Small/Private group. Hours flexible. Enjoy a half day city tour and tea tasting ceremony in Chengdu, where you step back into time and learn about Taoism by visiting Qingyanggong Palace. There you will see beautiful temples and magical gardens as well as Taoist priests practicing Taichi. Afterwards walk by the Funan River and enter Huanhuaxi Park which is famous for wedding couples coming to take pictures. In the park you can walk through a bamboo forest as well as admire the gardens and multicolored fish in the ponds. Finally enter an elegant tea house where you will be served a pot of Kungfu tea and experience a tea tasting ceremony where you learn all about the Chinese customs on proper Chinese etiquette and exactly how to serve and drink tea at a traditional Chinese tea house.
Wonder what the locals do to relax and do you want to learn about the traditions hidden behind the fancy high rises? You can experience all this within half a day by foot!
This half day city walk tour puts a number of local tourist attractions and gardens on your list, it will show you the contrast between modern and ancient traditions as well as experiencing the laid-back life like the locals, and have a taste of what the city presents.
Our walking tour begins from Qingyanggong Palace at 08:00 where you will be met with your guide where you will learn about the mysterious philosophy of Daoism as well as admire the temples and unique artifacts. This activity will last approximately an hour and 10 minutes. Afterwards, for around 20 minutes, on our way to Huanhuaxi Park, you will walk along the Funan River and pass by the Sichuan Museum. Once you enter the park you will notice many wedding couples taking photos as the park is known for its beautiful landscapes, such as for example its bamboo forest. After strolling around the park for 20 minutes, you will next take a 15 minute walk to your final destination- an elegant teahouse. There you will be served with a pot of Kungfu tea and experience a tea tasting ceremony where you will learn about Chinese tea culture and etiquette, for example how to serve tea and what utensils to use in a traditional Chinese tea house. This whole experience will last around an hour and 10 minutes and finally after this you will be take a taxi to your next destination.
Hour by Hour Timetable:
08:00 Arrive in Qingyanggong Palace by taxi, and meet your guide
08:00—09:10 Visit Qingyanggong Daoism Palace
09:10-09:30 Walk past Sichuan Museum and along the Funan River to Huanhuaxi Park
09:30—09:50 Walk around Huanhuaxi Park
09:50—10:05 Walk to Tea House
10:05—11:15 Enjoy the Tea ceremony with tea culture briefing
11:15—11:30 Take the taxi to your lunch place, the end of tour today
Your adventure awaits!
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