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Tour code: RET-CD03

2-Day Exclusive Group Giant Buddha & Bifengxia Panda Sanctuary 1 night at Shangli Old Town


All Year Around


Panda Park





● Admire the world's tallest stone carved buddha siting at the confluence of Minjiang, Qin,Daduhe  river trace 

   back 1300 years ago to learn the story of why our people construct the grand  Buddha from your guide

Retreat to the exquisite old Shangli town, enjoy a  tranquil night.

Trek in Bifengxia valley visit giant panda sanctuary. 

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Leshan Grand Buddha

1300-year-old Grand Buddha sits in repose, carved from a cliff face overlooking the confluence of three busy rivers: the Dadu, Mín and Qingyi. The Buddhist monk Haitong conceived the project in AD 713, hoping that Buddha would protect the boats and calm the lethal currents   At 71m tall, he is indeed grand. His shoulders span 28m, and each of his big toes is 8.5m long. His ears are 7m. Their length symbolises wisdom and the conscious abandonment of materialism. It is said that heavy gold baubles left Siddartha's earlobes elongated even after he was no longer weighed down by material things. Inside the body, hidden from view, is a water-drainage system to prevent weathering, although he is showing his age and soil erosion is an ongoing problem.

Shangli old town, Ya'an:  People describe Shangli old town as a Chinese brush painting. It's a popular subject of paintings for Chinese art students, this ancient river village began as a way-station on the southern Silk Road more than 2000 years ago. Many of the wooden buildings have been rebuilt, but some date to the Ming and Qing dynasties and locals still live among the ever-multiplying trinket shops. Commercialism threatens to overwhelm the charm but enough real life remains to make this a pleasant trip, especially in warm months when there's fun to be had in the water and a nice breeze keeps things cool in the many shaded teahouses on the riverfront. 

Shangli old town, Ya'an, Bifengxia Shangli old town

     bridge across the river , Shangli old town                                        Shangli old town

Shangli old town, Ya'an Shangli old town

           vet market in Shanghil old town                     a group of art students do the sketch in the street

Bifengxia Panda Base

Bifengxia Panda Base was established in prime forest in Yǎ'ān in 2003 for research purposes rather than tourism, and its mission expanded in 2008 following the earthquake that severely damaged its sister reserve at Wolong. Bifengxia is now home to 80 pandas, some of which may eventually be returned to the wild. The panda centre is 3km away from the ticket office in the main car park where the minibus drops passengers.   

Bifengxia Gorge

                                       Trek Bifengxia Gorge

Bifengxia Panda Base

                                 Befengxia Panda Base

Day 1  Drive Chengdu to Shangli Ancient Town, en-route visit Giant Buddha

Enjoy 2-hour relaxing drive on Chengdu-Leshan highway. Arrive at Leshan Giant Budda follow your guide down a twisting trail toward the left side of the mammoth monumen when you reach the bottom, gasp at  the  233 feet height of the largest carved Budddha in the entire world and capture fantastic photographs of the sacred feat.

In the afteernoon we continue to Ya'an located at the western edge of Sichuan Basin, covering the transition between the Chengdu Plain and the Tibetan Plateau.   Arrive at Shangli ancient town, free to explore the picturesque small town. Many of the wooden buildings have been rebuilt, but some date to the Ming and Qing dynasties and locals still live among the ever-multiplying trinket shops and snack stalls. enough real life remains to make this a pleasant stay. stay in local comfortablet guesthouse . 

Day 2  Visit Bifengxia Gorge, Drive back Chengdu 

Immerse yourself in the serene morning.   after breakfast a short drive will take you to Bifengxia Gorge. Ya'an city is encircled by mountains,  no wonder the first giant panda was found in Baoxing County of Ya'an. After enter the Bifengxia, we change to local tourist bus Panda sanctuary .you can get a sense of their natural habitat here. Cubs in the panda kindergarten climb high into the trees in their reasonably pleasant encolsures. Then we'll hike along the forested river gorge with waterfalls and stunning scenery surrounding the main attraction. Afternoon, Hop back your vehicle and drive back Chengdu . 



  • ●  Chinese/English-speaking guide
  • ●  Entrance fee to Bifengxia valley and Leshan Grand Buddha
  • ●  Transportation by minivan or tourist bus depend upon the groups size
  •    Buggy inside Bifengxia 
  • ●  Hotel pickup and drop-off
  •  1 night guesthouse in Shangli old town
  •  Meals
  • ●  Travel accident insurance


  • ●   Gratuities 
  • ●   Payment transaction commission charged by bank or third-party
  • ●   Anything doesn't listed in the inclusions. 


  •    Panda volunteer project donation  (CNY 700)
  •    Boat cruise on Minjiang river (CNY 70)
  •  ●  Sichuan opera face-changing show (CNY 150--260 )

Please email  redearthtour if you need to cancel your booking. ,Free cancellation for bookings canceled at least 5 days in advance. No refund will be granted for cancellations made after this time.  Certain refund policy like flight, Train, or certain hotel should be subject to current circumstanc. 

  •   Confirmation will be received at time of booking 
  • ●  Children under 6 years old or shorter than 1.2m (3 ft 11 in) are entitled to a discount 
  •    6-18 year old and 70 + years old tourists are entitled to a discount.