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Giant Panda-Shadow Puppetry DIY-Sichuan Opera Experience Day Tour

Chengdu City

From $65
TOUR TYPE: Off The Beaten Path,Family,Culture,Festival,Photography,Wedding


1. This short trip illustrates the best of authentic Chengdu culture.
2. We will go to visit the cute giant panda, the must-visit site for visitors to Chengdu.
3. Watch the wonderful shadow puppetry show and you will actually make one with your own hands.
4. We will visit the famous Kuanzhai Alley and feel the Chengdu lifestyle. 
5. Optional Program to enrich your nightlife: watch the amazing and exciting Sichuan Opera show, face-changing, fire-spitting, etc.


08:00: Hotel Pick-up
We will pick up from your hotel and then start the journey to Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Center, which is around 10 km north to Chengdu.

08:30-11:00: Giant Panda Breeding Center
As the world’s famous giant panda ex situ conservation base, scientific research and breeding base, public education base and educational tourism base, the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is famous for the protection and breeding of endangered wild animals that are unique to China, including giant pandas and red pandas. It is honored as “the national treasure’s natural paradise and the people’s land of idyllic beauty” for its beautiful environment of overlapping mountains, clean water, lush trees, and chirping birds.
Today we will visit rooms of adult pandas, sub-adult pandas and baby pandas, you can see they are eating bamboo and playing around in the morning.
Chengdu Giant Panda Chengdu Giant Panda

13:00-16:00: Shadow Puppetry Show & DIY
Shadow puppetry is a folk drama in China, in which players hold human figures that are made of animal hides or paperboards, and reflected on the curtain through the light, playing stories accompanied by the string and drums music with local popular tunes. It enjoys a wide popularity and has various forms owing to different local styles. On May 20, 2006, shadow play was enlisted into the first patch of National Intangible Culture Heritage
We will arrive at the Shadow Puppetry workshop at around 13:00. The show will last about 20 minutes (2 famous Chinese legend or stories) and we will have about 10 minutes to feel and try the puppetry on your own. Afterwards, we will choose our own puppetry (rudiment) and we will need to color it with our own imagination and the teacher's guidance. After the teacher's explaination, you will get a better idea of its culture and history and really have a deeper understanding of this art.
Shadow Puppetry DIY Shadow Puppetry Experience

16:30-17:30: Kuanzhai Alley
The history of Kuanzhai Alley can be dated back to the Qing Dynasty. Consisting of Wide (Kuan) Alley, Narrow (Zhai) Alley and Well (Jing) Alley, it’s one of Chengdu’s historical and cultural reserves together with Daci Temple reserve and Wenshu Temple reserve. You can feel the enthusiasim of Chengdu people as well as the combination of ancient and modern architecture.
Kuanzhai Alley Kuanzhai Alley

19:00-21:30: Sichuan Opera Show (Optional)
Sichuan Opera is mainly popular in southwest China. The most famous part of Sichuan Opera are face-changing and fire-spitting.
We will arrive at the Opera House at about 19:00 to exchange the paper ticket. Afterwards, you will be able to enter the backstage to see how the actors and actress do the make-up, how they dress themselves and how they make preparation for the show. The show officially starts at 20:00 and will last about 1.5 hours. Apart from Sichuan Opera show, you will also see other forms of folk arts.
Shufengyayun Opera House Sichuan Opera

Price Guide

Pax Price
2   134 USD per person
4 95 USD per person
6   85 USD per person
8   75 USD per person
10-14 65 USD per person

Price Includes
1. Local Transfer
2. English speaking guide
3. Entrance tickets mentioned above
4. Service fee
5. Travel insurance

Price Excludes
1. Tips
2. Meals
3. Sichuan Opera Show VIP ticket (250 CNY/pax)


1. The time schedule above is for your reference only. Our guide will arrange the activities based on the current coondition.
2. We may change the sequence of the activities for better operation.
3. The Sichuan Opera Show ticket needs to be reseved in advance so please kindly confirm with us as early as possible to make sure there is available spot.

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