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With a history of over 2,300 years, this capital city of Sichuan province is one of the most beautiful cities in China. It is also considered to be the cultural hub of southwest China. Because of its special economic strength and geographic location in southwest China, Chengdu has been an important political center through the centuries.
Chengdu Lantern Festival Feb 2011 (annual)
China celebrates the first full moon of the year by stringing up rows of delicate orb-shaped lanterns. The Chengdu Lantern Festival in the Cultural Park boasts impressive light displays - including a dragon-shaped lantern with fireworks sparking from its mouth. Over a million visitors flock to the Chengdu Lantern Festival, held each year on the 15th day of the first lunar month. Under the glowing canopy of lanterns, visitors also enjoy performances of folk music and acrobatics. If you get hungry, there are always plenty of food stalls where you can fill up. Locals traditionally feast on Yuan Xiao (small sweet dumplings) during the Lantern Festival.
The Bookworm International Literary Festival in Chengdu Mar 2011 (annual)
Avid readers flock to this Literary Festival at Chengdu bookshop, The Bookworm. Meet Asia-based novelists and poets at lively debates and readings, or start your own masterpiece at writing workshops. The festival also hosts theatre performances at other city venues.
Chengdu Flower Festival Mar - Apr 2011 (annual)
The Chengdu Flower Festival celebrates the start of spring with colorful displays in Qingyang Palace - one of China's oldest Taoist Temples. Dating back to the Tang and Song Dynasties, this lively annual event is now over 1000 years old.
The Flower Festival always takes place on the 15th day of the second lunar month, a date which locals believe to be the birthday of all flowers. It is also the date of Taoism founder Li Laojun's birthday. Over the years, Taoist believers have come to Qingyang Palace to celebrate this special occasion and made it a traditional practice for all local people.
Chengdu Dragon Boat Festival Jun 2011 (annual)
On the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, many Chinese cities commemorate the death of ancient poet Qu Yuan with a Dragon Boat Festival. Although a tradition of southern China, northern Chengdu also hosts exciting boat races every year.
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4 Days Chengdu Panda Tour--Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Sanxingdui Bronze Ware Museum Tour
Tour Code: CPCD08
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4 Days Chengdu Panda Tour will take you to visit Marquis Wu,Thatched Cottage,Du Fu,Dujiangyan,Qingcheng,Sangqing Temple & ianshi Temple,which will offer a wonderful trip in Chengdu.
Tour Code: CPCD02
Price from: USD 119
Half Day Chengdu Private Tour A--Giant Panda Breeding Base Tour will lead you to visit lovely panda,which is the symbole of Sichuan Province.
Tour Code: CPCD07
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2 Days Wolong Panda Tour will take to see lovely Panda who live in captive for the purpose of studying their breeding and living habits.