02 Sichuan All Around

02 Sichuan All Around

Things to do - general

Welcome to explore Sichuan province, China!
Sichuan is a province in southwest China. People used to call it Szechuan. This place occupies most of the Sichuan Basin and the easternmost part of the Tibetan Plateau. It is one of the most populous province in China. Its capital city is Chengdu. There are many famous attractions there including the world’s main panda bases.

Names

Sichuan means “four rivers” in modern Chinese. It refers to the province’s four major rivers-the Jialing, Jinsha, Min, and Tuo. Actually, the name of this  province is a contraction of the phrases:四川路(Four River Circuits) and川峡四路(Four Circuits of Rivers and Gorges). It indicates the division of the existing imperial administrative circuit into four in Northern Song dynasty.

History

The most important historical period of Sichuan is Ba and Shu Kingdoms. Ba extended to Sichuan from the Han Valley in Shanxi and Hubei down the Jialing River. Shu covered the valley of the Min including Chengdu and other areas of western Sichuan. There was not so many historical records of the existence of early Shu. Shu’s history mainly existed in a mixture of mythological stories and historical legends. Chronicles of Huayang in the Jin dynasty recorded something about Shu. However, the discovery of Sanxingdui in Guanghan eventually exposed the highly developed civilization of an independent bronze industry.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

There are many UNESCO World Heritages Sites there. Below are those sites.

Dazu Rock Carvings, listed as property of the Chongqing municipality
Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area
Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area
Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area
Mount Qincheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System
Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries

Additionally, the world’s largest building the New Century Global Center was open to public in July ,2013. The building is 328 feet (100 m) high, 1,640 feet (500 m) long, and 1,312 feet (400 m) wide. Inside there are retail outlets, a 14-theater cinema, offices, hotels, the Paradise Island waterpark, an artificial beach, a 164 -yard(150 m)-long LED screen, a skating rink, a pirate ship, a fake Mediterranean village, 24-hour artificial sun, and a 15,000-spot parking lot.

To tour around Sichuan, you can contact us to get more info with cheaper price.

Country China
Visa requirements

Whether you need a visa or not to come to Sichuan,China depends on your nationality.

LanguagesSichuan Dialect, Mandarin
Minorities & Population Han&81, 070, 000 (2013)
Currency Chinese Yuan (CNY)
Area (km2)485,000 

Unfortunately there are no accommodations at this location at the moment.

1 Day Anren Ancient Town Tour With Hot Pot

1 Day Anren Ancient Town Tour With Hot Pot

14 Sichuan Chengdu
Enjoy a full day historical tour with the hot pot. Anren Historic Town is located 39 km (24 mi) west More info
1 Day Chengdu Local Art & Culture Tour

1 Day Chengdu Local Art & Culture Tour

14 Sichuan Chengdu
Price per person from $ 65
What do you think of China or often see in Chinese movies – Martial art, Calligraphy, Tea, eve More info
1 Day Chengdu Panda Dufu Cottage Wuhou Temple Tour

1 Day Chengdu Panda Dufu Cottage Wuhou Temple Tour

14 Sichuan Chengdu
Just 10km from downtown Chengdu,Giant Pandas Breeding Base covers 100hectares with easy traffic acce More info
1 Day Dujiangyan & Mt. Qingcheng Tour

1 Day Dujiangyan & Mt. Qingcheng Tour

14 Sichuan Chengdu
Chengdu plain can not be the Land of Abundance without Dujiangyan Irrigation System. Take this chanc More info
1 Day Dujiangyan Panda Keeper Tour

1 Day Dujiangyan Panda Keeper Tour

14 Sichuan Chengdu
Price per person from $ 185
Do you love pandas? Do you want to not only see pandas but also help prepare food for them and inter More info
1 Day Jiuzhaigou Day Tour

1 Day Jiuzhaigou Day Tour

13 Sichuan Jiuzhaigou
Journey through one of China’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Jiuzhaigou Valley, on this private, 8-ho More info
1 Day Leshan Giant Buddha & Teahouse Tour

1 Day Leshan Giant Buddha & Teahouse Tour

14 Sichuan Chengdu
Price per person from $ 135
Chengdu is a city with strong tea culture. In the old days, lots of tea houses are scattered in the More info
1 Evening Chengdu Food & Shopping Tour

1 Evening Chengdu Food & Shopping Tour

14 Sichuan Chengdu
Price per person from $ 50
This activity is a combination of the lifestyle between traditions and fashions about Chengdu. As We More info
1 Evening Chengdu Food Tour

1 Evening Chengdu Food Tour

14 Sichuan Chengdu
Price per person from $ 30
Chengdu is so-called the “Heavenly Land of Plenty”. Food is absolutely one of the greatest to be exp More info
1 Evening Chengdu Sichuan Opera Show

1 Evening Chengdu Sichuan Opera Show

14 Sichuan Chengdu
Price per person from $ 45
It’s time to slow yourself down and engage in Chengdu local life! Join the 1 Evening Chengdu Sichuan More info
10 Day Kham Tibet Sichuan Trekking Mt. Shagtra Lhatse

10 Day Kham Tibet Sichuan Trekking Mt. Shagtra Lhatse

02 Sichuan All Around, 14 Sichuan Chengdu, 12 Tibetan Kham (Garze)-Sichuan
Have you ever thought about exploring western Sichuan? Do you want to discover the unique images of More info
10 Days Tibet Kham Trekking Deer Valley Sichuan Danba Daofu

10 Days Tibet Kham Trekking Deer Valley Sichuan Danba Daofu

02 Sichuan All Around, 14 Sichuan Chengdu, 12 Tibetan Kham (Garze)-Sichuan
Expect to start an adventurous journey towards Tibet? Take this 10 day Tibet Kham Trekking Tour in S More info
10-12 Days Tibet Kham Trekking Mukrong Yati Valley

10-12 Days Tibet Kham Trekking Mukrong Yati Valley

02 Sichuan All Around, 14 Sichuan Chengdu, 12 Tibetan Kham (Garze)-Sichuan
Welcome to join the popular Tibetan Kham Trekking Tours. We highly recommend this 10-12-day Tibet Kh More info
11 Day Chengdu To Lhasa Overland Tour

11 Day Chengdu To Lhasa Overland Tour

02 Sichuan All Around, 14 Sichuan Chengdu, 12 Tibetan Kham (Garze)-Sichuan, 08 Tibet Nyingchi, 04 Tibet Lhasa, 01 Tibet All Around
This tour begins at Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan province, Chengdu to Lhasa varies greatly i More info
11 Days Sichuan Kham Kathok Monastery Tour

11 Days Sichuan Kham Kathok Monastery Tour

14 Sichuan Chengdu, 12 Tibetan Kham (Garze)-Sichuan
Known as the last pure land on the blue planet, Sichuan Kham is another sacred place similar to Tibe More info
11 Days Western Sichuan Grand Tour

11 Days Western Sichuan Grand Tour

02 Sichuan All Around, 14 Sichuan Chengdu, 12 Tibetan Kham (Garze)-Sichuan, 17 Sichuan Daocheng Yading, 16 Sichuan Mt. Siguniang
This itinerary focuses on western Sichuan province, i.e. the Tibetan-inhabited areas in eastern Tibe More info
11-14 Days Tibet Kham Sichuan Motorcycle Loop Tour

11-14 Days Tibet Kham Sichuan Motorcycle Loop Tour

14 Sichuan Chengdu, 12 Tibetan Kham (Garze)-Sichuan
  Once you step into the sacred land of Tibet, you’ll be amazed by the natural wildness and sim More info
12 Days Sichuan To Tibet Southern Highway Overland Tour

12 Days Sichuan To Tibet Southern Highway Overland Tour

14 Sichuan Chengdu, 04 Tibet Lhasa
The Sichuan-Tibet Southern Highway Overland Tour is famous in China and around the world. It is a lo More info
13 Days Amdo Kham Horse Racing Festival Tour

13 Days Amdo Kham Horse Racing Festival Tour

39 Xi'ning, 14 Sichuan Chengdu, 12 Tibetan Kham (Garze)-Sichuan
Welcome to the annual Amdo Kham Horse Racing Festival! We Explore China Tibet have selected this exc More info
13 Days Sichuan To Tibet Northern Highway Overland Tour

13 Days Sichuan To Tibet Northern Highway Overland Tour

10 Tibet Nagqu, 14 Sichuan Chengdu, 04 Tibet Lhasa
The Sichuan-Tibet Northern Highway Overland Tour is a dreaming route for adventures. It is a long wa More info
15 Days Lugu Lake Yading Trek

15 Days Lugu Lake Yading Trek

02 Sichuan All Around, 14 Sichuan Chengdu, 12 Tibetan Kham (Garze)-Sichuan, 17 Sichuan Daocheng Yading
Welcome to explore the dynamic Yunnan and Western Sichuan! We’ve selected an excellent 15-day Lugu L More info
2 Day Langzhong Ancient Town Tour

2 Day Langzhong Ancient Town Tour

14 Sichuan Chengdu
Enjoy 2 days leisure tour to Lanzhong Ancient City. Langzhong is so far the best-preserved ancient c More info
2 Day Leshan Giant Buddha & Mt. Emei Tour

2 Day Leshan Giant Buddha & Mt. Emei Tour

14 Sichuan Chengdu, 15 Sichuan Leshan & Mt Emei
The 2-day trip offers you the opportunity to explore both Leshan Giant Buddha and Mt. Emei that are More info
21 Days Qinghai Sichuan Yunnan Overland Tour

21 Days Qinghai Sichuan Yunnan Overland Tour

03 Yunnan All Around, 39 Xi'ning, 19 Yunnan Dali, 12 Tibetan Kham (Garze)-Sichuan, 17 Sichuan Daocheng Yading
Whilst the vast Qinghai Lake is like a translucent sapphire sparkling under the sun, Kumbum Jambalin More info
22-30 Days Chengdu Lhasa Motorcycle Overland Tour

22-30 Days Chengdu Lhasa Motorcycle Overland Tour

14 Sichuan Chengdu, 12 Tibetan Kham (Garze)-Sichuan, 08 Tibet Nyingchi, 09 Tibet Everest, 06 Tibet Shigatse, 04 Tibet Lhasa, 01 Tibet All Around
Once you step into the sacred land of Tibet, you’ll be amazed by the natural wildness and simple fol More info
3 Day Chengdu Highlights Tour

3 Day Chengdu Highlights Tour

14 Sichuan Chengdu
Day01 Arrival in Chengdu Chengdu, a city full of leisure, is a wonderful place to taste the famous S More info
3 Day Jiuzhaigou Huanglong Local Tour

3 Day Jiuzhaigou Huanglong Local Tour

13 Sichuan Jiuzhaigou
There is an old saying that after you visited Jiuzhaigou, you needn’t see any other waterscapes. Jiu More info
3 Day Jiuzhaigou Huanglong Tour from Chengdu By Air

3 Day Jiuzhaigou Huanglong Tour from Chengdu By Air

13 Sichuan Jiuzhaigou, 14 Sichuan Chengdu
On this private tour, travel the classic route and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of two UNE More info
3 Day Mt. Emei Classic Tour from Chengdu

3 Day Mt. Emei Classic Tour from Chengdu

14 Sichuan Chengdu, 15 Sichuan Leshan & Mt Emei
Mt. Emei sits in Sichuan Province and is 160km from capital city Chengdu. It is one of the most beau More info
4 Day Chengdu Daocheng Yading Flight Tour

4 Day Chengdu Daocheng Yading Flight Tour

14 Sichuan Chengdu, 17 Sichuan Daocheng Yading
This tour is perfect if you want to see Daocheng and Yading but within a short time. You will have t More info
4 Day Jiuzhaigou Huanglong Tour from Chengdu by Car

4 Day Jiuzhaigou Huanglong Tour from Chengdu by Car

13 Sichuan Jiuzhaigou, 14 Sichuan Chengdu
Discover a land of rugged mountains, glittering lakes, and rural villages on this private 4-day tour More info
4 Day Sichuan Seda Buddhist School Tour

4 Day Sichuan Seda Buddhist School Tour

02 Sichuan All Around, 14 Sichuan Chengdu, 12 Tibetan Kham (Garze)-Sichuan
This 4-day Seda Adventure Tour brings you the sublime experience of one of the biggest Buddhist Scho More info
4 Day Wolong Panda Natural Reserve Tour

4 Day Wolong Panda Natural Reserve Tour

14 Sichuan Chengdu
Wolong National Nature Reserve is the natural habitat and real hometown of pandas. Although the 2008 More info
4 Days Mt. Siguniang Lanscape Tour

4 Days Mt. Siguniang Lanscape Tour

02 Sichuan All Around, 14 Sichuan Chengdu, 16 Sichuan Mt. Siguniang
Tour Overview Mt. Siguniang is extolled as the queen of Mountains of Sichuan in China. It offers ver More info
5 Day Hailuogou Glacier Tour

5 Day Hailuogou Glacier Tour

14 Sichuan Chengdu
Hailuogou Glacier wonder, the natural thermal spring, are all awaiting your visit in the upcoming Ch More info
5 Days Mount Siguniang Dafeng Group Hiking Tour

5 Days Mount Siguniang Dafeng Group Hiking Tour

02 Sichuan All Around, 14 Sichuan Chengdu, 16 Sichuan Mt. Siguniang
Join a group and hike to a 5000+ meters peak of Dafeng at Mount Siguniang with affordable price. Hav More info
5 Days Sichuan Songpan Horse Riding Tour

5 Days Sichuan Songpan Horse Riding Tour

02 Sichuan All Around, 13 Sichuan Jiuzhaigou, 14 Sichuan Chengdu
The 5-Day Sichuan Songpan Horse Riding Tour is a specially designed tour for active travelers. We wo More info
6 Day Xichang Lugu Lake Qionghai & Mt. Lu Tour

6 Day Xichang Lugu Lake Qionghai & Mt. Lu Tour

02 Sichuan All Around, 14 Sichuan Chengdu
You couldn’t believe that the matriarchal society still exists in the world until you are trea More info
6 Days Daocheng Yading Hiking Tour

6 Days Daocheng Yading Hiking Tour

02 Sichuan All Around, 14 Sichuan Chengdu, 12 Tibetan Kham (Garze)-Sichuan, 17 Sichuan Daocheng Yading
Daocheng Yading is one of the Lost Horizons on earth. It is a beautiful fairyland hidden in the far More info
7 Day Chengdu Panda Caregiver Volunteer Program

7 Day Chengdu Panda Caregiver Volunteer Program

14 Sichuan Chengdu
The China Giant Panda Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda(CCRCGP), 150 kilometers f More info
8 Day Chengdu Daocheng Yading Tagong Danba Loop Tour

8 Day Chengdu Daocheng Yading Tagong Danba Loop Tour

14 Sichuan Chengdu, 12 Tibetan Kham (Garze)-Sichuan, 17 Sichuan Daocheng Yading
Daocheng Yading Natural Reserve is noted as “the Last Shangri-La” and “the Last Pu More info
8 Days Chengdu to Lijiang Overland Tour

8 Days Chengdu to Lijiang Overland Tour

18 Yunnan Shangrila, 20 Yunnan Lijiang, 12 Tibetan Kham (Garze)-Sichuan, 17 Sichuan Daocheng Yading
Experience an excellent picturesque trip travelling from Chengdu to Lijiang passing the real Shangri More info
8 Days Kangding Hiking Tour

8 Days Kangding Hiking Tour

02 Sichuan All Around, 14 Sichuan Chengdu, 12 Tibetan Kham (Garze)-Sichuan
Kangding 8 days hiking is a perfect adventure in Sichuan for families. It starts in Chengdu and visi More info
9 Days Mt. Gongga (Minya Konka) Trekking Tour

9 Days Mt. Gongga (Minya Konka) Trekking Tour

02 Sichuan All Around, 14 Sichuan Chengdu, 12 Tibetan Kham (Garze)-Sichuan, 17 Sichuan Daocheng Yading
Join in Group Hiking tour is now available at Scihuan Travel Guide. A group hiking tour to Minya Kon More info
9 Days Sichuan Kham Trekking Lhagong Grassland Muge Lake

9 Days Sichuan Kham Trekking Lhagong Grassland Muge Lake

02 Sichuan All Around, 14 Sichuan Chengdu, 12 Tibetan Kham (Garze)-Sichuan
Lhagong grassland, also known as Tagong grassland, is on the north of Sichuan province. With Sichuan More info
9-15 Days Sichuan Litang Mt. Genyen Trekking

9-15 Days Sichuan Litang Mt. Genyen Trekking

02 Sichuan All Around, 14 Sichuan Chengdu, 12 Tibetan Kham (Garze)-Sichuan
Expect to go further in western Sichuan? Have a look at this multiple day tour! To maximize your tra More info
Chengdu to Mt. Emei One-Way Private Transfer

Chengdu to Mt. Emei One-Way Private Transfer

14 Sichuan Chengdu, 15 Sichuan Leshan & Mt Emei
You private driver will meet you at lobby of your hotel in Chengdu, then drive you directly to Mount More info
Half Day Chengdu Alley and Food Walking Tour

Half Day Chengdu Alley and Food Walking Tour

14 Sichuan Chengdu
By taking the Half Day Chengdu Alley and Food Walking Tour, you will experience and see another aspe More info
Half Day Chengdu Alley and Jinsha Museum Tour

Half Day Chengdu Alley and Jinsha Museum Tour

14 Sichuan Chengdu
Welcome to the land of abundance — Chengdu! Since it is a large land that holds countless natu More info
Half Day Chengdu Dufu Cottage & Wuhou Temple Tour

Half Day Chengdu Dufu Cottage & Wuhou Temple Tour

14 Sichuan Chengdu
A half day city tour awaits you. Explore the fabulous charm of this old city by strolling in Wuhou T More info
Half Day Chengdu Giant Panda Tour

Half Day Chengdu Giant Panda Tour

14 Sichuan Chengdu
Half Day Chengdu Giant Panda Tour takes you to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Wi More info
Half Day Chengdu Huanglongxi Ancient Town Tour

Half Day Chengdu Huanglongxi Ancient Town Tour

14 Sichuan Chengdu
Interested in the colorful history of Three Kingdom? Expect to escape from the bustle and hustle fro More info
Half Day Chengdu Luodai Ancient Town Tour

Half Day Chengdu Luodai Ancient Town Tour

14 Sichuan Chengdu
Chengdu, the land of abundance, lies in the southwestern part of China, holding endless natural and More info
Half Day Chengdu Sanxingdui Museum Tour

Half Day Chengdu Sanxingdui Museum Tour

14 Sichuan Chengdu
Sanxingdui Ruin is the most important discovery in culture of 20th Century, which proved Yangtze dra More info
Half Day Chengdu Sichuan Cooking Class

Half Day Chengdu Sichuan Cooking Class

14 Sichuan Chengdu
Expect to have a unique way to explore a new place? Tired of being in a group tour all the time? It’ More info
Mt. Emei to Chengdu One-Way Private Transfer

Mt. Emei to Chengdu One-Way Private Transfer

14 Sichuan Chengdu, 15 Sichuan Leshan & Mt Emei
You can visit various temples, do some hiking and stay overnight on Mt. Emei. Some favorite location More info
Private Jiuzhaigou Aiport to Hotel Transfer

Private Jiuzhaigou Aiport to Hotel Transfer

13 Sichuan Jiuzhaigou
Price per person from $ 45
This private tour is starting from Jiuhuang Airport to your hotel in Jiuzhaigou (airport pick-up) or More info
Private Jiuzhaigou Hotel to Aiport Transfer

Private Jiuzhaigou Hotel to Aiport Transfer

13 Sichuan Jiuzhaigou
Price per person from $ 40
This private tour is starting from Jiuhuang Airport to your hotel in Jiuzhaigou (airport pick-up) or More info
Private Transfer: Chengdu Airport to Hotel

Private Transfer: Chengdu Airport to Hotel

14 Sichuan Chengdu
Price per person from $ 20
Begin your Chengdu stay the right way with a smooth and stress-free private transfer from Chengdu Sh More info
Private Transfer: Chengdu Hotel to Airport

Private Transfer: Chengdu Hotel to Airport

14 Sichuan Chengdu
End your vacation the easy way by pre-booking a speedy, stress-free private departure transfer to Ch More info

Unfortunately there are no cruise offers at this location at the moment.

Jeep Compass

Jeep Compass

Price per day $ 285
Car typeJeep Compass
Max people4
Door count5
TransmissionAutomatic
Air-conditioned?Yes
Unlimited mileage?No

Attractions to See

Sichuan Attractions

Sichuan is famous for its Ba and Shu kingdoms historical period as well as its unique natural beauty.

UNESCO World Heritages

There are many UNESCO World Heritages Sites in Sichuan:
1.Dazu Rock Carvings, listed as property of the Chongqing municipality
2.Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area
3.Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area
4.Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area
5.Mount Qincheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System
6.Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries

Other Attractions

Except that, the area near Tibet in Sichuan such as Daocheng Yading and Garze are also worth visiting. You can know about how Tibetans live in Sichuan without going to Tibet. There are many stunning mountains in Sichuan like Mt.Siguniang and Mt.Niubeishan aside from the famous ones.

People who are interested in Chinese opera should not miss the Sichuan opera. Sichuan opera includes the classic face-changing. And travelers can also go to the tea houses to experience the slow life pace of Sichuan.

 

Dinning and Shopping

Dining in Sichuan

Sichuan Cuisine belongs to one of the Four Great Traditions of Chinese cusine. Sichuan dish is famous for its pungent and numbing taste. Locals like using pepper. It is because of the humid weather that Sichuan people eat spicy food. There is a famous saying here that goes "one dish, one shape, hundreds of dishes, hundreds of tastes".

The dish there is characterized by four words- spicy, hot, fresh and fragrant. Sichuan cuisine is very famous all over China and even the world. Two renowned chefs from Sichuan are Chen Kenmin and his son Chen kenichi. The Japanese television series "Iron Chef" once filmed them. The representative dishes here are Dandan noodles, Mapo doufu , Kung Pao chicken and hotpot ect.

Shopping in Sichuan

There are many stuff to buy in Sichuan. If you are a foodie, you definitely can not miss the famous dried products such as Zhangfei Beef and Dengying Beef. If you like sweetness, you can buy the sesame cake from Renshou county in Sichuan.

Except food, you can also purchase some traditional handicrafts like Shu brocade and face-changing masks and panda toys ect in wide and narrow alley or Jinli in Chengdu.

Transport

Transportation in Sichuan

Sichuan’s uneven and riverine landscape posed big challenges to the development of transportation infrastructure. Besides, nearly no roads out of the Sichuan Basin made this place more isolated. However, plenty of highways and railways have been built through the Qinling in the north and the Bashan in the east since 1950s. Numerous bridges across the Yangtze River and its tributaries to the south and west have given better connectivity with Yunnan and Tibet.

Airports

Sichuan Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport is the 4th busiest airport in China. It is home to Sichuan Airlines and Chengdu Airlines. Air China also has a base there.

Rail

The main railways in Sichuan contains Baoji-Chengdu, Chengdu–Chongqing, Chengdu–Kunming, Neijiang–Kunming, Suining-Chongqing and Chengdu–Dazhou Railways. There are high-speed rail lines such as Chengdu-Dujiangyan, Chengdu-Chongqing and Chengdu-Leshan ect.

Expressways

The Sichuan Transportation Bureau announced that the Sui-Yu Expressway was finished after three years of construction on 3 November 2007. The newly-built expressway connected Cheng-Nan Expressway and shortened the distance between Chengdu and Chongqing compared to the old route. The whole project costs about CNY 1.045 billion.