Day tour to enjoy the 150 years old tea house and 1200 years old Giant buddha
Chengdu is a city with strong tea culture. There used to be a lot of tea houses scattered in the back streets and countryside. However, all of these old tea houses disappeared in the city as the city development or replaced by the modern and fancy ones. Fortunately, this one in Pengzhen is survived and well-protected by the locals. The elders went here for tea at 5:00a. m in the morning and then they chatted and played card games with their friends. There are still slogans and pictures of Chairman Mao on the wall which would be the real China in your mind!
The Leshan Giant Buddha was built during the Tang Dynasty (618-907AD). It is carved out of a cliff face that lies at the confluence of three rivers. It is the largest stone Buddha in the world and it is by far the tallest pre-modern statue in the world.
I will pick you up from your hotel at 7:30 a. m and then drive 40 mins from the downtown to the tea house which is in Chengdu suburbs. It is the best time to take pictures. Most of the olders drink tea here from 5:00 a. m to 10:30 a. m and the light now is the best for photography. After you taste the real Chengdu life and try a cup of tea, we will keep driving another 100 mins to the Leshan Giant Buddha.
When we reach Leshan, you can catch the boat to view the Giant Buddha. After you enjoy the Buddha, I will escort you back to your Chengdu hotel in 2. 5 hours(up to the traffic inside the city).
Normally, we may finish the trip before 17:00 p. m.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: your hotel lobbey
End location: your hotel lobbey
Duration: 10 hours
According to the traffic control policy(the car with 1 and 6 last Arabic numberals of the liscense number can't drive on Monday, 2 and 7 can't drive on Tuesday...) and the amount of your luggage, I will use different 5 seats sedan or SUV such as BMW X1, Toyota Camry and Mazda 3.
If there are over 4 persons please contact me directly for a bigger van or coach.
1. Private transfer(BMW X1, Honda CRV, Toyota Camry)
2. Excellent english speaking guide.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 usd - entrance tickets, meals.
1.Entrance tickets to the Giant Buddha(CNY 90 yuan/person),boat tickets(CNY 70yuan/person).
2.A cup of tea CNY 10/person
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Victor was my tour guide for the Sichuan Heritage tour. Victor did a wonderful job...arrived on time, communicated well, and was flexible with the itinerary. I am a photographer and, given the fact he was also a photographer, he was able to take me places where I could get the type of photos I wanted. His English is very good and he is very knowledgeable about the places we visited. Should I return to China, I would use him again.