• Location: Chengdu, China
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
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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.

Highlights

  • Private Dujiangyan and Mount Qingcheng day trip from Chengdu
  • Hike and ride cable cars on Mount Qingcheng, an ancient center of Chinese Taoism
  • Admire the lush slopes, palaces, lake, and temples
  • Learn about Qingcheng's history and 2016 role in 'Kung Fu Panda 3'
  • Visit the Dujiangyan project, the world’s oldest non-dam irrigation scheme
  • Cross the Anlan Bridge to see how this ancient project directs the River Minjiang
  • Private air-conditioned transport, lunch, entrance fees, and central hotel pickup and drop-off included

What You Can Expect

All-Inclusive Private Day Tour of World Heritage Sites: Mount Qingcheng and Dujiangyan

Mountain Qingchengshan

After early pickup from your downtown Chengdu hotel, travel to Mount Qingcheng by private, air-conditioned vehicle with your guide.

One of China’s most important Taoism centers, this densely forested mountain featured in 2016's Kung Fu Panda 3 and inspired its makers to create the movie's idyllic-looking Panda Village.

On arrival, ride a electric kart to the entrance and set off to explore the highlights of temples, pavilions, and other attractions. Trek up to the Moon City Lake and ride a cable car to Shangqing Palace, Qingsheng’s must-see building.

Perched at 3,280 feet (1,000 meters) and dating from the Jin Dynasty (265 AD-420 AD), this elaborate complex was rebuilt in the 1800s and consists of serene temples and an ancient gingko tree.

Hike further to see the enchanting Laojun Pavilion, and if the weather permits, admire the spectacular views from here over the city of Dujiangyan far below.

After descending by foot and cable car, and having lunch at a local restaurant, travel to the Qinyan Pavilion, where a viewing platform commands panoramic views of the Dujiangyan irrigation project.

Take in the scale of the system — the world’s oldest and only surviving non-dam irrigation facility — and learn how this 3rd-century BC marvel still channels waters from the River Minjiang to the surrounding farmlands.

Then, continue to the Erwang Temple (Two Kings Temple), a grandiose wooden complex on the banks of the Minjiang built to honor the irrigation system’s designers.

From here, walk across the Anlan Suspension Bridge to view two of Dujiangyan’s best-known sections — Fish Mouth Weir and Bottle-Neck Channel.

See how his fish-mouth-shaped levee and channel funnel the river waters, and then stroll through Lidui Park and beautiful bonsai gardens before returning to Chengdu. Your tour then ends back at the starting point.

Customer Reviews

Jim S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Lily was excellent. You must do this tour!!!

Nathan Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

The tour was good. Our tour guide, Ivy Wang did a wonderful job. She took care of us the whole trip and accommodated to our needs during the entire trip. We will definitely recommend her.

Kelly M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

This was a great tour! Our guide Abby was very knowledgeable and was an amazing guide. We enjoyed the beautiful hike easy up Mount Qingcheng to the Taoist Temple. There were so many beautiful photo opportunities and Abby allowed us to move at our own pace. The Dujiangyan irrigation system was also another beautiful site. This was a FULL day tour with lunch- which was very good as well. Abby and Lily handled all the transportation and ticket arrangements so all we had to do was to sit back and relax and take in the wonderful sites.

Carol-Ann L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

This was a great introduction to the outer reaches of Chengdu! Cassie was a really wonderful tour guide and Fish provided good driving service as we drove out to Mount Quingcheng and Dujiangyan. Cassie and Fish kindly postponed my departure time, since I'd just flown in from California the night before, but I recommend sticking with the early departure time. We ended up stuck in both morning 1.5 hours and evening 2.5 hours rush hour traffic which was quite bad and I'm from San Francisco so I know bad traffic!. Besides the traffic, the tour agenda was just right. Seeing the World Heritage sites was fascinating, and Cassie provided a running commentary that was both informative and entertaining. The extra transportation at Mt. Qingcheng electric cart, boat, and aerial lift was helpful to someone experiencing jet lag and feeling the effects of elevation. We stopped at a very good neighborhood restaurant for lunch, and I got to see the kitchen and some of the cooking! Be prepared to eat with chopsticks! Then we toured the Dujiangyan irrigation system which is an amazing engineering and construction project still functioning since 200BC! We didn't have time to drive to the top most viewing spot, but walked all around the project area near the river level. I'll go to the overhead viewing spot if I ever go back, but the diorama set up in the Qinyan Pavilion gave a good overview of how the project was designed, as long as Cassie was there to translate the signs! I recommend this excursion for those that want to get out of downtown Chengdu and see some of the countryside.

Michael K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This tour was fantastic! The guide was really friendly and informative, and the driver was extremely professional. Highly recommended!

David B United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

We had an absolutely amazing day with Lily from WestChinaGo Travel Service. The entire experience was incredibly personalized, well-balanced, and fun from start to finish. Lily was extremely professional and thoughtful and incredibly responsive to our inquiries and needs. She was particularly attentive to each member of our group's needs which made for a very positive experience.

Magoo United States of ... 

4 star rating: Recommended April 2017

First, my compliments to a very professional, knowledgeable and attentive guide Mia.
The Dujiangyan Irrigation project truly shows the intellect and engineering abilities of the builders. If the stunning visuals are not enough, the scope of the project should impress anyone. A photography buffs delight. Sadly, only limited physically challenged access assistance available.
The initial impression of the Mt. Qingcheng park is just as impressive as the visit. However, physically challenged access is limited to the base portion of the park and anyone who wants to visit the top needs to have great walking shoes, be willing to do some climbing, and have lots of energy for a lengthy effort.

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