Explore China culinary delights in Chengdu and Guangzhou

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Tour type

Tour Level: Mid to High

Tour Comfort: Comfortable

Tour Period: 7 Days

Tour Highlight

Leshan Giant Buddha is the world's largest Stone Buddha statue/Yuexiu Park is the biggest comprehensive cultural view Park in Guangzhou/Wuhou Temple is the world's most influential Museum of relics of the three kingdoms

tour details

Our guide will pick you up from Chengdu airport to your hotel in Chengdu city. After 3 days of Chengdu’s tour, including to visit Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Centre, People’s Park and enjoy the tea in Heming Tea House. Evening go to enjoy famous Sichuan Hot Pot for dinner. Then transfer to Leshan Giant Buddha, Xiba Tofu, Wuhou Temple, Jinli Old Street, you will transfer from Chengdu to Guangzhou. Upon arrival, you will visit Western Han Dynasty Nanyue King Mausoleum Museum, Five-Ram Statue in Yuexiu Park, the Temple of Six Banyan Trees, Shangxiajiu Street, After the tour, transfer to have dinner at famous Lianxianglou Restaurant. After that, you will transfer to Xiguan Mansion, Chen Clan Temple, After a delicious dim sum lunch Pan Xi Restaurant. Transfer to visit Shamian Island and to the Qingping Market. Then have a look at Flower City Square, and Guangdong Provincial Museum and visit Guangzhou Opera House, then move to Haixinsha Asia Olympic Garden and Guangzhou Tower, After dinner, take a cruise on the Pearl River for one hour. Finally departure for Guangzhou.

Arrival in Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan Province. Chengdu is the home and habitat of giant pandas. Its local cuisine is world famous for its spicy food. A city of slow pace life, the city is dotted here and there with various kinds of teahouses. Many local people kill the afternoon away by drinking tea and playing cards in the indoor or outdoor teahouses. The city and its neighbouring areas boast of many natural and historic wonders like Jiuzhaigou, Leshan, Mt.Emei, Dujiangan Irrigation System.Meet with the local English speaking guide in the airport and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure.Accommodation at hotel.
After having breakfast at hotel. Today go to visit the lovely panda at Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Centre, 10 km north of Chengdu city center. The Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Center has been constructed and imitated the pandas' natural habitat in the hope that they could have the best possible environment for rearing and breeding. There you can see pandas almost in their natural environment as they have plenty of space around them. They are incredibly cute to watch. They spend most of their day eating bamboo.Lunch at a nearby local Chinese restaurant. After lunch, transfer back to have some leisure time in People’s Park. It is the most popular park in Chengdu and is host to a colourful mix of Chengdu residents who are always out enjoying themselves in the open air. The park is not only an enjoyable place to relax and mingle; it also has great historical significance. It was the site of the 1911 protests against the Qing government's policy of handing over railway construction to foreigners. These Chengdu protests and strikes set off a chain reaction that helped topple the Qing dynasty.Today, People's Park provides a great public outlet for grandparents with their grandchildren in tow, joggers and tai qi enthusiasts, gamers and musicians and even tea drinkers in need of a good ear cleaning.The crowds tend to gather in a few parts of the park: the chess players are in the southeast corner, the musicians hold court in the middle, the east side is the domain of candy and souvenir hawkers and the west end is where the Heming Tea House sits peacefully in the middle of the park's lake. Have a cup of tea here is a great way to spend a peasant afternoon. Evening go to enjoy famous Sichuan Hot Pot for dinner. Hot pot is the most famous and favourite dish in Sichuan. Sichuan local people consider the hot pot a local specialty, which is noted for its peppery and hot taste, powerful yet fresh and tender. Traditionally Hot Pot is eaten in the cold months. The boiling liquid, meat, and spices all contribute to the warming of the body and soul, instantly taking the chill out of winter. But now people don’t mind what season it is, Hot Pot is welcome at any time.After the tour, transfer back to the hotel. Accommodation at hotel.
In the morning, drive to Leshan and cruise tour of Leshan Giant Buddha. The Buddha is located to the east of Leshan City, Sichuan Province, at the confluence of three rivers, namely, Min River, Qingyi River, and Dadu River. The statue makes itself the most renowned scenic spot in Leshan City. In December, 1996, the location of the Buddha was included by UNESCO on the list of the World Heritage sites. Lunch at Xiba Tofu Restaurant. Here we also can enjoy the local famous dish -Xiba Tofu, a kind of Tofu that specially made with the sweet-mellow water in Xiba Town.After the tour, drive back to Chengdu city to visit Wuhou Temple. The temple was built in the sixth century to commemorate Zhuge Liang (Kongming), known for his great wisdom. Zhuge Liang was a famous military strategist of the tree Kingdoms period (AD220-280) - the three kingdoms are Wei, Shu and Wu that formed the three"Sub-country" Confrontation in ancient China.Later transfer to stroll around Jinli Old Street, which boasts of ancient buildings, traditional cultures, local food and customs. The street of Jinli is to immerse people into the atmosphere of the old Chengdu and give people an opportunity to savour local cultures and foods. You can have chance to taste the famous Sichuan snacks for your dinner. Accommodation at hotel
Morning flight to Guangzhou. One popular summary of Chinese food is “sweet in the south, salty in north, sour in the west, and spicy in the east.”After experienced spicy in Chengdu, today we are coming to Guangzhou for sweet food. Upon arrival Guangzhou, meet with guide and transfer to do the tour start your first visit with Western Han Dynasty Nanyue King Mausoleum Museum. The mausoleum is the showcase of Guangzhou with a history of over 2,000 years. Then move on to the Five-Ram Statue in Yuexiu Park. The sculpture of five rams is the symbol of Guangzhou. It is located in Yuexiu Park, the largest urban parkland in China.After lunch, continue to visit the Temple of Six Banyan Trees. It is an ancient Buddhist temple originally built in 537, one of the four best Buddhist temples in Guangzhou. The temple features a 57.6 m high Flower Pagoda, the tallest old structure in the city.And then stroll around the Shangxiajiu Street. Although just as crowed with people and shops as Beijing Road shopping street, Shangxiajiu has a decidedly stronger traditional/historical feel than the modern Beijing Road. The shops here are housed in colonial-era Qilou (骑楼) buildings, which are a unique blend of 19th century European and Chinese architecture. The connected arcade formed by the buildings' protuding second floors protect pedestrains from the frequent rain showers. Sculptures along the street depict the lifestyle in old Guangzhou.And here we also can taste the local snacks. After the tour, transfer to have dinner at famous Lianxianglou Restaurant. Lianxiang Lou is a very popular and long-standing restaurant serving local Cantonese fare.It was founded in 1889, initially engaging in cakes and biscuits. The unique lotus seed paste cakes were very popular at that time. Lianxianglou has always been thriving. The old staff of Lianxianglou said proudly that Lianxianglou had never lost business for over 100 years. Lianxianglou have been engaging in developing name-branded moon cake manufacturing through all these years. The mini moon cakes with vitelline and lotus seed paste and rice cakes with coconut juice initially made by Lianxianglou are very popular. In 1993, it was entitled as "Chinese Time-honored Brand" and "Domestic Superfine Restaurant" in 1998 by Trade Ministry. After dinner, transfer back to the hotel.Accommodation at hotel.
Morning tour of Xiguan Mansion. Xiguan preserves lots of traditional architectures of ancient styles. Xiguan Mansion is one of the representations. The facade of a Xiguan Mansion was generally built with grey bricks, and the main wooden door is accompanied by a Tanglong (horizontal wooden bars) and a pair of 'café style' outer doors at the entrance. The interior is very symmetrically structured In the past, only the well-to-do families of businessmen or officials could live in these grand and magnificent places.Then move to Chen Clan Temple. It took seven years to built the temple from 1888, the 14th year of Emperor Guangxu of Ch'ing Dynasty, to1894. The Chen clans from 72 counties of Guangdong Province, raised funds to built the temple. This is to help the family members coming to Guangzhou for the Keju exam ("the civil service exam system in ancient China"), this way they could have a place to stay. This is why the temple also called "the Chen Clan Lyceum".After a delicious dim sum lunch Pan Xi Restaurant. Pan Xi Restaurant is a large-scale garden-style restaurant. It is located on the bank of beautiful Li Wan Lake. It occupies an area of 12,000 sq. Meters and is the site of "Chang Hua Garden", an imperial garden of the king of Nan Han Dynasty. Pan Xi Restaurant, ranking No. 1 of the three garden-style restaurants of Guangzhou, has many specialties such as Steamed Whole White Gourd Soup, Garden Herbs Chicken and Assorted Platter. The most famous are its pastries. Transfer to visit Shamian Island. Shamian was once home to the two concessions given to France and the United Kingdom by the Qing Dynasty government in the 19th century. Now it is a paradise in the busy city like Guangzhou. You won't see heavy traffic there. Houses there are from late 19th century and early 20th centur. Return to your hotel in Guangzhou.Finally we are arranged to the Qingping Market. Cantonese people are known to eat anything! To know all about this, come to this market - persimmons, scallops, seahorse, starfish, fungus etc. Any edible stuff that you can find here. It is also a great place to "People Watch".Accommodation at hotel.
Morning have a look at Flower City Square, and Guangdong Provincial Museum. It is a provincial general museum, founded in 1959 and with a land area of 43,000 square meters. It comprises three major parts: the museum, the relic of first national congress of Kuomintang and Lu Xun Memorial House. Other affiliated buildings include Red Tower (红楼) and the observatory of Sun Yat-sen University.Later visit Guangzhou Opera House, The theatre has become the biggest performing centre in southern China and is one of the three biggest theatres in the nation alongside Beijing's National Grand Theatre and Shanghai's Shanghai Grand Theatre.And then move to Haixinsha Asia Olympic Garden and have a distance view of Guangzhou Tower.Evening have a seafood dinner. After dinner, take a cruise on the Pearl River for one hour.Accommodation at hotel .
Breakfast at the hotel Free at leisure before transfer to the airport for your flight to your next destination.

Includes

• Accommodation with daily breakfast at hotel
• Lunch and dinner as mentioned in the program
• Transfers and tours mentioned in the itinerary by private A/C vehicle
• Entrance fees on the site mentioned in the itinerary
• Services of local English speaking guides for transfers, visits and tours mentioned in the itinerary
• Service charge, room tax and baggage handling

Excludes

• Flights to/from China
• International airport tax in Kunming
• Personal insurance
• Chinese visa fee
• Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
• Drinks, tips and personal expenses
• All the services not mentioned in the program
• Porter age services at hotels & airports

Tour code: CNHP-09
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