This China holiday begins in the capital of Sichuan’s province - Chengdu. With nicknames like 'Heavenly State', 'City of Hibiscus' and 'Land of Milk and Honey', it is no wonder that Chengdu is also ranked as one of China's most liveable places. Included is a visit to one of the top attractions in Chengdu, located in a lush valley outside the town, the Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Centre. It is the world's only centre of its kind, and offers opportunities to see pandas and their cubs. No visit to Chengdu is complete without tasting some of its delicious cuisine such as fiery hotpots, Chongqing duck neck, or spicy dragon prawns - take part in a cooking class and learn about and taste the art of Sichuan cuisine.
Discover China’s most famous National Park, Jiuzhaigou Valley, recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site where giant pandas (albeit only about 20) still roam the forested hillsides. A remote wilderness set on the steps of the Tibetan Himalayan Plateau, Jiuzhaigou Valley is a 278 square mile wonderland of turquoise lakes, cascading waterfalls and snowcapped mountain peaks which form the southern edge of the Minshan mountain range. Jiuzhaigou Valley is literally translated as 'Nine Village Valley' of the nine Tibetan villages from which the park derives its name, seven of which are still inhabited and accessible to park visitors and trekkers.
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