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[1-Day Tour] Dujiangyan & Qingcheng Shan (Private)

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Private Tour

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Chengdu

Dujiangyan | Qingcheng Shan

For a fascinating insight into the role of rivers in shaping Chinese history there's no place better than Dujiangyan. Discover the heart of an irrigation system dating back over 2,000 years, learn about its original designer and visit a temple built to honor him (and his dragon-taming prowess). Walk the huge suspension bridge spanning the Min River which boasts stunning views of this ancient engineering project and finally, ascend 1,600 m to the top of Mt. Qingcheng to discover the Taoist temples found upon its sacred slopes.

Details

8:00 a.m. Chengdu downtown hotel pickup

9:30 a.m. Dujiangyan Irrigation Project (Dūjiāngyàn Shuǐlì Gōngchéng, 都江堰水利工程) (about 2 hours)

The Dujiangyan Irrigation System is an incredible ancient feat of engineering on par in its ingenuity and sophistication with the Great Wall and Grand Canal. Dating back some 2,000 years, the system addressed two of the biggest problems besetting China's rulers: controlling flood-prone waterways and delivering much-needed water to parched land.Dujiangyan is roughly 60 km (37 mi) from Chengdu and is the site where a third-century BC official and engineer named Li Bing devised a scheme (still in use and much expanded today) to both control the dangerous Min River and use its waters to irrigate the surrounding farmland. For this, Li Bing remains a national hero of near mythic status, as attested to by the temple honoring the man and his achievements found at Dujiangyan. Walk across the An Lan Suspension Bridge, one of the old style bridges that spans the Min River. Built in 1,000 AD it remains a thrilling experience to cross.

11:30 p.m. Lunch at a local restaurant (not included in price)

12:30 p.m. Qingcheng Shan (Qīngchéng Shān, 青城山) (about 4 hours)

Qingcheng Shan is one of the ancient cradles of Taoism. Numerous Taoist temples dot the mountain's slopes, along adjoining paths which lead to the peak. The mountain is relatively low, at 1,600 m (6,250 ft) above sea level, remaining pleasantly green year round. Well-maintained trails offer numerous spots for relaxing and enjoying the view.

6:30 p.m. Return to hotel

Price Includes and Excludes

What is included?

1) English-speaking tour guide

2) Admission fees and transportation as listed in the details

3) Travel Accident Insurance

What is excluded?

1) Lunch

2) Personal expenses, optional items and anything else not specifically mentioned

Important Notes

1.Please call or email Ctrip if you need to cancel your booking. Free cancellation for bookings cancelled at least 3 days in advance. If you cancel 2 days or less before your visit, a 100% cancellation fee will be charged per booking.
2.You will be contacted before 11:00 p.m. the day before your scheduled activity to confirm pickup information regarding your driver and/or tour guide. Please call Wu @(+86)13882271794 for any urgent matters.

2.On departure date we will pick you up from downtown hotel. Currently payment is only accepted by credit card. Once payment clears, Ctrip will send you a confirmation email with your booking details. If payment fails, your booking will automatically be canceled. To ensure a smooth payment process, we recommend you contact your credit card provider in advance.

4.Time arrangements described in itineraries are subject to change. Guides reserve the right to change arrangements according to weather, transportation and other variable conditions.

5.If you opt to join only part of this activity, you forfeit the right to join subsequent parts, as well as the right to receive a refund for any part of the activity that you miss.

6.Please ensure personal and travel information is entered correctly. Ctrip will not refund any losses that result from incorrect and missing information.

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- Children: 2-12 years old and shorter than 1.2m (3 ft 11 in)

- Each child must be accompanied by at least 1 adult.

- Prices for group products are fixed. For private products, the bigger the group the lower the price per person.