Chengdu has three famous features – Giant Panda, History and Leisure Living Pace. Today, you will go to explore these tree features one by one. First is to visit the lovely Giant Pandas in Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, which is the No. 1 thing to do in Chengdu. You will leave your hotel early and drive about 30 minutes to the panda base so that you can catch up the great moments of pandas, such as feeding, playing, climbing trees, etc. There are different enclosures for pages of different ages, such as all around to see baby pandas,1-year-old pandas, teenage pandas, and older pandas. Beautiful walking paths will lead you to visit the enclosures from one to next. Enjoy the happy time with pandas.
The second place to visit is the sacred Wenshu Temple which is hidden peacefully among the modern mansions. This temple is the most popular Buddhist temple in Chengdu region. It has beautiful traditional ancient architecture. The atmosphere is calm and quiet, some people are praying. There is a little garden and the monastery is very colorful and decorated. After the Wenshu Temple, you are going to explore the leisure living peace of locals at Renmin Park and Jinli Street. Renmin Park, or People’s Park is the place for locals to go for a relaxing walk, meet friends, or have a cup of tea. While Jinli is the “street of tourists”. You can wander on the traditional old street to absorb the special atmosphere of Chengdu, taste local snacks, watching a performance, etc.
Lastly, you will be transferred to board your train to Lhasa which will departure at 21:37, and take you to travel totally 3,600 km, via northwestern China – Lanzhou, Xining, crossing Qinghai Tibet Plateau, and arrive at Lhasa in the morning of the third day. Though a long journey, but you will see and experience a lot – the world’s highest altitude railway, enjoying the endless snow-capped mountains outside and the windows and witnessing the wild life on the Tibet Plateau…
Tips of today: 1. You’d better get to the railway station about 45 minutes ahead of departure time. Ticket Check-in starts 30 minutes before your aboard; 2. Prepare some foods for the long train journey.