★ Kuanzhai Alley - historical & cultural area consisting of three parallel alleys displaying traditional chinese cuisine, architecture and shops
★ Giant Panda Breeding Research Center - see scores of the gentle giants up close in their natural habitat
★ Jinli Ancient Street - the busiest commercial street during the Shu Kingdom (third century AD)
Arrive in Chengdu Shuangliu Airport (CTU). Upon arrival, have lunch first and then visit Kuanzhai Alley, an old-style historical & cultural area consisting of three parallel pedestrian streets featuring an amazing array of Chinese cuisine, shopping and architecture. After dinner, enjoy the wonderful Sichuan Opera Face-Changing Show. Face-changing is an ancient Chinese artform in which actors mysteriously change masks instantaneously again and again as the story develops, sometimes a dozen times in only 20 seconds! Their secret method has been closely guarded for centuries.
After breakfast, visit the Giant Panda Breeding Research Center (walking tour). This massive ecological and zoological park offers a wonderful chance to get face-to-face with China's "National Treasure." Stroll through the panda museum that features detailed exhibits on panda evolution, habits, habitats and conservation efforts. After lunch, visit Jinli Ancient Street. With tea-houses and boutiques on both sides, the street used to be one of the busiest commercial streets during the Shu Kingdom 18 centuries ago. The wooden steles and the brick-walls exhibit the city's ancient charms. Then visit the jade store.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport.