Southwest China

Southwest China Attractions

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Barkhor Street

Like a treasure trove or something out of Aladdin’s cave, Barkhor Street is an ancient road that circles the square that houses Jokhang Temple. Most ...  Read more

Chengdu Culture Park

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

The Chengdu Culture Park, a downtown green space, specializes in displaying Chinese culture. Located next to Qingyang Palace, there are a variety of special ...  Read more

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 59 Reviews

There are few images more iconic to southwestern China than that of the giant panda. Unfortunately, despite its status as a Chinese national treasure, the ...  Read more

Du Fu Cottage

There aren’t many places on the planet where you can visit the ancient home of a poet who lived over 1,200 years ago. Chengdu’s Du Fu Thatched Cottage, ...  Read more

Dujiangyan Irrigation System

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Despite being constructed in 256 BC, the Dujiangyan Irrigation System continues to serve residents of the fertile Chengdu Plain. A marvel of ancient ...  Read more

Emei Shan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

At 3,117 meters (10,226 feet) tall, Mount Emei is the highest of China’s four sacred mountains of Buddhism. Buddhist monks have made pilgrimages to the temples ...  Read more

Huanglong National Park

Brilliant turquoise pools, quiet rivers, cascading waterfalls and mystical yellow rocks are just part of what makes Huanglong National Park, a UNESO World ...  Read more

Huanglongxi

An ancient town located about 18.6 miles (30 km) southeast from Chengdu, Huanglongxi is named for the Huanglong River, which flows through it. The town ...  Read more

Jinli Ancient Street

When Qin Dynasty traders started selling baldachin cloth on Jinli Street in 220 B.C. they set in motion a chain of events which would turn Jinli into the ...  Read more

Jiuzhaigou Valley

Set in northern Sichuan Province, Jiuzhaigou Valley is regarded by many Chinese as a place akin to being heaven on Earth. One of China’s most famous National ...  Read more

Jokhang Temple

One of the most popular tourist attractions in Lhasa, Jokhang Temple is located on Barkhor Square. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site that consists ...  Read more

Kuan-Zhai Lane (China’s Lane)

When Chinese soldiers of the Qing Dynasty returned from war with Tibet in 1718, many of the soldiers and their families based themselves around Kuan-Zhai Lane ...  Read more

Leshan Grand Buddha

4.5 star rating: Recommended 15 Reviews

The 233-foot (71-meter) tall Grand Buddha in Leshan (also called the Leshan Giant Buddha) holds the record as both the tallest stone Buddha sculpture and one ...  Read more

Lhasa, Tibet

Few places in the world inspire a sense of mystery and magic quite like the Tibetan capital of Lhasa. Closed off to outside visitors for generations, it has ...  Read more

Lingyun Temple

4 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

Located on Lingyun Mountain, Lingyun Temple is also referred to as the Great Buddha Temple because of its spot at the head of the Leshan Great Buddha, the ...  Read more

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