Two-day Trip Destinations around Chengdu

Authors: Go Chengdu


Go into the suburbs of Chengdu and you’ll be impressed by the enchanting sights, the ancient towns, theme museums, hills and rivers, and of course the colorful customs with distinct local flavors.
Destination 1: Mt. Emei ― Grand Buddha
As one of China's "Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains", Emei Shan (Mt. Emei) has lush vegetation, cloud-shrouded peaks and refreshing alpine scenery.
The Giant Buddha in Leshan City, not far from Mt. Emei, is the world's largest stone Buddha statue. It was carved during Tang Dynasty (618-907) and the project lasted for about 90 years. As early as 1996, Mt. Emei and the Giant Buddha were listed as UNESCO's World Natural and Cultural Heritages.
Traffic: 157km away from downtown Chengdu; visitors can take the high-speed train in Chengdu East Railway Station; the journey takes about 100 minutes to get to Mt. Emei (ticket: RMB65).
Emei Mountain: RMB185 (February ― October), RMB110 (December ― January); Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Spot: RMB90.
Links: Mt. Emei
Destination 2: Ping'le Ancient Town
Located in Qionglai City in southwestern Chengdu, Ping'le Ancient Town features the ancient style architecture, river sights and idyllic life styles. Vestiges of old constructions, including wharves, bridges, houses, stone-paved streets are well preserved in the town. It is built along a river running by.
Traffic: 93km from downtown Chengdu; visitors can take coaches in Xinnanmen Bus Terminal and Chadianzi Bus Terminal.
Self-dive: Chengdu — Chengwen Elevated Road — Riyue Avenue — Chengwenqiong Expressway — Qionglai-Mingshan Expressway — Shougao Road — Ping'le Ancient Town
Admission: free
Destination 3: Xiling Snow Mountains
Situated in Dayi County in western Chengdu, Chengdu Xiling Snow Mountains is a national AAAA tourist scenic spot and features snowy peaks, the sunrise and the cloud sea, valleys, pristine forests, cascades and natural caves — all coming together to form the image depicted in the Chinese paintings.
The skiing resort of Xiling Snow Mountains is the most popular spot for winter sports in southern China and attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year.
Direct bus service from Chengdu to Dayi County or the Xiling Snow Mountains scenic area at the Xinnanmen Bus Terminal and Chadianzi Bus Terminal in downtown Chengdu.
Admission: RMB120, 50% off for foreigner

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