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Do & See

The Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base

There are over 30 pandas which visitors can watch during feeding time at 9am. Afterwards it’s nap time in the comfort of their air conditioned enclosures. August to October is a good time to see new-born babies astonishingly small and fragile compared to their stout parents.
Dujianyan Irrigation System

Dujianyan Irrigation System

This great engineering project was constructed in 256BC and still functions today. Logs, stones and bamboo cages were used to make a water conservancy and this simple construction has been protecting the vast Chengdu Plain for over 2000 years. It is a monument to ancient Chinese ingenuity, a walk across the Anlan suspension bridge is one way to enjoy it. A bus to the Dujiangyan Passenger Transportation Center from Xinnamen Center will take about 1 ½ hours. Change to the local No 4 route bus to go directly to the Dujiangyan scenic spot.
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Wuhou Shrine

The signboard hanging over the top of the gate reads that this is a shrine for an emperor but it is known more as a place of homage for his minister-Wuhou, whose real name is Zhugeliang. Though constructed to honour both him and emperor Liubei, Zhugeliang is the one that earns greater respect among the Chinese people. His story as one of the greatest folk heroes in Chinese history is recounted in the literary masterpiece Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
Dufu’s Thatched Cottage

Dufu’s Thatched Cottage

Dufu is one of the great poets who lived during the Tang dynasty, China’s golden era, 1000 years ago. His haunting poetry is still being taught in schools today and in this park is his cottage and a temple dedicated to him. Check out the intricate bonsais, plants and Chinese paintings that adorn the place.
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Jinsha Site Museum

The museum’s treasures date back 3000 years including impressive relics like the gold mask with the erect eyes and high nose bridge and a presentation of the intricate process of making jade with bamboo thread.
Jinlistreet

Jinlistreet

The 350m long old-style alley has mansions, inns, tea houses, restaurants and an old stage. Watch for the black-faced man jumping out yelling and peddling beef. Be sure to try some snacks at the end of Jinli, those famous numbingly spicy Sichuanese foods.
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Huanglongxi Ancient Town

This ancient town, an hour from the Xinnanmen Center, has a long history of over 1700 years and has preserved both its Ming and Qing dynasties architectures with the old alleys, buildings, arches and trees.
River Viewing Tower Park

River Viewing Tower Park

The park is dedicated to Xue Tao a famous female poet of Tang dynasty. The park is also known for its bamboo and there are over 100 species of the plant. Step on to the top of the Chongli Tower and have a look over the Jinjiang River which appears like a necklace around Chengdu.
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