Reasons to Recommend: The Dujiangyan Irrigation System is located along the main branch of the Lancang River, west of Dujiangyan City. It was constructed in the Qin dynasty around 256 BC by Li Bing, Prefecture Chief of Shu County, and his son. It is one of the few ancient Chinese water conservancy projects that has remained preserved and intact. The project consists of three primary works—Yuzui Diverting Embankment, the Feishayan Spillway, and the Baopingkou Water Inlet, and two secondary works which include the Baizhangdi (the thousand-feet dam) and Renzidi (the y-shaped dam). They divide the Yongjiang River into an outer and an inner branch, the former of which is used to divert floods and the latter for irrigation. This has allowed the Western Sichuan plateau to become "the land of abundance" as we now know it.
Reasons to Recommend: Qingcheng Mountain is dubbed as the "most quiet and secluded place in the world". It is the birthplace of Taoism and there are many Taoist temples to explore there. Qingcheng Mountain is divided into two parts: Qingcheng Front Mountain and Qingcheng Back Mountain. They require separate tickets. The Front Mountain is a place where Taoist culture and cultural relics are concentrated. Visitors talking about “Qingcheng Mountain” are often referring to the front mountain; Qingcheng Back Mountain is known for its natural scenery making it a good place for vacation and leisure.
Reasons to Recommend: Mount Emei is one of the four famous mountains of Chinese Buddhism, and it is also the temple of Samantabhadra Bodhisattva. There are numerous Buddhist monasteries in the mountains that combine to give this place a holy and serene atmosphere. The scenery in the mountains are beautiful. The four seasons each have their own characteristics. If you are lucky, you can see the sunrise and sea of clouds. Do note that the monkeys in Mount Emei are notoriously naughty. They are not afraid of people, and even take the initiative to ask tourists for food.
Reasons to Recommend: The Leshan Giant Buddha is located on a rock wall of the Lingyun Mountain at the junction of Leshan's Min River, Qingyi River, and Dadu River in Sichuan. It is a sacred place for Buddhist and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Leshan Giant Buddha depicts a seated image of Maitreya and it is an exquisite piece of cliff-carving work from the Tang Dynasty. The colossal statue is about 70 metres high and over 1,300-years-old, making it the largest stone Buddha in the world, and by far the tallest pre-modern statue. It took an astonishing three generations of craftmen and 90 years to complete. When viewing the tall and majestic Giant Buddha, one cannot help but marvel at the wisdom of the ancients. In the absence of modern large-scale tools, they were still able to leave such a legacy.
Reasons to Recommend: The scenery of the Xiling Snow Mountain has its own unique characteristics throughout the year. The main peak Miaojiling is one of the highest peaks around Chengdu at a height of more than 5,000 meters above sea level. The top of the mountain is covered in snow all year round and is magnificently beautiful. In spring, the azaleas in the mountains and fields are in full bloom forming a sea of flowers. Due to the lush forests, this attraction is ideal for avoiding the heat during summer. The winter season runs from end November till end March. During this period, the mountain attracts many visitors to its snow-filled attractions. There are ski resorts in the mountains as well as snowmobiles and dog sleds available for rent.
Reasons to Recommend: Bipeng Valley is located within the Solo Valley in Putou Rural Area, Li County, Aba Prefecture, and lies at the northern foot of Siguniang Mountain. It is the ideal place to view the red maple leaves. Every autumn from September to October, this area is enveloped in a splendid red. It doesn't matter whether you cross the valley on foot or ride a tourist buggy, for both will give you unique travel experiences. In the winter, you can also enjoy beautiful views of snow-covered landscapes.
Reasons to Recommend: Bifengxia Giant Panda Base is located in Ya'an, Sichuan province. The area receives year-round precipitation and mist and is surrounded by forest. The beautiful natural landscape and fresh air attract a large number of visitors. The panda base offers a semi-wild environment for pandas, as well as a zoo with lions, tigers, and other predators. Visitors can feed the animals.
Reasons to Recommend: Ledu Theme Park is a resort congregate of theme parks. It is composed of different programs such as World Village, Entertainment Paradise, Five-Star Resort, Wildlife World, Liangjiang Holiday Hotel and many othes. The park is home to exciting entertainment facilities as well as children's programs, such as rotating bees, fruit buggy, happy jellyfish and more.
Reasons to Recommend: Chongqing Zoo is situated in Yangjiaping in the city's Jiulongpo District. The zoo is home to one of China's national treasures, the panda, of which there are more than in the average zoo. The National Huanan Tiger Breeding Center is also based at the zoo. There is nothing better than visiting the zoo at the weekend with kids to look at the variety of animals. Chongqing Zoo is home to quite a complete range of animals, including giant pandas, giraffes, lions, zebra, elephants, tigers, crocodiles, and apes. If you follow the instructions when you stroll around the zoo, you can see all the animals without walking down the same path twice.
Reasons to Recommend: The Sanxingdui Museum holds and displays over a thousand precious cultural relics in bronze, jade, gold, and ceramic, unearthed at the nearby Sanxingdui (“Three Stars Mound”) archaeological site. The Sanxingdui Archaeological Museum is quite large and comprises two independent exhibition areas. The first area is a general exhibition where you can see gold, copper, jade, stone, and ceramic cultural relics. The second area is the bronze exhibition, which houses all sorts of bronzeware that has been unearthed at the site.
Reasons to Recommend: Mugecuo in Kangding City, also known as Dahaizi, is a mountain lake in northwestern Sichuan. The water is very clear as they come from the melted water of the snow mountains. Visitors can pick a spot wih good views and comfortably enjoy the crystal clear waters and beautiful surrounding mountains. There is also a hot spring in the scenic area. If you are interested, take a hot spring bath and eat some local hot spring eggs.
Reasons to Recommend: Liu’s Manor Museum, once a private residence of the landlord Liu Wencai, is now a well-preserved landlord's manor. The museum's treasure house displays the cultural relics of Liu Wencai's collection, including some paintings, writings and cultural relics and daily necessities. In the backyard of the manor, there is also are large-scale sculptures - “Rent Collection House”, which shows how the landlord collected his rent and made inspections. In the north of Rent Collection House, there is a three-story building. This is the "Lady's Building", which is said to be the residence of unmarried ladies in Liu family.
Reasons to Recommend: The Great Waterfall of the Chishui Danxia Tourist Area (a danxia is a red rock cliff landform unique to China) is located in the southern part of Chishui City, Guizhou Province. The waterfall cascades like a ribbon suspended over a red danxia cliff, a majestic sight to behold. Once you have come through the entrance, you can choose from two roads. One side is for visitors to travel by foot, and the other is reserved for electric tram cars. On the walking path, you can enjoy the danxia topography the whole way, with the reward of the Great Waterfall at the end. The waterfall roars loudly, and you can climb the large rock in the middle of the water to experience the Great Waterfall up close.
Reasons to Recommend: This museum is in the northeast part of Zigong City, situated on a major dinosaur fossil excavation site in Dashanpu, and is one of a relatively rare number of museums dedicated to dinosaurs. You can learn all sorts of new things about dinosaurs here. The museum has two floors. Eighteen stunning dinosaur skeletons are on display on the first floor, as well as many fossils. On the second floor, sound, light, and electronic models are used to recreate the setting in which the dinosaurs lived.
Reasons to Recommend: The Shunan Zhuhai National Park is located in Yibin where Changning and Jiang’an counties meet. The air here is pristine and the scenery is gorgeous. You can see many products expertly crafted from bamboo at the park's Changning Zhuhai Museum. You can even get a panoramic view of the “bamboo sea" from the aerial tramway. When you come here, don't forget to try a meal prepared fully from bamboo at a local farmhouse. You can get bamboo shoots, bamboo fungus (a type of edible fungus), bamboo eggs, and bamboo tripe, all of which are delicious.
Reasons to Recommend: Located within the Bifengxia Scenic Area, the Bifengxia Wildlife Park offers clean air and beautiful scenery. You can see all kinds of wild animals at the park, which is a great place to learn about animals and get close to nature. It's a great place to bring kids for a wildlife adventure. Most of the animals here roam free, and guests can ride the feeding trucks and feed lions, tigers, and bears. It’s very exciting to watch these large, ferocious animals carry off their prey.
Reasons to Recommend: The ancient town of Huanglongxi is located roughly 40 kilometers from Chengdu and boasts a history of over 1700 years. There are cobbled streets from the Ming and Qing dynasties, along with ancient memorial archways, temples, buildings and houses. A traditional festival is called the Fire Dragon Festival. The event is so well known that Huanglongxi is nicknamed the "the village of the Chinese fire dragon". The village is used as a set for films today, including films like Hibiscus Town (Fu rong zhen). The local snacks of Huanglongxi are also well-known. One-strand noodle, crispy pork legs, pearl tofu pudding and braised yellow catfish are all worth a taste!
Reasons to Recommend: Chongqing Wild Animal World is situated at Yongchuan's Shuangzhu County. Here you can take a sightseeing tour, learn about wild life, and get close to nature by watching and interacting with animals. In the park there are also recreational facilities and animal performance shows, making it a great place for a family tour.
Reasons to Recommend: Hanhai Ocean Park is located along Longzhou Bay in Chongqing's Banan District. There are a total of 12 venues at the park including the Tropical Rainforest Experience, Secrets of the Rainforest, the Chinese Sturgeon Pavilion, the Milky Way Jellyfish Pavilion, and a temple to the gods of the sea. The graceful, luminescent bodies of the silky soft jellyfish on display in the tanks are truly a wonder to behold. At the Aegean Theater, visitors can watch Russian water ballet, feed deep-sea fish, listen to the stories of the Ocean Baby, watch the tribal-style legendary Sun Festival performance and many other artistic performances, beloved by children and adults alike.
Reasons to Recommend: Tongji flower sea is located in jianjiang road, qiaolou village, tongji town, pengzhou city. The park is equipped with intelligent greenhouse greenhouses, and there are eight theme flower exhibitions including tulip exhibition, buttercup exhibition and dahlia exhibition all year round. It is a good choice for the park to plant all kinds of flowers to enjoy the flowers.