Chengdu

3 Days/2 Nights

 

 

 Day 01 Arrive in Chengdu

Airport/Railway Station pick up, and then transfer to your hotel

 

Day 02 Chengdu (AB,L)

One day city tour in Chengdu, Thatched Cottage of Dufu, Wuhou Shrine, Panda Studying Center

 

Day 03 Leave Chengdu (AB)

Transfer to Airport/Railway Station, depart Chengdu

 

 

Hotel

Rating

Low Season

Single Supp

High Season

Single Supp

Anguo Hotel

4 star

$199

$ 100

$229

$ 120

v       High season Apr, May, Sep, Oct

v      Optional tours (with tour guide, Private bus service, admittance):

A, Chuan Opera Show: $35/person

B, Hot Pot: $25/person

C, Local Snacks: $25/person

 

 

 

          Chengdu is one of the 24 well-known historical cities approved by the Sichuan provincial committee and the State Council of China. 2,300 years ago, King Kaiming the 1Xth of the Shu State relocated his capital here. In 256BC, the Shu County Governor Li Bing and his son built the Dujiang Dam. Since then the Chengdu plain has never had any flood or drought disasters and its farm and handicraft industries have prospered. The Chengdu plain has hence been referred to as the "Kingdom of Heaven." Since then, Chengdu has become the state capital of Sichuan, and an important political, economic, cultural and military center in the southwest. It was one of the 5 famous cities in Han Dynasty, and the best commercial city second to Yangzhou only in Tang Dynasty. It was also the second largest cosmopolitan city of the North Song Dynasty (960-1127) next to its capital city Bianjing, where Jiaozi, the earliest paper money in the world, was first circulated.

 

 

 

 

Thatched Cottage of Dufu / Dufu Caotang

 

 

 

Du Fu (AD 712-770) lived in a period when the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907), one of China's most flourishing dynasties, began a slide into decline. Seeking refuge from the rebellion war, Du was forced to move to Chengdu. With the aid of friends, he built a thatched cottage by the Flower Bathing Brook and settled here for 4 peaceful years. It was here that he wrote 240 of his 1400 poems.
    In AD 761, a storm destroyed the roof of the thatched cottage. This led to the writing of one of his masterpieces, "the Song of Autumn Winds Destroying My Cottage". In this poem, he expressed his anxiety for the plight of other poverty-stricken scholars and the desire for shelter for all the poor.
    After Du Fu's death, people built a new cottage on the ruins of the original site, as a memorial to Du. Today, the Thatched Cottage has become a commemorative museum in the form of a traditional garden. The area contains several interesting structures, including the grand lobby, the Shrine of Gong Bu (Du's official title) and the Memorial Hall of Du Fu.
    In the grand lobby stand two antique wooden screens. One bears a brief account of Du's life and the other, a traditional Chinese painting of Du's cottage. Inside the Shrine of Gong Bu are stone tablets of the Ming (AD 1368-1644) and Qing (AD 1644-1911) dynasties. Du's poems have been translated into 15 foreign languages and are on display in the Memorial Hall of Du Fu.
    Each year, on the seventh day of lunar January, local scholars and poets get together in the cottage to honor Du Fu. They celebrate his works by chanting his poems to the accompaniment of dances and music.

 

 

 

Wuhou Shrine  

 

 

 

Panda Studying Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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