Mt. Qingcheng Tours

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Regarded as the birthplace of Taoism, and one of its most sacred mountains, Mt. Qingcheng has a history dating back 2,000 years. Surrounded by peaks and lush forests, Mt. Qingcheng offers a peaceful escape from the big city of Chengdu, and there are plenty of temples, historical sites, and cultural relics for visitors to enjoy.
 
The Basics
There are two main parts to Mt. Qingcheng: the front and the rear. Most of the temples and other historical and cultural attractions can be found in the front, including Jianfu Palace, Shingqing Palace, and Tianshi Cave. The rear mountain is known for its tranquil natural scenery and is a popular area for hiking. The most popular route to climb the front is to take a ferry across Yuecheng Lake, and then a cable car up, before walking the final 20 minutes to the summit. Just that doing so doing so will bypass a number of temples and other historic and cultural sites.
 
Many visitors combine a trip to Mt. Qingcheng with nearby Dujiangyan Irrigation System (the combined area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site). While it’s possible to visit independently, visitors will gain a better appreciation of the Taoist significance of Mt. Qingcheng through a guided tour.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Mt. Qingcheng is a must-visit for those interested in Taoism.
  • There are separate entrance fees for the front and the rear. There is an additional cost to take the boat and the cable car.
  • Bring a jacket or layers if visiting in the fall or winter.
  • Wear sturdy and comfortable shoes if planning to hike.
  • A full day tour of Mt. Qingcheng and Dujiangyan Irrigation System can take upwards of 10 hours.
 
How to Get There
Mt. Qingcheng is located 40 miles (64 kilometers) east of Chengdu. For those not visiting on a tour, take the metro to Xipu, then a train to Qingchengshan station, and finally a bus to the scenic area entrance. You can also take a bus to Qingchengshan from Xinnanmen Bus Station in Chengdu. From Dujiangyan, take bus 101 or 102 to Mt. Qingcheng.
 
When to Get There
Mt. Qingcheng is very popular with Chinese tourists. Avoid visiting during weekends and public holidays, especially the May and October national holidays.
 
Top Sights at Mt. Qingcheng
Jianfu Palace is the best preserved temple on the mountain. It was built during the Tang Dynasty and is still a fully functioning Taoist temple with over 100 monks. Situated at 3,280 feet (1,000 meters), Shangqing Palace dates from the Jin Dynasty and was rebuilt in the 1800s. Tianshi Cave is where ancient Taoist master Zhang Daolin was said to have lived. And from Laojun Pavilion, take in the stunning views over Dujiangyan City below.
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All-Inclusive Private Day Tour of World Heritage Sites: Mount Qingcheng and Dujiangyan

Visit two UNESCO-listed Sichuan sights on a full-day private trip from Chengdu. Hike and ride a cable car up forested Mount Qingcheng, the birthplace of China’s Taoist religion. View the Shangqing Palace, temples, and lake, and learn how Qingcheng starred in the movie 'Kung Fu Panda 3.' Plus, visit the Dujiangyan project, the world’s oldest non-dam irrigation facility to see its ingenious 3rd-century BC design. Includes private transport, lunch, and central hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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All-Inclusive Chengdu Highlight Panda Trip and Customizable Sites

Discover Chengdu in your way on this customizable private day tour including comfortable transportation, English-speaking tour guide, entrance fee and lunch served in local restaurant, see loving Giant Pandas at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda in the morning and choose optional afternoon sightseeing you are interested.
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
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Qingcheng Mountain and Dujiangyan Irrigation System Day Trip from Chengdu

Escape the metropolitan madness of the city and experience the natural splendor of the Sichuan region on an immersive full-day excursion from Chengdu. Marvel at the sacred temples and impressive halls cradled by dense layers of bamboo trees at Qingcheng Mountain. Gain fascinating insight into the mystifying construction of the Dujiangyan Irrigation System from your knowledgeable guide and hear of how the structure led to significant agricultural development in the region. Enjoy convenient round-trip transportation from your Chengdu hotel and feast upon an authentic Chinese lunch during this tour.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Mount Qingcheng and Dujiangyan Dam Guided Day Trip from Chengdu

Immerse deeply into Chinese culture with your local guide on this door-to-door day trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mt. Qingcheng and Dujiangyan Irrigation System. Spend the morning discovering Taoist wonders on Mt. Qingcheng: ride the cable car, cruise Moon City Lake, visit Shangqinggong Palace and the Cave of the Heavenly Master, and have lunch in a temple. In the afternoon, tour the 2,000-year-old Dujiangyan flood control system.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Private Custom Chengdu Sightseeing Tour

Make the most of a private guide and flexible itinerary, tailored to your interests, on this full-day tour of Chengdu, including lunch and transport (optional). Stroll along lively Kuan-Zhai Lane, browse the markets and shopping centers, then relax in a traditional teahouse in People’s Park or tuck into Chengdu’s famous hot pot at a local restaurant. Alternatively, escape the city for a tour of Mt Mengding, marvel over the world’s largest Buddha in Leshan or see adorable Giant Pandas at the Chengdu Panda Base. It’s up to you!
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Chengdu Private Day Trip: Dujiangyan Irrigation System and Mount Qingcheng

Combine visits to Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System on a 10-hour private day trip from Chengdu. Both of these UNESCO World Heritage sites serve to teach visitors about Chinese history in areas of engineering and religion. Entrance fees and private round-trip transportation from Chengdu hotels included.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Private Day Trip to Dujiangyan Irrigation System and Mount Qingcheng from Chengdu

Combine visits to Mount Qingcheng and the UNESCO-listed Dujiangyan Irrigation System on this 10-hour private trip from Chengdu. Learn about Chinese Taoism during the visit to scenic Mount Qingcheng and ancient eco-friendly irrigation at the Dujiangyan site. This private tour includes round-trip hotel transportation and ensures personalized attention from your dedicated guide.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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One-Day Private Customize-able Chengdu Panda Breeding & Research Center and City Highlights

See Chengdu’s famous pandas and explore the city on this custom-crafted excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, visit Chengdu’s top panda research facility and watch as infants and adults nurse, play, and tumble. Then, design your own itinerary with the help of a private guide and embark on a journey to local landmarks, including museums, temples, palaces and tombs.
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
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Chengdu Panda Base Tour and More As Your Wish

This tour first makes your panda dream come true and then you may decide where to go after. Chengdu is not only a city full of historical heritages, but is a nice place for people who seek leisure and scenic beauty. There are a lot of options you may choose from. This tour offers you the most flexibility by leaving the afternoon time open and lunch and entrance fee on your own, but please feel assured that your guide will always be there to offer you advice based on the actual situation and your interest.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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One-Day Dujiangyan Giant Panda Base Volunteering and Irrigation System Tour

What is the best way to serve a giant panda? The answer is short and simple: to be a Panda volunteer! One-day Dujiangyan Giant Panda Base volunteering and Irrigation System tour provides an absolute close encounter with adorable panda bears. It is the most effective way to learn life of Pandas and their habitat. As a volunteer, you may even feed the pandas personally as well as other interactions with them such as cleaning their enclosures and cooking for them! After the volunteering work, you will visit the oldest irrigation system in China, Dujiangyan Irrigation System, and the old town nearby.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Chengdu Private Panda Trip with Afternoon Private Custom Tour

Customize your own private tour from Chengdu. Combine a visit to the Chengdu Panda Base with any other Chengdu attractions you want during the course of 9 hours with a dedicated guide. Round-trip hotel transportation included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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