Sichuan basin. 

Trip Highlights


 Explore the vast history of civilization in the Sichuan Basin.

 Navigate several of China’s premiere museums and archeological dig sites.

 See how the lengthy process of archeology has given researchers such astounding information on the people who lived in Chengdu long ago.

 Browse the extensive galleries of ancient artifacts that these museums have to offer.

 Travel in style with our team of experienced local guides.

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.


AbsolutePanda offers different price choices for certain short-term tours. Please see details on Date&Price page of this tour.

 

Sanxingdui Museum

Only 40 kilometers north of Chengdu, the Sanxingdui Museum is a modern facility that showcases the history and culture of the Shu kingdom. Opened in 1997, the Sanxingdui museum integrates archival, preservation, academic research and education to the public. The cultural relics collected at the archeological site represent the heritage of the people who inhabited the area near Chengdu. The museum features treasures such as a gleaming gold scepter, jade blades and a collection of rare jewels.
 

Sanxingdui archeological site
The Sanxingdui archeological site features the ruins of a city belonging to the ancient Shu culture. The site’s total area covers 12 square kilometers with a city of 4 square kilometers in the center. The city has provided researchers with dozens of cultural relics, including the city walls, two sacrificial pits, building foundations, jade ware pits, burials area, and several thousand other various artifacts. The Sanxingdui site was once the capital of the Shu kingdom roughly 3000 years ago. The Sanxingdui scenic spot is centered in the ancient city and preserves both the cultural relics and the surrounding environment. While visiting the site, guests can view the city’s western wall, the Yueliangwan highland, the Mamu River, three-star Mounds and sacrificial pits 1 and 2. Thanks to the efforts taken to preserve the cultural heritage of Sanxingdui, this site is certain to offer a glimpse into Sichuan’s distant past.

-In addition to Sanxingdui, the Jinsha archeological site and Jinsha museum feature a later chapter in Chengdu’s past dating back roughly 3000 years ago. 

 

Jinsha Museum

Dating back to 12th to 7th century B.C., the Jinsha archeological site once served as the capital of the ancient Shu Kingdom. As a result. This coveted location has become one of the Ten Major Archaeological Discoveries of China in 2001. Archaeologists here have unearthed portions of palace foundations, a sacrificial area, residential area, burial site, as well as a variety of artifacts, including more than 5,000 articles of gold, bronze, jade, stone, ivory, and lacquered wood, as well as millions of pottery potsherds, tons of ivory and thousands of boar tusks and deer horns. Therefore, it is considered that the Jinsha site has unearthed the richest gold and jade wares and the most centralized elephant tusks in the world. The discovery of Jinsha site is of great significance for the study of Shu culture, including its origin, development, and decline, and provides convincing evidence for an explanation of the abrupt disappearance of Sanxingdui culture. The discoveries not only have proved that the Chengdu Plain was the center of ancient civilization in the upper reaches of the Yangtze, but also provided crucial evidence to the theory that the origins of ancient Chinese civilization came from a culmination of different sources.


Jinsha archeological site

Dating back to 12th to 7th century B.C., the Jinsha archeological site once served as the capital of the ancient Shu Kingdom. As a result. This coveted location has become one of the Ten Major Archaeological Discoveries of China in 2001. Archaeologists here have unearthed portions of palace foundations, a sacrificial area, residential area, burial site, as well as a variety of artifacts, including more than 5,000 articles of gold, bronze, jade, stone, ivory, and lacquered wood, as well as millions of pottery potsherds, tons of ivory and thousands of boar tusks and deer horns. Therefore, it is considered that the Jinsha site has unearthed the richest gold and jade wares and the most centralized elephant tusks in the world. The discovery of the Jinsha site is of great significance for the study of Shu culture, including its origin, development, and decline, and provides convincing evidence for an explanation of the abrupt disappearance of Sanxingdui culture. The discoveries not only have proved that the Chengdu Plain was the center of ancient civilization in the upper reaches of the Yangtze, but also provided crucial evidence to the theory that the origins of ancient Chinese civilization came from a culmination of different sources.

 

Chengdu Museum

The Chengdu Museum was founded on September 15, 1958. Later officially opened to the public on September 15, 2016. The facility is immense, showcasing nearly 200,000 collection pieces including bronze ware, gold and silver, bricks, stone carvings, ceramics, calligraphy, paintings, furniture, shadow puppets, masks, etc. The museum itself is the largest cultural infrastructure investment in Chengdu since the reform period and is located on the west side of Tianfu square in the city’s center. 

 

 
Jinli Street

Ranked as the top of the 21 world’s most beautiful streets by CNN Travel in 2019, Jinli has a long history tied to the foundation of Chengdu. For more than 2,000 years, Jinli has gained acclaim across China as one of the Shu kingdom’s oldest commercial streets. Featuring traditional Qing dynasty architecture and modeled after the romance of the three kingdoms, the atmosphere of Jinli street has something for everyone including delicious street food, handcrafted souvenirs, and live entertainment. Nice place to see all kinds of interesting local snacks.

Dates and Prices

1. Date Availability
This trip is available all year round. 

AbsolutePanda can tailor-make this trip according to your time and interest.

2. About Different Price Options


The AbsolutePanda team works hard to provide the highest quality tour experiences at a fair price. However, after working in the travel industry for more than 20 years, our team knows that no two travelers are alike in terms of their travel style, personal interests, choice of guides and preferences in restaurants and hotels. For AbsolutePanda, our client’s satisfaction is a top priority. To meet the needs of different clients and ensure they enjoy a trip suited to their preferences, we have created a variety of different price options for our trips. These options vary in the guides they use, quality of vehicles, accommodations, and restaurants. Our trip price has the following options, please read the explanations about includes and excludes for each price option below:

These standard prices are made based on minimum of two travelers. The trip size is 2~10.

Price Categories

Copper Panda

Silver Panda

Gold Panda

Price Quotation

430USD/PAX

510USD/PAX

650USD/PAX

Single Supplement

35USD

55USD

95USD


 

Option1  Copper Panda

For travelers who are looking for a skilled guide who speaks English and show them around. You can choose this price option.

In this tour, the Copper Panda Price Service Mainly includes:
1.A guide with fluent English from AbsolutePanda Tour Team.
2.A private car serving the full duration of this tour.
3.The entrance and shuttle tickets listed in this itinerary.
4.Meals as listed in the itinerary
5.Hotels listed in the itinerary for Copper Panda.
6.China domestic travel insurance.


The price does not include your discretionary tips to the serving crew (driver and guide) and any other entrance tickets.

Example Guides for Copper Panda:
1) Claude: A Sichuan local who is fluent in English, passionate, and is well-versed in general knowledge about popular destinations. He can work as a driver and guide for small groups.
2) Melinda: A detail-oriented guide who is fluent in English. Melinda is knowledgeable on general information about our popular tour locations. 
3) Michael: An American living in Chengdu, Michael is a passionate guide and is adept at interpreting Chengdu from the perspective of a westerner.

 

Option 2  Silver Panda 

For travelers who hope to have a guide who knows certain specialized fields very well and can share the knowledge in-depth in a certain field like birding, flower-watching, Buddhism, food, photography, etc. so that they can make the best use of their travel time and meet their personal taste best.

In this tour, the Copper Panda Price Service Mainly includes:
1.A guide with fluent English and certain expertise from AbsolutePanda Tour Team.
2.A nice private car serving the full duration of this tour.
3.The entrance and shuttle tickets listed in this itinerary.
4.Meals as listed in the itinerary
5.Hotels listed in the itinerary for Silver Panda.
6.China domestic travel insurance.


Example Guides:
1)Shay: One of AbsolutePanda’s resident birding experts, Shay speaks English and is a detail-driven guide.
2)Cory: A botany expert and photographer who speaks English, Cory is a passionate guide who excels at leading clients.
3)Lily:   An English speaking guide, Lily is especially skilled at leading clients on tours that involve Yoga and Taiji.

Option 2  Gold Panda

For travelers who want to travel in luxury, the gold panda option is the right choice for you. With this level of service, your group will enjoy the best restaurant, hotel and transportation options available. We will provide the details concerning your trip. Please feel free to ask us any questions concerning this package option.

The Gold Panda Price includes a knowledgeable guide who speaks fluent English, lunch at a popular local restaurant, and a nice private car (a popular international brand) with ample space and a driver who takes you to the
 destinations and back to your hotel. The price does not include your discretionary tips to the serving crew (driver and guide) and any other entrance tickets not listed in the itinerary.

In this tour, the Gold Panda Price Service Mainly includes:
1.An expert guide from AbsolutePanda Tour Team.
2.A nice private car with serving the full duration of this tour.
3.The entrance and shuttle tickets listed in this itinerary.
4.Meals in popular restaurants as listed in the itinerary.
4.Luxury hotels listed in the itinerary for Gold Panda.
5.China domestic travel insurance.


The price does not include your discretionary tips to the serving crew (driver and guide) and any other entrance tickets.

Example Guides:
Bella: A fluent English speaker, Bella is a knowledgeable birding expert and is well versed in Chinese food and local culture.
Philip: A local guide with fluency in English and basic Japanese, Philip is an exceptional photographer and birding guide who has keen interests in Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Chinese cuisine. 

 

For travelers who hope to tailor-make the day programs with their specific travel preferences in mind (transportation, hotels, special privileges, and famous local experts) tailor-making a tour is the best way to ensure your desires are met. Please contact us with your specific needs and we will make an itinerary based on your expectations. Once you confirm, we work out the cost and send it to you. Please feel free to ask any questions to learn more.

 

Please note that guides with specialized knowledge are not always available, especially during our peak tour season (April to October.) If you are in the process of planning a trip, please contact us as early as possible so that we will block the date of our expert guide for you.
 
When you put your trust in our team, we are certain to help you enjoy an unforgettable travel experience in Chengdu!

You just give us your trust, we will do our utmost to make your best travel memory!

Itinerary


Discover the 4800 year old  State of Shu and find the history of Chengdu by Museums.

Summary of Itinerary
Day1  Chengdu Panda Base- Sanxingdui Site Museum- Jinli Street
Day2 Jinsha Site Museum- Chengdu City Museum- 
People's Park&Kuanzhai Alley


Day1. Chengdu Panda+City Museum+Local life      Meals (LD)
Early in the morning, we visit the most famous panda sanctuary-Chengdu Research Center of Giant Panda Breeding(Chengdu Panda Base). Afternoon we will take an hour drive to the Sanxingdui Site Museum in Guanghan, a city next to Chengdu. The museum is one of the largest museums in southwest China and has the best relics from Ancient Shu which is thought to be one of the most important multiple origins of Chinese civilization. After a authentic local dinner, we will have a night walk in Jinli Street, one of the best-known old streets in China.

Accommodation: Minshan Anyi Hotel(Copper Panda)/ Hongtai hotel, Chengdu (Silver Panda) /  Shangri la Hotel(Gold Panda)

Day 2. Sanxingdui+Jinsha+Jinli Street      Meals (BLD)
Second day morning, we visit another museum that has a very close relation with Sanxingdui, the Jinsha site museum. Hardly you can find a 2000-year Civilization bury ground in a city area elsewhere in this world. Afternoon, we appreciate the galleries in Chengdu City Museum and our guide would introduce the thick history background of this 3000 year-old city. Chengdu City Museum is one of the biggest and best comprehensive museum in China. Its displays are ranging from Ancient Shu even before the Terracotta Warriors to the modern era. Our last stop of the day will be the best combination to have a taste of local life in Chengdu- People's Park& Kuanzhai Alley.

Accommodation: /

*Transfer to airport or book an extra night in Chengdu through AbsolutePanda.


Note:
1.Chengdu Museum does not open on Monday.
2. Jinsha Museum does not open on Monday.
3. Sanxingdui Site Museum will open on Mondays. 


Map


The Ancient Shu and Morden Chengdu Museums Trip Map

Accommodations

 
Introduction to the hotels of this tour

Hongtai Hotel

Hotel Shangrila Chengdu



If you need help for hotel booking do feel free to contact us by info@absolutepanda.com 

 
 

FAQs

Here are some top asked questions from our clients for your reference:
 
1. Are these museums far from one another?
All the museums mentioned in the itinerary are only a brief drive by car away from one another.
 
2. Are there any days when the museums are not open?
Both Chengdu Museum and the Jinsha Site Museum are closed on Mondays, besides that, no.
 

We have been asked many interesting questions, here we only selected some of them, you can email us and send us your own panda questions, we are very happy to answer any of your panda questions.
 
Read more our FAQs or feel free to contact us for further questions, AbsolutePanda is more than glad to answer and offer help.
 

Testimonials

We believe travel is art and we also know people are different. Each client has a different understanding of art. Our goal is to do our utmost to make travel of art that most suits you. Below are the testimonials that come from the clients who chose the service of AbsolutePanda team.

My girlfriend is obsessed with pandas. Unhealthily so. I decided to take her on a panda holiday, understanding that it would either:
a) Cure her of this obsession forever or
b) Be a really good holiday!
It worked out as b. AbsolutePanda were amazing in this process; we actually spent two years planing it, and at no point did they become frustrated with us as we changed and rechanged our requirements over and over.

Lily, Philip and Grant showed incredible patience with us, until finally they had formed the perfect itinerary, formed as an adorable PDF with paintings of pandas. We used some airmiles to make our own way to Shanghai for a few days at either end of the holiday, and flew to Chengdu in the middle. For everything else, we were totally in AbsolutePanda's hands, and they proved to be absolutely trustworthy and to take this responsibility very seriously.

First, Lareina (our guide) and Mr E (our driver) met us at the airport. Lareina was great fun, and super helpful - always happy to answer any of our ridiculous questions. Mr E did not speak much English, but was also lovely. They both had impeccable manners and were eager to cater to our every need. They took us immediately for dinner in Chengdu and ordered on our behalf. They paid attention to what we liked and didn't like, and tailored all of our meals around this throughout the trip. Then we went to the Shangri-La hotel, which was incredible - we were on the 34th floor, with stunning views of the city.

The next day, we went to the Dujiangyan panda base, where we explored and saw some pandas - and then each got to hug a baby panda and get a photo! This is not cheap, but a valuable source of income for the panda bases. An amazing experience. We had a lovely lunch and then explored a nearby ancient city and got some great photos. Finally, we drove all the way to the Bifengxia panda base, where we would be volunteering for the next few days. The hotel here was not as impressive since it was in the middle of nowhere (and cold!) but the team went to great efforts to accommodate us. They ordered food for us ahead of time, and provided a series of "breakfast boxes" with all kinds of Western style food and drink that we could eat during our time in Bifengxia. Other hotel guests were very jealous of this!

Over the next few days we volunteered in the panda base, and learned how to clean out the enclosures, prepare bamboo, and fed the pandas bamboo, carrot and special panda-cake. It was surprisingly hard work, but such a wonderful experience to be close to the pandas but away from the crowds of Chengdu. It was really personal and special. When we weren't working, we could explore the panda base as staff and access areas the general public could not. We stayed here for five days, and the staff were all wonderful.

Then Lareina and Mr E returned to pick us up, and we headed to Leshan where we explored the local area, tried the hot pot (amazing, but very spicy!), and took a moonlight stroll along the river. They'd arranged us another amazing hotel, the Ayard Of Ch'an Leshan which felt very authentic. We drank tea, and slept in Chinese PJs. 

The next day we took a hike alongside the largest sitting Buddha statue in the world, and explored some of the local temples. We also wandered some of the shopping streets and bought some amazing local craft items, and saw a local flower show. And in the evening, we went to a Sichuan Opera, which I enjoyed much more than I thought I would! The face-changing magic and puppetry is especially impressive.

On the last day, we visited the final panda base in Chengdu, which is much bigger but also much busier! At this point we were experts in all things panda, and scored highly on the quiz in the museum

At the very end, we were sad to go! We formed some really beautiful memories, and the people were wonderful. We had an incredible experience. I can't recommend it enough.

                                                                               Reviewed November 12, 2018  by Booshtukka




 

                                                                                                            

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