Embark on a guided day tour and experience the traditional Chengdu lifestyle which includes a visit to the Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center, Factory Memory Park, the Wide and Narrow Street, the Bamboo Gardens in Wangianglou Park and the Culture Revolution restaurant to enjoy a hot pot dinner. Enjoy the leisure life of Chengdu locals by seeing a cute panda in the Panda Garden, going back to the old industrial times through the memory of Factory Memory Park, walking on the ancient street of the Wide and Narrow Street and drinking tea and playing mahjong in the Bamboo Gardens in Wangianglou Park. A special hot pot will be arranged for dinner.
Your Chengdu tour starts in the early morning. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel and then together you will head for the Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center in the suburbs, just 10 km north to Chengdu. There, you will be able to see the lovely pandas making various funny movements while eating and playing, and you will have a good chance to take a picture of them. It is also a pleasant experience here to walk in the wide bamboo garden.
After the tour in the Panda Garden, your guide will take to you an interesting park of Factory Memory, built on the base of an old factory. The east suburb of Chengdu was known for its many large factories, but now they have all been moved out of the city, and a park was built on their site. It is an interesting park mixed with both old factory and modern pop culture.
Enjoy a delicious Sichuan snack before heading on to the Wide and Narrow Street built about 300 years ago. Although this area has been taken over by a lot of western style cafes and bars, you can still experience the ancient history through the square yard and wooden door. Enjoy an hour at this location at your own leisure and feel free to take some photos.
In the late afternoon your guide will take you to Bamboo Garden, also called Wangjiang Park, built 1000 years ago. It was built to commemorate famous women poet such as Ms. Xutao during the Tang dynasty. The highlight of the park is also its forests boasting of 100 varieties of bamboo. You will be enthralled as you walk beside the yellow columns of bamboo; you can also hear the exquisite sound when the green leaves sway with the wind. And if you are tired of walking, you can always take rest under the wonderful shade created by the green leaves of the bamboo trees.
For dinner your guide will take you to a special hot pot restaurant, the Culture Revolution Hot Pot. From the decor to the waiters, everyone is dressed in the style of the Cultural Revolution. Try hot pot and experience the history by enjoying the songs from revolution time.
Hot Pot of Chengdu is a well known dish in China. Hot pot is hot and spicy, and whether it is winter or summer, the hot pot restaurants are full of locals. People believe eating around the round pot means friendship and uniting. Naturally, the guide will not miss this opportunity to show you the delicious food of Chengdu.
Conclude your tour back at your centrally located hotel.