Fahai Temple and Tian Yi MU Fahai Temple was completed in 1443, and what sets Fahai Temple apart from other Buddhist temples are the 500-year-old frescoes, all 236sqm of them. When the temple was constructed, every hall had frescos; now, only those in Mahariva Hall (the main hall) survive. While Fahai Temple is not the only Chinese temple with frescoes, it has some of the most intricate and well-preserved frescoes in the country. Its colors have not faded away, even after over 500 years. Although created during the Ming dynasty, the frescoes were influenced by styles of the Song, Tang, and Ming dynasties. They are also exquisite examples of Ming-era perspective and brush technique. Without the jostling crowds found at Lama Temple or the Forbidden City, Fahai Temple is a serene retreat ideal for an early autumn day. Be sure to bring snacks and water (or better yet, a meal), since there are no vendors around. The little pagodas are the perfect locale for a picnic, too. Tian Yi Mu is about a 10-minute walk from Fahai Temple. Just head down the mountain road, take the first right at Moshikou Dajie, and walk about 300m. Tian Yi Mu can be tough to spot, so look for the gray archway on the right and head up the ramp that leads to the arch. Tian Yi, the favorite eunuch of the Emperor Wan Li, was buried here. Though it is known as Tian Yi?? tomb and memorial, there are four other eunuchs buried in the cemetery. Eunuchs have a long history in China. China?? last eunuch, Sun Yaoting, died in 1996. Back in the sixteenth century, Tian Yi himself was the directorate of ceremonies, the highest administrative office, and was the favorite eunuch of Ming dynasty Emperor Wanli. Tian Yi, Wanli?? mentor and confidant, served three emperors over 63 years. When Tian Yi died in 1605, Emperor Wanli had the tomb built to commemorate his much-loved eunuch. Though built on a smaller scale, its structure emulates that of Ming emperor tombs. One highlight is that visitors can actually go down into one of the tombs. When you head into the garden cemetery, you??l see a sliding metal door that leads into the ground. Slide it back, walk down the steps, and turn on the light. Down the steps, it is cold, wet, and dark, and the area remains unsupervised. This scene is not for everyone, but it is an adventure for some. Though both Fahai Temple and Tian Yi Mu are unconventional tourist sites, they are well worth a day trip.

Hi Laura,
Just a quick email to say that I had a lovely day been taken around the city, although touring alone it was a pleasure to immerse myself in some of the culture not to mention trying the yummy food! We visited Yu Garden which had such a variety of gift souvenir shops though I settled on a silk scarf for my wife. Later we toured the Bund and went up a Sky Scrapper to look over the city. The food was a rare treat, and I even ate Ducks Tongue! The guide David and the driver both were very pleasant people and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Thank you for organising this for me in such short notice.


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2 days Beijing-Chengdu-Beijing Tour
  • Tour Code: BJCD01
  • Tour type: private tour, no strangers in your group
  • Availability: everyday
  • Tour Valid: all around the year
  • Price: from USD814 per person
Special Features:

Learn the life and habits of pandas at Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center; Experience ancient Shu Kingdom culture at Sanxingdui Museum; Enjoy leisurely local life at Jinli Street

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Beijing/Chengdu

Transfer to Beijing Capital Airport and take evening flight to Southwest China’s Chengdu. Upon arrival, our English speaking guide will welcome you warmly at the airport and accompany to the hotel. Rest at the hotel for 2 nights.

Pandas,ChengduDay 2 Chengdu (B/L)

One of our main objectives to Chengdu is the living treasures – Giant Pandas. A morning trip will take you to the Panda Breeding and Research Center which is 15km out of town. Visit the nursery to learn the breeding process, life and habits of the pandas. You are able to hold a panda or take photos with it after donations.

Head to the Sanxingdui Museum. Sanxingdui culture is believed to represent a history dated back to 12th-11th century BC. It is still an un-known civilization to archeologists. The historical items exhibited here are much different from those of other civilizations. The environment in the museum is very brilliant and the layout is quite unique.

Day 3 Chengdu/Beijing (B/L)

Today enjoy a visit to Wuhou Memorial Temple, Dufu Thatched Cottage and Jinli Ancient Street.

Wuhou Memorial Temple,ChengduWuhou Temple is one of the most popular attractions in Chengdu. It is the largest museum of the Three Kingdoms Period, and a very quiet place in the city. The temple was built to memorize Zhuge Liang, the distinguished statesman and strategist during the Three Kingdom Period. Zhuge Liang is the symbol of wisdom in Chinese people's mind.

Just as its name implies, Dufu Thatched Cottage was home to the distinguished Tang Dynasty (618-960) poet Dufu more than a thousand years ago. The main structures of this park were rebuilt at the beginning of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and renovated in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).

Jinli Street is an old Sichuan style street where you will experience more about the local culture.

After today's sightseeing, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Beijing. Meet at the airport and transfer to your hotel.

Dec. 1 - February 28DeluxeStandardEconomySingle Supplement
1 personUSD1388USD1312USD1269--
2-3 personsUSD1020USD984USD962USD116/79/58
4-5 personsUSD915USD878USD856USD116/79/58
6-9 personsUSD858USD831USD814USD116/79/58
Hotels 5* Tibet Hotel 4* Minshan Lhasa Grand Hotel 3* Sichuan Civil Aviation Hotel


Mar. 1 - Nov. 30DeluxeStandardEconomySingle Supplement
1 personUSD1470USD1327USD1272--
2-3 personsUSD1062USD990USD967USD157/85/62
4-5 personsUSD956USD886USD861USD157/85/62
6-9 personsUSD875USD836USD814USD157/85/62
Hotels  5* Tibet Hotel 4* Minshan Lhasa Grand Hotel 3* Sichuan Civil Aviation Hotel 
*Infants under 2 are free; children (2-12 years old) price is 80% of adult price.

Price includes:
1. All internal transportations and transfers in China, including internal flights from
Beijing to Chengdu, Chengdu to Beijing.
2. 2 night accommodation with private facilities.
3. Meals as specified in the itinerary, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch.
4. English speaking guide in Beijing and Xi??n.
5. Comprehensive sightseeing with all entrance fees.
6. All airport taxes.

Price excludes:
1. Expenses in hotels such as laundry, tips, telephone and room service, etc.
2. Gratuities for service provided by tour guides and drivers.
3. Other personal expenses.

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