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Trips from Chendu

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Trips from Chendu

We are visiting my son who is at university for the year in Chengdu from 12/21-1/4. It looks like Tibet may be not be an option. are there any other 3 04 4 day trips that anyone would recommend from Chendu? We've been to Xian and Kumming before...

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1. Re: Trips from Chendu

Lijiang or Guilin or Lhasa and never give Tibet up, you are able to get permit from a competent company.

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Its a bit longer than 3/4 days but why not do the Chengdu , Danba , Tagong Kanding Chengdu loop. Its a fabulous trip , spectacular scenery and Tagong will give you a taste of Tibet . It is a dusty somewhat dusty poor town but it has a Tibet feel about it

Fabulous grasslands for walking .

Suggest you get on the Lonely Planet China forum and ask the same questions.


Chengdu, China
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If it's the first time to chengdu, be sure to visit panda. You will love them. And as Sakya said, Kangding or Tagong is the good choice too.

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if you choice stay in country village enjoy in rustic culture might be great


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--Jiuzhaigou is an obvious option.

--Leshan/Emei Shan also, though walking up Emei Shan might be uncool if there has been snow or ice around.

--Zigong with the Dinosaur Museum, maybe loop back and put Dazu Grottoes on the list for a 3-4 day'er.

--Chongqing, could also put Laitan and Dazu with this one.

I'm not a proponent of village or "rustic" homestays in the dead of winter. Very uncomfortable and more easily than usual to pick up illness (esp respiratory) in these conditions.

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What about Qingcheng Mountains ? You can take "bullet train" from Chengdu to Dujiangyan.

Chengdu, China
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quite many choices, kill the days by the following way:

1.pandas and leshan buddha in a day

2.Mt.qingcheng climbing & Dujiangyan irrigation system 1 day

3. city tour to Jinli, wide-narrow alleys in a day.

4.Sanxingdui museum, ancient sichuan culture show

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You can do more:


Tibet or west Sichuan,

Jiuzhaigou or Zhangjiajie,


Taiyuan (Pingyao).

All above places have direct air connection to Chengdu, to Zhangjiajie only in warm season.

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see panda of course, qincheng montain is nice place to go but its a bit cold in winter.

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You would not be able to get to Tagong at this time of year the roads are really bad.