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Museum of Sichuan Cuisine (Chuancai Bowuguan) Tours

Museum of Sichuan Cuisine (Chuancai Bowuguan)
Learn where Sichuan got its spice at the Museum of Sichuan Cuisine (Chuancai Bowuguan). Located about a 1.5-hour drive by car outside of downtown Chengdu near Pixian Old Town, the museum not only gives a history of Sichuan cuisine but is also home to a tea house and a restaurant where guests can sample typical Sichuan food and, possibly, prepare a dish of their own. 

The museum consists of halls that show various elements of Sichuan food, from antique tools used for processing to a collection of more than 3,000 bronze, pottery, porcelain and wooden cookers that span 2,000 years. Perhaps most intriguing are the giant open-topped clay pots containing fermenting chiles and beans that are on their way to becoming douban jiang, a red, fermented paste of erjingtiao chiles and broad beans that is responsible for the deep umami flavor and penetrating heat in famous Sichuan dishes. A visit to the Museum of Sichuan Cuisine gives a guest a unique look—and taste—into one of China’s most popular palates of flavor.

Practical Info

The Museum of Sichuan Cuisine is located about an hour and a half’s drive outside of Chengdu. To get there, either hire a private car or take a bus from Jinsha Bus Station before transferring to a local bus headed to Gucheng (Old Town). Cost to enter the museum is about $25 (150 RMB).
Address: Pixian Ancient Town, China
Admission: 150 RMB
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Half-Day Small Group Sichuan Cuisine Museum Tour with Cooking Class

Half-Day Small Group Sichuan Cuisine Museum Tour with Cooking Class

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Sichuan food is one of China’s great cuisines. Experience it in depth on a small-group tour with a guide at the Sichuan Cuisine Museum, complete with free-flow beer, wine, and soft drinks and a glass of champagne. First, tour the museum, including hands-on displays, tastings, a raffle, and a garden. Next, learn to cook three different Sichuan dishes alongside an experienced chef, then feast on the fruits of your labors.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$64.10
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US$64.10

Sichuan Cuisine Museum Tour With Hotel Pickup

Sichuan Cuisine Museum Tour With Hotel Pickup

Pixian Douban is used particularly in Sichuan cuisine, it is known as "the soul of Sichuan cuisine", named after the town of Pixian, a history dated 3,000 years.  Today you will visit a museum located at Gucheng Village in Pixian, about 40km west of Chengdu.  
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$119.03
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US$119.03

Chengdu Impressions Tour of Sichuan Cuisine Museum and Giant Pandas

Chengdu Impressions Tour of Sichuan Cuisine Museum and Giant Pandas

See Chengdu’s famous pandas and explore Sichuan culinary culture on this all-day excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, visit Chengdu’s top panda research facility and watch as infants and adults nurse, play, and tumble. Then, head to the Sichuan Cuisine Museum and sample delicious local food while learning to prepare an authentic meal with the help of a professional chef.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$264.11
Price varies by group size
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US$264.11
Price varies by group size
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Private Day Tour: Panda Base and Museum of Sichuan Cuisine with Cooking Lesson

Private Day Tour: Panda Base and Museum of Sichuan Cuisine with Cooking Lesson

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Combine two essentially Sichaun experiences, a Sichuan cooking class and a visit to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, on a 10-hour private tour from Chengdu. Learn all about panda conservation and rehabilitation efforts, then try your hand at some spicy traditional Sichuan recipes at the Museum of Sichuan cuisine. Transportation included; panda center admission and cooking class costs are up to you.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$128.21
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US$128.21
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Chengdu Panda Tour and Sichuan Cuisine Experience

Chengdu Panda Tour and Sichuan Cuisine Experience

Have a full day unique experience of the most important parts in Chengdu, see cuddly Giant Pandas in Chengdu Research Base, gain amazing Cooking Experience at Sichuan Cuisine Museum, and enjoy private travel service with English-speaking guide on this all inclusive tour.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$264.11
Price varies by group size
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US$264.11
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Private Chengdu Day Trip to See Pandas and Sichuan Cuisine Museum

Private Chengdu Day Trip to See Pandas and Sichuan Cuisine Museum

Have close contact with giant pandas and expand your food knowlege and taste Sichuan food by visiting the Musuem of Sichuan Cuisine on this full-day private Chengdu tour. Learn more about panda's life and the spicy food culture from your informative tour guide. Door-to-door hotel pickup and a comfortable car are included so you can just enjoy your trip.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$214.36
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US$214.36
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Private Half-Day Cooking Experience at Sichuan Cuisine Museum

Private Half-Day Cooking Experience at Sichuan Cuisine Museum

Sichuan cooking has long been one of China’s favorite cuisines. Discover it yourself—without the delays of a group tour or the hassles of public transport—on this private cooking experience at the Sichuan Cuisine Museum. After a hands-on tour of the museum, work alongside a professional chef to prepare three Sichuan dishes, then savor them with fruits and beverages. Choose between morning or afternoon classes to suit your schedule.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$202.57
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US$202.57
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Chengdu Day Tour of Sichuan Cuisine Cooking and Experiencing Local Life

Chengdu Day Tour of Sichuan Cuisine Cooking and Experiencing Local Life

Get a glimpse of life in Chengdu on this private full-day tour that includes a visit to the Sichuan Cuisine Museum. Taste and learn how to prepare local foods, explore People's Park, and enjoy a traditional tea tasting.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$198.54
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US$198.54
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Chengdu Impression of Giant Panda and Sichuan Cuisine Cooking Experience

Chengdu Impression of Giant Panda and Sichuan Cuisine Cooking Experience

Enjoy a fun and interactive day in Chengdu where you'll get to see beautiful animals, and also learn about Sichuan cooking. Take the stress out of organizing transfers by having all transport organized for you. You’ll travel between dispersed attractions with a guide to accompany you. Highlights of the day include the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda, the Sichuan Cuisine Museum, and having an interactive cooking class.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$264.11
Price varies by group size
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US$264.11
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Private Chengdu Classic Tour: Panda Base and Sichuan Cuisine Research

Private Chengdu Classic Tour: Panda Base and Sichuan Cuisine Research

This full day private tour will lead you to touch two classic sights of Chengdu: Giant Panda and Sichuan cuising museum including cooking class.  You will learn Sichuan cuisine history, cooking process, learn to cook from chef, you will also practice, and moreover you will go to local seasoning market to explore this world famous cuisine secrets. All entrance tickets, Sichuan dishes cooking pratice, lunch, private English-speaking guide and driver, whole day transfer service are all included in this 8-hour tour.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$280.00
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US$280.00
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Highlight of Chengdu Private Day Trip: Chengdu Panda Base and Cooking Class in Sichuan Cuisine Museum

Highlight of Chengdu Private Day Trip: Chengdu Panda Base and Cooking Class in Sichuan Cuisine Museum

An early-morning visit to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is your best bet for seeing the namesake giant pandas without the crowds, and this tour provides the prompt hotel pickup needed to make it happen. After seeing the pandas, head to the Sichuan Cuisine Museum to spice up your afternoon with a hands-on cooking class (and lunch, of course), and then take a spin around a local market with your guide around to answer any questions about unfamiliar items.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$102.57
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US$102.57
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Private Exclusive Sichuan Spicy Cuisine Day Tour and Panda Base Visit

Private Exclusive Sichuan Spicy Cuisine Day Tour and Panda Base Visit

Enjoy the two essential Chengdu experiences—a visit to the giant pandas and a taste of Sichuan’s spicy fare—on this private guided door-to-door tour. Spend the morning admiring the pandas at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, then savor a restaurant lunch. Later, tour the Museum of Sichuan Cuisine, get a hands-on masterclass from a professional chef, and wash down your meal with drinks including wine.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$236.61
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US$236.61
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Private Full Day Sichuan Gourmet Food Tour from Chengdu

Private Full Day Sichuan Gourmet Food Tour from Chengdu

Bring an empty stomach and an open mind for this gourmet food tour from Chengdu and enjoy a full day discovering the gastronomy of China’s Sichuan province. Explore historic Luodai and sample Hakka treats like sticky rice balls and smoked goose at the many street food stalls. Next, learn how regional specialty Pixian chili bean paste is made on a factory tour, then uncover the region’s culinary secrets at the Museum of Sichuan Cuisine. Back in Chengdu, end your tour with a delicious hot pot dinner at a traditional restaurant.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$153.85
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US$153.85
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9-Day Cycle Panda Kingdom, Sichuan province, China

9-Day Cycle Panda Kingdom, Sichuan province, China

Our Panda Kingdom Cycling Tour has been designed to offer cyclists an intimate look at rural Sichuanese countryside, as well as the rich cultural and religious history this province has to offer. Taking you through ancient towns which formed the beginnings of the ‘Old Tea Horse Road’ and religious sites with over 1500 years of history, we have carefully designed the route so that the ride takes you through tranquil roads and greenways allowing you to relax and enjoy the classic lush greenery of rural Sichuan. Predominantly riding on greenways, small country roads and village tracks the ride is comfortable and manageable for most riding levels.
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  • 9 days
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US$2,680.00
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US$2,680.00

Private Tour:One day tour with Chengdu folk culture

Private Tour:One day tour with Chengdu folk culture

We have private guides who are familiar with the local area to show you the local folk customs of chengdu and explain the history, culture and folk customs of chengdu. You have a great chance to learn how to cook a very traditional meal under a professional tutor, and you will explore a typically culture with all various ways in a local park. Travel like a local is the theme for today.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$286.16
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US$286.16

Cooking and Food tour in Panda’s hometown

Cooking and Food tour in Panda’s hometown

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Brings you to the adorable pandas, and more! Pandas are more then good-looking and cute, they are special! Join us to find out a full story of how do they live, why are they here and even funny things about these precious neighbour and treasure of human being! Chengdu is so-called the “Heavenly Land of Rich”. Food is absolutely one of the greatest things to be explored. The “hidden” but “well known” (by locals) places in the alleys & neighborhood are the best Chengdu has to offer.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$295.39
Price varies by group size
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US$295.39
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Chengdu Panda Base and Sichuan Cuisine Museum One Day Tour

Chengdu Panda Base and Sichuan Cuisine Museum One Day Tour

The tour covers one of the must-sees in Chengdu, that is the panda base, which is close to the downtown and can be conveniently reached. Chengdu was awarded the honorary title of "culinary world capital" by UNESCO, having a try to make the local Sichuan food adds a different experience to this leisure tour.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$249.00
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US$249.00
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 Private Chengdu Panda Base and Sichuan Cuisine Museum Day Tour

Private Chengdu Panda Base and Sichuan Cuisine Museum Day Tour

The World Tourism Organization Executive Director Zoltan Somogy said that the fame of panda and the flavor of Sichuan cuisine are two treasures of Sichuan. This tour contains these two treasures of Sichuan, so that your the journey has not been made in vain.Discover some little secrets of the cute panda through the explanation of the guide.Taste unlimited Sichuan authentic local snacks in Sichuan Cuisine Museum and learn the over 3000-year-old history of Sichuan cuisine.Join us,let's experience the charm of panda and Sichuan cuisine together.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$116.58
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US$116.58
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