The Yangtze River is the world’s third longest river and the symbolic lifeline of China.
Two of the Three Gorges are in the Sichuan Province. From the natural wonders of Jiuzhaigou nestled in the western mountain region; the greatest Buddhist sites in Leshan, Emei and Dazu; to wildlife sanctuaries of the lovely icon of China - the Pandas; its unique folk customs and spicy food - this region has plenty to offer.
Spend an morning with the lovely Pandas at the Panda Research Centre. Take a boat ride up the river to Leshan Buddha, the largest Buddha statue in the world. Drive up to Emei Mountain, a UNESCO World Heritage site sacred to the Buddhists.
Go off the beaten track into unspoiled hidden ancient towns in Sichuan. Reach the top of the Mt. Ermei, one of the Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains in China. Take the world’s only functioning steam-train running for almost half a century in Qianwei. And see the icon of China – the Pandas!
Chengdu is well-known for its leisurely lifestyle, lovely pandas, beautiful old town and various heritage sites. Escape the crowds and enjoy abreak in luxury at the Six Senses Resort by Mt. Qingchen. Visit the famous UNESCO heritage of Dujiangyan Irrigation System, the Taoist Pilgrim site in Mt. Qingcheng, and the biggest Buddha statue on the world at Mt. Leshan and meet pandas in their natural environment.
The Yangtze River is the longest in China and third longest in the world. To the Chinese it means far more than that - it is the mother river of the nation. Cruise through the heart of China and discover the history and local life as you enjoy the scenery of the Three Gorges.