Chengdu Ancient Temples and Jinli Street

Chengdu Ancient
Temples and Jinli Street

Experience the cultural heart of Chengdu at three of the city’s most well-known sites.
Watch monks at work in Wenshu Monastery; see Emperor Liu Bei’s tomb in Wuhou
Temple; and wander past street food stalls and entertainers on ancient Jinli Street.


Chengdu is a city unlike any other. It is famed for being the home of adorable giant pandas. Aside from wildlife, this modern city is renowned for its teahouse culture and as a UNESCO City of Gastronomy which was awarded in recognition of the city’s outstanding cuisine.

This city is also brimming with history dating back to at least the 4th century B.C, when it served as the capital for the Shu Kingdom. It has deep historical roots in both Taoism and Buddhism. With thousands of years of a distinctive religious history, it is no wonder that Chengdu has some spectacular temples and venerated places of worship.


Chengdu Ancient Temples and Jinli Street

09:00 - 13:00
14:00 - 18:00

The guide and driver will collect you from the hotel and take you to the ancient Wenshu Monastery. Located in a lovely garden in the heart of the city, this monastery is still an active religious site. You can watch monks go about their daily lives and see the typical traditions and customs that take place. You will discover many different structures such as halls, pavilions, pagodas and statues, as well as the original temple which dates back to the Sui dynasty. There will also be time to explore the adjoining bazaar.

The religious exploration continues at the Wuhou Temple. This temple honours several famous historical figures, namely legendary military strategist, Zhuge Liang, and Emperor Liu Bei, whose tomb is located next to the temple. The entire complex is framed by cypress trees and a museum was set up in 1984 to house cultural relics.

Next, you will take a walk down adjoining Jinli Street, Chengdu’s oldest shopping street. It can be traced back to the Three Kingdoms period, over 1,800 years ago. A stroll along the historic lanes passing by old official residences, inns and shops will take you back to the days of ancient China. The elegant style of the architecture gives you an idea of what Sichuan looked like during the Qing Dynasty.

You can get a taste of authentic Chengdu flavours by trying local snacks and specialties from street food stalls while watching talented street entertainers.

At the end of the tour, the driver will take you back to the hotel.




  • A half-day tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges


  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)


  • This tour is operated on private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying inside downtown Chengdu. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside this area such as the Panda Research Centre, Qingcheng Shan District, the Dujiangyan District, any cruise and ferry terminal and Chengdu International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions
  • Customers are advised that during the Lunar Festival celebrations (celebration of Chinese New Year), excursions and tours may be subject to supplementary charges and/or may see longer waiting times than normal
  • We regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users
  • Part of this excursion includes walking over unpaved roads and paths. This may not suit guests with walking issues. Bear in mind that such paths may turn slippery / muddy after a rain shower. We suggest wearing good walking shoes, preferred closed shoes
  • We will always make the effort to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour
  • Please note pick-up and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sun’s rays are still very powerful
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.


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