China - Chengdu4 days & 3 nights, Spotlight Journey
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Discover some of the wonders of western China on this exciting journey. Pay a visit to the lovable giant pandas at the Breeding and Research Institute of Chengdu. After seeing some of the city's other highlights, travel onward to Leshan to marvel at the world's largest stone statue of Buddha, an incredible 1,200-year-old sculpture carved out of a hillside.
Day 1Arrive Chengdu
Upon arrival in Chengdu, you will be met and accompanied to your hotel.The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu - 3 Nights
This morning, pay a visit to the Giant Pandas at the Breeding and Research Institute of Chengdu. After lunch, discover the city's famous Qingyang Taoist Temple, one of the most celebrated in China. Continue on to the popular People's Park, host to a colorful mix of Chengdu residents. Pick up a game of chess or listen to lively music before stopping at one of the local teahouses for a cup of tea.The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu (B, L)
Travel south of Chengdu to Leshan, famous for the UNESCO World Heritage Grand Buddha - the largest in the world. Carved out of the cliffs during the Tang Dynasty over 1,200 years ago, the 233-foot-tall Buddha is one of the most impressive sculptures in China. After lunch at a local restaurant, return to Chengdu.The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu (B, L)
Day 4Depart Chengdu
Today you will be escorted to the Chengdu airport for your onward flight.(B)