This morning, you will be picked up at 8:30 am at your hotel by the local guide and transferred to the Thatched Cottage of Du Fu which is the former residence of Du Fu near the Huanhua River in the western suburb of Chengdu
. Du Fu, one of the greatest Tang dynasty poet (618--907 A.D.), lived in Chengdu for four years and wrote many famous poems. In tribute to the great poet, an ancestral was built but destroyed by wars and chaos later. The rebuilt new site is actually an exhibition hall. It displays a large number of paintings showing the panaramic view of the cottage and a complete description of the poet´s life.
After that, you will switch to Wuhou Temple. Wuhou Temple (Wuhouci), located on the outskirts of Chengdu City, was built in the sixth century to commemorate Zhuge Liang (Kongming), known for his great wisdom. He was the Premier of the Shu, one of the "Three Kingdoms" in of 221-263A.D. and he was given the title "Wu Hou" (Premier). It was rebuilt on the same location by Emperor Kangxi in the early Ch´ing Dynasty (1616 ~ 1911A.D.). The main construction faces south with five consecutive sections, the main gate, the second gate, Liu Bei (Emperor of Shu) Palace, an atrium and Zhuge Liang Palace.
Taste local cuisine for lunch at a fine local Chinese restaurant.
In the afternoon you will be transferred to Dujiangyan for a visit to the great ancient irrigation system. Dujiangyan was built in the year of 256 B.C. and considered one of the oldest and largest non-dam irrigation projects in the world. It still benefits local people today and in 2000 the UN enlisted the project into the list of World Cultural Heritages.
After that, you will be transfered back to your hotel around 5:30 pm, end your fascinating tour.