Southwest China Points of Interest and Places to Visit

Southwest China

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Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 150 Reviews

Despite the giant panda’s status as a Chinese national treasure, the animal’s numbers have been reduced to just 3,000 individuals over the years, mainly ...  Read more

Renmin Park (People's Park)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 33 Reviews

Renmin Park, a lively open green space in southwest Chengdu locally known as People's Park, is full of just that—people playing cards, people doing tai chi, ...  Read more

Leshan Giant Buddha

4.5 star rating: Recommended 21 Reviews

Standing 233 feet (71 meters) tall, the UNESCO-listed Leshan Giant Buddha holds the record as the tallest stone Buddha sculpture in the world and is one of ...  Read more

Mt Emei (Emeishan)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

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

Dujiangyan Panda Base

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 49 Reviews

Dedicated to giant panda care, China’s Dujiangyan Panda Base, set near Chengdu in the Sichuan province, focuses on rehabilitation, disease prevention, and ...  Read more

Jinli Ancient Street

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 25 Reviews

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

Mount Qingcheng

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 Reviews

At a user friendly height of only 1,290 meters (4,234 feet), Mount Qingcheng is one of the best day trekking options surrounding Chengdu. Due to its lush green ...  Read more

Sichuan Opera House

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

For more than 100 years dancers, singers and other performers have been presenting traditional Sichuan operas for travelers and tourists seeking a true cross ...  Read more

Dujiangyan Irrigation System

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 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

Du Fu Cottage

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

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

Sanxingdui Museum

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

When a Sichuan peasant in 1929 unearthed a piece of jade while digging ditches in a field, he set in motion a chain of events which would lead to the largest ...  Read more

Wuhou Memorial Temple

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

With a past that dates back nearly 2,000 years this popular temple complex in southern Chengdu is steeped in various levels of history and lore. Occasionally ...  Read more

Mengding Mountain

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

China is known for its tea, which comes straight from Mengding Mountain. Considered the birthplace of the world's tea culture, as well as being home to the ...  Read more

Huanglong National Park

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

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

Jiuzhaigou Valley

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

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

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