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One Day Chengdu Tour for Pandas and Sanxingdui Museum

Cuddly and Mysterious Kingdoms

40 kilometers north of central Chengdu, by the same highway as Chengdu's Giant Panda Breeding Base, the bronze-age Sanxingdui site is regarded one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century.

Thousands of rare treasures from two large sacrificial pits dating back to Shang Dynasty times (1600–1046 BC) have recently been supplemented with finds from six new sacrificial pits, which visitors can see being prepared for display in Sanxingdui Museum.

This tour not only takes you to visit the cuddly kingdom of giant pandas, but also the mysterious Kingdom of Shu (a.k.a. the Sanxingdui Civilization). The protected pandas and Sanxingdui's relics are both considered national treasures.

Tour 'Wow' Points

Witness Rare Treasures Only Seen in China

Sanxingdui Museum had held exhibitions in more than ten overseas countries over the last twenty years, but many treasures have only been exhibited in China (like the four below).

the rare treasures in Saningdui Museum
the rare treasures in Saningdui Museum

Discover Sanxingdui's "Alien" Civilization

The archeological finds of the Sanxingdui Civilization show it to be quite "alien" to the contemporary Shang Dynasty by the Yellow River, traditionally the cradle of China, down to the way they made bronze. The protruding eyes of its bronze heads tally with local Shu Kingdom records of their "alien-looking", bulging-eyed, founder Cancong.

The unique treasures in Sanxingdui Museum
The unique treasures in Sanxingdui Museum

A Morning Date with Active Pandas

It is best to go early in the morning to see the pandas feeding at around 9:30am, which is their most active time of the day.

A Cuddly Panda
Giant Panda

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Itinerary Quick Look

Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.

8:00am Meet Your Tour Guide at Your Hotel Lobby

Your personal private guide will contact you a day in advance and arrange the starting time according to your preference.

9:00–11:00am Giant Panda Base

Visiting the city's panda base can be a challenge as it is quite large and has various animals. We've designed a smart route to beat the crowds as much as possible while timing it to the pandas' active period for you.

12:30–1:30pm Lunch

After the short road trip on to Sanxingdui, you will be served with a Sichuan meal at the restaurant of Sanxingdui Museum.

1:30–4:30pm Sanxingdui Museum

Sanxingdui Museum, in the northeast corner of the Sanxingdui Ruins archeological site, is where the Shu Kingdom's 3,000-year-old treasures are displayed. Discover a unique part of China's history in this large modern thematic museum.

4:30-6:00pm End the Tour and Transfer Back to Your Hotel

As this is a private tour, you can decide whether to spend more or less time in the different areas according to your interests. The schedule is flexible and only for your reference.

FromCNY1170/ USD182p/p Based on a private tour for 2 people. Price varies depending on program, travel date, number of people

Price includes:

  • Private air-conditioned business car with big windows and ample space
  • English speaking local guide
  • Activities and meals listed in the itinerary
  • 24/7 helpline for while you are traveling

Tour code: cd-87

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