Top 6 Popular Sites aside Chengdu – you must see

19/10/2014
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Chengdu is the most popular tourist cities in China, following Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, for the Giant Panda. However, are there other tourist sites around Chengdu? Yes, we listed here the top 6 popular sites aside Chengdu, Sichuan.

Leshan Giant Panda

Leshan Giant Panda

Top 1 The Giant Buddha in Leshan

With a height of 71 meters, the Leshan Giant Buddha is the biggest stone carved seated Buddha in the world. It is said to have been built to calm the turbulent waters that plagued passing boats on the Min River.
Visit there; you will have a chance to cruise on Minjiang River to see Giant Buddha and the Reclining Buddha.
Opening Time: Apr. 1st – Oct. 7th : 7:30am ~ 6:30pm; Oct. 8th ~ Mar. 31st: 8:00am ~5:30pm;
Ticket: 90 yuan.

Mt. Emei

Mt. Emei

Top 2 Mt. Emei

Mount Emei is one of the Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains of China. It features some 26 temples, including 8 major ones, which frequently hold Buddhist ceremonies. There are many words to describe Mt. Emei, such as beautiful, ancient, towering and mysterious. Its highest peak is Jinding (Golden Summit), about 3079 meter above the sea level. At Jinding, you will see clouds sea, dazzling sunrise, Buddha rays and saint lamps. Other sites: Wannian Temple, Qingyin Pavilion and Thin strip of sky.
Opening Time: Apr. 1st – Nev. 15th : 6:30am ~ 6:00pm; Nev. 16th ~ Mar. 31st: 6:30am ~5:00pm;
Ticket: 185 yuan/ 110yuan.

Jiuzhaigou

Jiuzhaigou

Top 3 Jiuzhaigou ( Nine Tibetan Villages )

Jiuzhaigou (Jiuzhai Valley) is a major feature of the Sichuan Scenic Area, located in Nanping County, 280 miles to the north of Chengdu downtown. It is a great masterpiece of nature with dreamlike scenery, combining blue lakes, waterfalls, verdant forests, snow-covered mountains, and the folk customs of the Tibetan and Qiang peoples.
Opening Time: Apr. 1st – Nev. 15th : 6:30am ~ 6:00pm; Nev. 16th ~ Mar. 31st: 6:30am ~5:00pm;
Ticket: 220 yuan/80yuan.

Huanglong

Huanglong

Top 4 Huanglong National Scenic Area

Huanglong is well known for its colorful lakes, snow clad mountains, valleys and virgin forest. Huanglong’s beauty is beyond mere words: it must be witnessed in person to truly appreciate this “Fairy Land on Earth“.
Opening Time: 8:00am ~ 5:00pm;
Ticket: 200 yuan/60yuan.

Dujiangya Irrigaton Project

Dujiangya Irrigaton Project

Top 5 Dujiangyan Irrigation Project

Constructed over 2,200 years ago, Dujiangyan is the oldest and sole surviving non-dam irrigation system in the world. The project continues to provide a crucial role in draining off floodwater, irrigating farms and providing water for more than 50 cities in Sichuan Province.
Opening Time: 9:00am ~ 5:50pm;
Ticket: 90yuan.

Mt. Qingcheng

Mt. Qingcheng

Top 6 Mt. Qingcheng

Qingcheng Mountain is a famous Taoist mountain in China, and is also a natural attraction due to its evergreen scenery. The mountain was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2000 and was portrayed in the Dream Works animated film Kung Fu Panda 2.
Opening Time: 8:00am ~ 5:50pm;
Ticket: 90yuan.