In the early morning, your private tour guide and driver will meet you at your hotel lobby and transfer you to Mount Qingcheng(1.5h),upon arrival,with a comfortable golf car ride all the way to the entrance. Once you step in the mountain gate,you will see the quaint Taoist style architecture that inspired Dream Works to create the idyllic Panda Village in their movie, Kungfu Panda 3. In these tranquil surroundings, you will begin your half-hour walk uphill to the Moon City Lake where the cable car will lift you up to the most significant Taoist temple.
The main Taoist palace on Mount Qingcheng, Shangqing Palace (meaning "upper purity palace), is located 3,280 feet (1,000 meters) above sea level. Originally constructed in the Jin Dynasty (265AD-420AD), the structure seen today was rebuilt between 1862 and 1874. Within its compound, you will discover beautifully serene temples and an iconic 1,000 year old gingko tree.
You will continue your hike to the mountain top where Laojun Pavilion is located. If weather permits, you can see the whole Dujiangyan city and beyond.
Once you have enjoyed all that the mountain offers, you will board the cable car down from Shangqing Palace for the 30 minute walk to exit Mount Qingcheng.
After your tasty lunch at a local restaurant,driver to the highest Viewing platform - Qinyan Pavilion to enjoy a birds eye view of the whole Dujiangyan Irrigation Project. Your guide will brief you on this ancient engineering marvel how it works and how it has benefited the local people since the Qin Dynasty (220 BC).
From Qinyan Pavilion, continue to Erwang Temple (also known as Two Kings Temple) which was erected in the Qin Dynasty to commemorate the designers of the irrigation system, Li Bing and his son. Afterwards, you will cross the Anlan Suspension Bridge to the main part of Dujiangyan Irrigation System: Fish Mouth Weir and Bottle-Neck Channel ,you will gain deeper understanding how dose Dujiangyan Irrigation System work. Later, exit the irrigation system through Lidui Park and pass through an quite,elegant bonsai garden.
Step out of the park,driver will pick you up, return your hotel in Chengdu around 5:00pm.