In the morning pick you will be picked up from the
Chengdu airport by your English-speaking guide and
driver. We will then drive to Chengdu's
attraction, the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base. The
base is located on Futoushan Mountain in the northern
suburbs of the city. The Giant Panda Museum is located
at the base, and it is the world�s only museum that
focuses entirely on the critically endangered giant
museum�s collection includes displays of panda habitat
and of pictures of pandas, and there are many scientific
displays that give visitors a comprehensive education on
their characteristics, habitat and distribution in the
wild, and China�s conservation and breeding efforts.
The Giant Panda Museum houses giant panda specimens,
fossils and dissected pandas. Specimens of panda food is
displayed, and the museum also houses many large
true-to-life exhibits of giant pandas in their natural
environment in ancient times and in their present
endangered wild habitats in Qin Ling, Liangshan
Mountain, Xiang Ling, Min Shan and Qiulai Mountain.
These true-to-life exhibits cover an area of about 300
square meters. The museum educates visitors on their
evolutionary history, their ancient and present
distribution in the wild, and their current situation as
an endangered species, as well as on the present purpose
and focus of scientific research. You will see that the
Chinese government is making a concerted effort both to
protect this endangered animal and its habitat and to
promote public awareness and appreciation of this animal
that is beloved by people all over the world.
After visiting the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base,
and if there is still time before your flight, we�ll
drive back to the city area of Chengdu and take a walk
down Jinli Street, which is considered by many a
must-see in Chengdu.
Jinli Old Street is one of the oldest and busiest
streets in the history of China. As early as the Qin,
Han and Three Kingdoms periods, it was known throughout
the country. This street, which is only 350 meters long,
is a stage for life in Chengdu and showcases its
features. You can taste the flavor of old Chengdu by
seeing the age-old street, official residences, folk
residences, teahouses, inns, wine bars, stages and
handiwork; you can get a taste of authentic Chengdu
flavor by trying local snacks and specialties. Expect to
be fully enthralled by the glamour of the folk customs
in Sichuan Province. Green tiles are placed in order and
bluestone ways twist forward, making people feel as if
time was turned back and they are in the past again.
Tea, dishes, wine, play and brocades with local features
appear before your eyes one after another, creating
quite a feast for the eyes.
Following our walk along Jinli Street you will be driven
to the Chengdu airport in the evening, where you will
fly on to your next destination.