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Top 10 things to do you can't miss in Sichuan

Sichuan is famous as the Land of Abundace because of its fertile soil and rich nature resources. It is also the heaven of traveler which has thousands of sightseeing spot and historical relics. Our travel expert have listed the top 10 of them to help you customize your Sichuan tours.

Giant Panda

Thousands of people travel to Chengdu every day, because there are Giant Panda there. These animals look cute and docile, but there are not many people know that the Giant Panda is the "living fossil" of nowadays. Their history can be dated back to the Pluvial Period(洪积纪) of about 3 millions years ago. And now Chinese people extoll the Giant Panda as the "National Treasure." Travelers have chance to stay close to the Giant Panda in the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base which is just 10km away from downtown Chengdu, and can be reached in about 35 minutes by taxi.

Chengdu Giant Panda

Chengdu Giant Panda

Mt.Emei

In ancient Chinese poets' arts, Emei the best beautiful mountain with pleasant weather, splendid natural scenery and historical Buddhist sites, and now it is proudly reputed as the UNESCO Natural and Cultural Heritage Site. The Spring and Autumn are the two best season to visit the Emei Mountain when has the most amazing scenery and pleasant weather. Travelers will witness the splendid sunrise, sunset, cloud sea and the mysterious Brocken Spectre.

Mt.Emei cloud sea

Mt.Emei

Leshan Giant Buddha

Leshan Giant Buddha, also named as Linyu Buddha, is the largest carved stone Maitrey Buddha Statue and the tallest (about 71 meters / 233 feet) pre-modern statue in the world. It is located at the affluxion of the Minjiang, Dadu and Qingyi rivers. Through a 90 years of construction, the Giant Buddha show its real face to Chinese people in the year of 803(AD). Leshan Giant Buddha is said to be built for calming the turbulent waters that plagued passing boats.

Leshan Giant Buddha

Leshan Giant Buddha

Jiuzhaigou Valley

Jiuzhaigou, known as "the Land of Fairy Tale", is the most popular travel destination in Sichuan. It was declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992, attracting millions of travelers to visit every year. There are 3 valleys, about 108 lakes, 3 waterfall groups, a number of endangered plant and animal species in Jiuzhaigou. Following is a list of Jiuzhaigou attractions and highlights.

Jiuzhaigou Valley

Jiuzhaigou Valley

Jinli Ancient Street

Jinli was said to be the "first street" of ancient Shu Kindom, and is now a part of Wuhou Temple Museum. It is a combination of the Three Kingdom culture and Chengdu local traditional culture,which also is a great place to relax now because it is equiped with a lot of drinking bar, coffee bar, music bar and other entertaining equipments. Night time is most recommended to visit Jinli Street. There are beautiful views of night lamplight, interesting folk shows.

Jinli Ancient Street

Jinli Ancient Street

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