Our most recommended things to do in Chengdu

China (with VPN), Hong Kong and Macau: eSIM Data Plan

1. China (with VPN), Hong Kong and Macau: eSIM Data Plan

Enjoy a high-speed data pack to stay connected with your friends and family on WhatsApp and seamlessly check up on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter throughout your trip to China. Access all these Apps and websites without being restricted by the Chinese firewall or using a VPN, providing you with connectivity if you are going to China, Hong Kong, or Macau. This data plan comes with an eSIM and you don’t have to switch SIM Cards between your devices anymore. Simply scan the eSIM profile then follow the simple steps of installation and you can get connected to the Internet once you arrive. The eSIM data service is only supported on eSIM enabled devices. Please check if your devices have eSIM functions before you place the orders. All iPhone model launched beyond iPhone XS can support eSIM. For Android, if you are unsure, please check with the guideline photo for eligibility. If you can not connect to the internet after install this eSIM, please follow the Self Help Troubleshooting Guide in your GYG voucher. APN (Access Point Name): ctm-mobile Local operator info: China - China Unicom Hong Kong: csl Macau: CTM

China: eSIM Data Plan with VPN for Hong Kong, Macau, & More

2. China: eSIM Data Plan with VPN for Hong Kong, Macau, & More

Make your trip hassle-free with your convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in China, Hong Kong, and Macau. Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. Remember to choose the carrier, which varies depending on the plan. Most devices released after 2019 are compatible with eSIM (e.g. iPhone XR, XS of models beyond, Google Pixel 4 and beyond). If you are unsure, please check the compatibility guideline photo to confirm eligibility. If you can not connect to the internet after install this eSIM, please follow the Self Help Troubleshooting Guide in your GYG voucher. Carriers to use: China, Hong Kong, and Macau plan - CMCC / CSL / CTM Hong Kong and Macau plan - CSL & SMARTONE & 3HK / CTM

Chengdu Sichuan Opera Evening Show Ticket - Shu Feng Yan Yun

3. Chengdu Sichuan Opera Evening Show Ticket - Shu Feng Yan Yun

Sichuan opera is traditionally enjoyed in a tea house, where the audience can relax with tasty snacks and hot tea while enjoying the performance. Sufengyayun Tea House is one of Chengdu's best, located in the Chengdu Culture Park near Qingyang Palace. The building is in the style of Sichuan's rustic Old West Shu Country. You'll be in for a treat, as the ancient Chinese dramatic art of bian lian (face changing) is a highlight of the show. Performers wear brightly colored costumes and move to quick, dramatic music. Their faces are hidden by vividly colored masks... and in a fraction of a second, the masks change, revealing completely new faces. The vip tickets can choose 1 from the 3 available local experience provided by the opera house: A. ear-cleaning; B.massage; C. dress up a simple opera costume. Each activity takes about 10 to 20 minutes and is available 20 - 30 minutes prior to the opera. The show start at 18:00pm and 20:00pm and the show lasts for 90 minutes.

Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base Ticket

4. Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base Ticket

When you come to Chengdu, you should definitely not miss the Panda Base. You can watch those pandas playing, eating, sleeping, getting angry or fighting. They may take the action alone, or gather together with other companions. Every move of them is so adorable that you cannot help yourself praising the cute creature. You can also learn some common knowledge about giant panda while visiting. You can watch the baby pandas in their delivery rooms, and there is also the panda museum to show you more about this Chinese national treasure. The base was constructed to simulate the original ecological surroundings for pandas’ living and breeding with an extremely high greening rate. You would feel in the wild with clear lake, streams, bamboo forests, grass lands, etc. In addition to pandas, there are also red pandas, black-necked cranes, white storks, white swans, black swans, geese, peacocks and so on, making you feel at a small funny zoo

Full/Half-Day Chengdu Panda Base Private Tour with Options

5. Full/Half-Day Chengdu Panda Base Private Tour with Options

In the morning, your tour guide will sign your name and meet your hotel lobby at 07:30am or 12:30pm( Normally, we recommended the panda tour should go at the morning, due to have more chance to see the pandas) and transfer to Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, need 30 minutes driving, 15km. Chengdu's Giant Panda Breeding Research Base is home to over 80 of China's iconic pandas. Most are of the familiar black and white variety, but the Base is also home to a number of the smaller, lesser-known red pandas. You'll view the animals eating and at play in a carefully maintained habitat that is as close to their natural environment as possible. You'll also learn how scientists and ecologists are working to protect the few remaining wild pandas and expand the captive population. On that last note, over 100 bears have been born at the Base since 1987. The Base became even more important after the Sichuan earthquake of 2008, with eight bears sent here from the badly damaged Wolong reserve. Your visit provides both moral and financial support for the ongoing conservation effort. After the half day panda tour, you will have a chance to continue to visit the Leshan Buddha, Huanglongxi old town, Chengdu city & Hot Pot Lunch as a full day tour.

1 Day Chengdu Giant Panda & Leshan Giant Buddha Day Tour

6. 1 Day Chengdu Giant Panda & Leshan Giant Buddha Day Tour

This 1 day private combination tour in Chengdu is the perfect opportunity to see one of the world’s most beloved but also endangered animals, the Panda, as well as a chance to stand in the presence of the great Leshan Grand Buddha. More than anything, this tour will provide an excellent introduction to the local culture and story of Chengdu. The tour begins with a morning drive to the Panda Breeding Reserve where we will stay from 7:30 - 11:00. At the reserve you will be able to see these adorable animals up close. You'll also find out how this endangered species is being protected in China and what you can do to help out. Following the pandas, the tour will then drive for about 2 hours to visit Leshan Giant Buddha, where we will stay until 16:00. At 71 meters the Giant Buddha (also known as Dafo) is the tallest stone Buddha statue in the world. An 8th-century monk carved it out of a cliff face on the river. You can take a little walk on the hill that will lead you very close to the Giant Buddha, or your can even take the boat and enjoy a breathtaking view from the river. Your tour will end at 16:00, when you will be driven back to Chengdu hotel.

Dujingyan and Mt Qingcheng day trip with Taoism Experience

7. Dujingyan and Mt Qingcheng day trip with Taoism Experience

After early pickup from your downtown Chengdu hotel, travel to Mount Qingcheng by private, air-conditioned vehicle with your guide. One of China’s most important Taoism centers, this densely forested mountain featured in 2016's Kung Fu Panda 3 and inspired its makers to create the movie's idyllic-looking Panda Village. On arrival, ride electric kart to the entrance and set off to explore the highlights of temples, pavilions, and other attractions. Trek up to the Moon City Lake and ride a cable car to Shangqing Palace, Qingsheng’s must-see building. Perched at 3,280 feet (1,000 meters) and dating from the Jin Dynasty (265 AD-420 AD), this elaborate complex was rebuilt in the 1800s and consists of serene temples and an ancient gingko tree. Hike further to see the enchanting Laojun Pavilion, and if the weather permits, admire the spectacular views from here over the city of Dujiangyan far below. After descending by foot and cable car, and having lunch at a local restaurant, travel to the Qinyan Pavilion, where a viewing platform commands panoramic views of the Dujiangyan irrigation project. Take in the scale of the system — the world’s oldest and only surviving non-dam irrigation facility — and learn how this 3rd-century BC marvel still channels waters from the River Minjiang to the surrounding farmlands. Then, continue to the Erwang Temple (Two Kings Temple), a grandiose wooden complex on the banks of the Minjiang built to honor the irrigation system’s designers. From here, walk across the Anlan Suspension Bridge to view two of Dujiangyan’s best-known sections — Fish Mouth Weir and Bottle-Neck Channel. See how his fish-mouth-shaped levee and channel funnel the river waters, and then stroll through Lidui Park and beautiful bonsai gardens before returning to Chengdu. Your tour then ends back at the starting point.

Chengdu: Giant Panda Research Base & Leshan Buddha Day Tour

8. Chengdu: Giant Panda Research Base & Leshan Buddha Day Tour

Stop At: Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), No.1375 Xiongmao Avenue the Outside Northern Third Ring Road, Chenghua District, Chengdu 610081 China Our guide will greet you at your hotel lobby and we then do a short drive to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding – be sure to fully charge you devices, they are what we call film/battery killer! It’s a beautiful park where we will the giant pandas, red pandas and if we are lucky we could even see the baby pandas in the Panda Nursery. Come here early we will more likely to see pandas in their breakfast time and play time! At the lunch time, our guide will recommend the local cuisine according to your flavor taste (own expense). Duration: 4 hours Stop At: Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo), No.2435 Lingyun Street, Shizhong District, Leshan 614000 China After spend morning time at Panda Centre, we will drive for 2.5 hours to one of the World Heritage sites – Leshan Giant Buddha Join us to find out the philosophy of Buddhism and stories behind. There are also amazing architectures such as heritage and local life for you to explore with expert guides. Duration: 4 hours

Chengdu Panda Breeding Center tour option panda keeper

9. Chengdu Panda Breeding Center tour option panda keeper

Sichuan is known for being home to giant pandas in the wild, and there are two popular sights to help with research and breeding of these incredible mammals—Chengdu Panda Breeding Center and Dujiangyan Giant Panda Center. Expand your panda knowledge, and see baby pandas up close by going on a half-day tour of one of the centers. No need to worry about figuring out local public transport as door-to-door transfers are included Meet your friendly English-speaking guide at your hotel lobby and you’ll head to the Chengdu Panda Breeding Center, a non-profit research and breeding facility for giant pandas and other rare animals. Spend your morning with the cutest, yet impressive, creatures in China! 3 hours inside the Panda Center, tour through the baby and adult panda areas. On a guided tour, visit different sections of the center to get a full overview of a panda’s development. Visit the baby garden, where you can see giant panda cubs born in summer, which weigh only about 3.5 ounces (100 grams) at birth and by the third month are able to walk on their own. Then stop at the sub-adult garden, where the adolescent pandas hang out, and see the adult garden, which houses the giant pandas in all their full-grown glory. Take pictures of this endangered species eating bamboo, sleeping or frolicking about. Finally, visit the red panda section to see these small adorable animals and try to spot the sleeping red pandas stretched out on branches in the red panda garden.

One day as Volunteer: Big Panda in Sechuan

10. One day as Volunteer: Big Panda in Sechuan

If you love pandas, what better way to get up close with them and contribute to their welfare than this 1-day volunteer program at Bifengxia Panda Base in Sichuan? An experience you'll never forget, not only will you work alongside members of the Panda Base staff, you'll be visiting them in their home, learning about conservation and helping to conduct behavioral scientific research on giant and red pandas. You'll arrive at the Research Base entrance around 08:30, where you'll be met by conservation education staff who will act as your translator and guide, before they escort you to the panda enclosure to meet the keeper—your teacher for the day. You'll work alongside the keeper who will assign you tasks including cleaning the pandas' enclosures, food preparation or, one of the highlights – feeding the pandas with apples tied to bamboo rods. You may also have the chance to help bathe the pandas and you'll get to observe their behavior at various times throughout the day. After lunch, the staff will meet you and escort you back to the enclosure—the Panda Base is very big and it's easy to get lost in the maze of trails. If you'd like to take pictures with the pandas, your guide will take you there (this is not included in the tour price).

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