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Chengdu and Around

Travel Itinerary -
Days: 8
Season: All
trip transport traveler type
Country: China
Travel Interests: Architecture,Tours and Sightseeing,World heritage sites
Description: Chengdu and surrounding attractions, chengdu vacation ideas, the main attractions in Chengdu and around: People's Park in Chengdu, Wu Hou Shrine, Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Center and more attractions in Chengdu and around: Leshan, Emei Shan, Luodai and Jiezi ancient Towns and more ....China travel guide.
Created by Noa
Last modified 20/08/2018
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Day 1

Chengdu

Day 2

Chengdu

Day 3

Day trip to Emei Shan

Day 4

Chengdu

Day 5

Day trip to Leshan

Day 6

Luodai Ancient Town

Day 7

Jiezi Ancient Town

Day 8

From Chengdu to Kunming

My best travel tips
Communication
The Chinese government censors everything from media to the internet, so you will be unable to access sites like Facebook and Twitter. It is safe to assume that you won’t be able to access your favorite sites, or even email at some times. If this is a big issue for you make sure to get a VPN on your phone and computer before leaving—just make sure that the service provider is not blocked in China.
Language
The language barrier is the number one hurdle to overcome for a foreigner when traveling to China, so it can be helpful to learn a few phrases in the language. China has two major languages, Mandarin and Cantonese (spoken mostly in Hong Kong). While English is slowly becoming universal, especially in the cities, many Chinese people cannot speak it. I suggest keeping a business card from your hotel to show to taxi drivers or in case you get lost while exploring.
Local costum
Chinese lifestyles are very different than most Westerners, so try to read up on traditions and etiquettes practiced in the region you are traveling before you go. In large cities, China experiences heavy traffic and pollution, and many people wear surgical masks to protect their lungs. Prepare for the toilets—many are squat toilets without any paper. I suggest bringing your own paper and hand sanitizer along with you! When it comes to street vendors, it is perfectly acceptable to negotiate prices. That being said, if you are not planning to buy anything, do not ask about price, because if you do the vendors may follow you around for a bit.
Weather
China in the summer is smoggy and sweltering, and the humidity can be unbearable, but both Chinese and foreign tourists use their precious vacation days in the summer to swarm touristy highlights. Consider visiting China in the off-season, late October to March, for less crowds and cooler temperatures. We were there on September and it was an amazing experience!
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