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Dear visitors, I'm Sichuan freelance guide Haba Yefei, I have been guiding in Sichuan, Yunnan and east Tibet since July 2007.
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used Haba in March 2013 on 2 occasions. First to visit Panda Breeding Research Base. Haba was excellent and enhanced our experience here. Most significantly my wife #1 prioirty was to hold a panda and see behind the scenes at the Nursery. As the panda play costs CNY2000 the CNY600 we paid for Haba made sure this was booked in early and that my wife knew what to do to maximize her experience. As the panda only requires 1/2 to 2/3 day we included a good late lunch at a dumpling house and a tour of the peoples park and centre square on our way back to hotel. CNY600 (for 2 persons) included pre-purchased entry tickets so we went straight in on arrival and did not have to queue. WE found haba had a good knowledge of the panda facility and he made us aware of quite a few things about the panda, panda natural situation in Chengdu and information about the release trials etc. This added value to our panda experience that was well worth the fee paid (A$50 each) used Haba again to take us out to Dujlangyan (irrgation project, Minjiang River area and ancient bridges) where we needed a car. Given the 50km distance from Chengdu Haba organised a car and driver for the whole day. The driver dropped us off at the top and we only had to walk downhill on all the steps (a lot of them) with the driver meeting us again at the end of the day at the front of the tourist area around the ancient bridges. We doubt we would have been able to make this trip on our own using public transport and felt that the fee paid was good value - particularly as there is much less english information in this area. Recommend Haba as a professional and well informed guide. [we paid cash and communicated directly rather than via web page]
My wife and I used Haba as our guide for April 8-10, 2012. In a word, he was fantastic! Up until that point in our two week trip, our culinary experiences were rather lacking but all that changed when we arrived in Chengdu and met Haba. Not only did he find us great places to eat, but his previous experience as a guide proved invaluable in recommending destinations and experiences that previous clients had found particularly impressive. This all culminated with our time in Sichuan as easily being the highlight of our trip. And all this was thanks to Haba. He takes great care of his clients, right down to the tiniest details. Not to mention that he has a wonderful sense of humor and is genuinely a pleasure to be around.
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Myself and 4 other friends just returned from our trip to China 20 - 23 March 2012 (Chengdu, Juizhaigou and Xian). We were muslim ladies from Malaysia and this was our first time visiting China. We thank God for letting us meet such a wonderful and pleasant tour guide by the name of Haba. He made our trip to China so memorable, full of sweet memories and unforgettable. He was so accommodating, helpful, punctual, extremely knowledgeable, experienced, speak very fluent English, a great translator, energetic and of course the best trait in him was his sincerity which really shown in the way he treated us.
Apart from the agreed itineraries, he brought us into the Muslim areas of Songpan, visit to Qiang village, muslim night market at Xi'an which were really a valuable experience and eye opener to us. His untiring effort to find muslim restaurant even at the remote towns and sincerely looking out for mosques at every stop made us so at ease and pleased. Such itinerary really suit what we have dreamt off before we start our tour. He didn't complain whenever we repeatedly asked for stops (as we arranged for a private van). We really can't thank him enough for his warm hospitality to us. His sincerity gave sense of security to us. The journey was so pleasant with a young and careful driver which we would like to communicate to him if not for the language barrier.
We don't think we will be able to gain such invaluable experience if we joined the big tour group. All our friends were amazed with our opportunity to explore such unique lifestyle of some ethnic groups in China. They envy our experience and most of them were so interested to join should we have similar tour in future. I really recommended to viewers who surf this website that Haba is one of the best, knowledgeable, excellent, sincere tour guide.
There are 5 Panda Sanctuaries in Sichuan Province as below,
1. Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding Base(Chengdu Panda Base), 16km away from the city center, established in 1987,is the best place to see pandas of all ages,well designed facilities to watch over 50pandas there.
Address:40km south to Chengdu
Price:free of admission fee
Huanglongxi (Yellow Dragon River) is a 1700 years old town situated in the Chengdu southern suburb. The town is located by a clear river and surrounded by green mountains. Most of the natives are living by farming,and still keeping their very old traditional lifestyle.
It's my 40th day as a tour guide on Synotrip and Synotrip has already brought me 2 tours without even asking for any money.
I used to be a tour guide working for Lijiang CITS. With a daily salary of RMB25, and nearly no payment at all in the winter, as very few tourists come in the winter, it was so hard to make a living!
There are something should be avoided while traveling in Sichuan.
1.Avoid visiting Panda when the temperature is warm.
Most of the pandas will be moved to air condition rooms if temperature warmer than 26 Celsius degree.
The warmer of the temperature the less active they will be.So start early( before 8am) to see the panda
Address:400-500km northwest to Chengdu
With a total area of 20,000 square km,this huge Tibetan grassland is my favorate place.
Yaks,Tibetan Nomad Tents and monasteries are the main things you can see in this huge grassland,no internet no starbucks.
Address:Shangli Old Town,Ya'an City,Sichuan Province
Price:no admission fee
Shangli Old Town is an ancient water town 20 km away from the Ya'an Bifengxia Panda Breeding Center. Surrounded by mountains and water, Shangli Old Town is noted for its evergreen trees, delicate hillocks, wooden resident houses, stone-paved streets, pagodas, ancient archways, caves, prings, and ancient stone bridges.
Address:Baima Village,Yutang Town,Dujiangyan,Chengdu,Sichuan Province
The Panda Valley is located is the Qingcheng Mountain range,50 km away from Chengdu.
The valley is the training base to develop their survival skill in the wild. On Jan 11st, 2012
6 pandas from Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Base were the first trainees in the
Address:Ya'an City Bifengxia Scenic Spot
There are two Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center in Sichuan,one is Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center,the other one is in Bifengxia,120 km south west to Chengdu.
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