This morning your local tour guide will pick you up from your Chengdu hotel to visit the Chengdu Giant Panda Research and Breeding Center – the world’s largest panda scientific research center and the residence of more than 100 giant pandas. You can stroll at your leisure through the bamboo lined pathways that lead to each panda home where you can closely observe giant pandas of all different ages as they eat bamboo, play with each other, climb trees, etc. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to see the mother pandas nursing their cubs in the center’s nursery rooms. You can also visit the very informative Panda Museum to learn about the history and science involved with this amazing species. After meeting the pandas, we will take you to a hidden ancient Buddhist temple right in the middle of bustling downtown Chengdu – Wenshu Temple. This spiritual haven contains exquisit Buddhist architecture, peaceful tree-lined paths and a quiet, reverent atmosphere befitting its centuries of history as an important temple.
Chengdu is widely recognized throughout China as a laid back, relaxing city, and you can witness this firsthand when we take you to visit Renmin Park. Relax and order a pot of Chinese tea and chat with your traveling companions as you watch the locals indulging themselves in many traditional activities including playing mahjong, dancing, etc. After a calming visit to the park, we will take you to the famous Old Jinli Street for a stroll on the lively streets full of delicious local snacks, traditional handicrafts, folk shows and much more.
After visiting Old Jinli Street, your tour guide and driver will escort you back to your hotel.