Dujiangyan & Qingcheng Shan Day Tour
8:00 a.m. Chengdu downtown hotel pickup
9:30 a.m. Arrive at Dujiangyan.Don't be fooled by the drab sounding name. The Dujiangyan Irrigation System is an incredible ancient feat of engineering on par in its ingenuity and sophistication with the Great Wall and Grand Canal. Dating back some 2,000 years, the system addressed two of the biggest problems besetting China's rulers: controlling flood-prone waterways and delivering much-needed water to parched land.Dujiangyan is roughly 60 km (37 mi) from Chengdu and is the site where a third-century BC official and engineer named Li Bing devised a scheme (still in use and much expanded today) to both control the dangerous Min River and use its waters to irrigate the surrounding farmland. For this, Li Bing remains a national hero of near mythic status, as attested to by the temple honoring the man and his achievements found at Dujiangyan. Walk across the An Lan Suspension Bridge, one of the old style bridges that spans the Min River. Built in 1,000 AD it remains a thrilling experience to cross.
11:30 p.m. Enjoy authentic Sichuan cuisine at a local restaurant.
12:30-4:30 p.m.In the afternoon you'll climb Mount Qingcheng (Qingcheng Shan), an ancient cradle of Taoism, to Jianfu Gong (Jianfu Temple) at the base of the mountain (about 1.5 hours by foot). Another impressive Taoist temple, Shangqing Palace sits closer to the peak and takes 2.5 hours to reach by foot. After the climb, you'll make your way back down by foot. (A roundtrip cable car is available for an additional RMB 65).
6:30 p.m. Return to hotel
Price Includes and Excludes
What is included?
● English-speaking tour guide
● Admission fees and transportation as listed in the details
● Travel Accident Insurance