World Routes 2016

The 22nd World Route Development Forum

Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China
24 - 27 September 2016

Complimentary Tour Programme

Please note booking for tours at World Routes is now closed.

Half-day Tour-Jinsha Site

JinshaDiscovered in February 2001, the Jinsha Site covers 5 square-kilometres, and dates back to the 12th to 7th century B.C. (2900-3200 years ago). At its peak it was the capital of the ancient Shun Kingdom, considered to be the ancient civilization centre along Yangtze River. It was the first major archaeological discovery in China at the beginning of the 21st century, and also a significant archaeological event following the discovery of the Sanxingdui site in Sichuan Province, becoming one of the Ten Major Archaeological Discoveries of China in 2001.

Date Itinerary
24th September 08:20 - 08:30 Gather at pick up point
08:30 - 09:20 Transport to Jinsha Site
09:20 - 11:20 Sightseeing at Jinsha Site
11:20 - 12:00  Transportation back to pick up point

Giant Panda TourHalf-day Tour-Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding 

The giant panda is a rare and beloved animal that only inhabits the six major mountain ranges in Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu provinces of China. The Giant Panda is considered a national treasure, with the base in Chengdu leading scientific research into this endangered species.

The museum’s includes displays of panda habitat and of pictures of pandas, and there are many scientific displays that give visitors a comprehensive education on their characteristics, habitat and distribution in the wild, and China’s conservation and breeding efforts. 

Date Itinerary
24th September 08:50 - 09:00 Gather at pick up point
09:00 - 09:50 Transportation to Chengdu Research Base
09:50 - 11:20 Tour of Chengdu Research Base
11:20 - 12:00  Transportation back to pick up point

AnrenHalf-day Tour-Anren Ancient Town 

Established in 620, the Anren Ancient Town in Dayi County has a long history. Anren Ancient Town was first built in the Tang Dynasty, with the existing old neighbourhood structures built in the late Qing Dynasty. The town is home to a State Key Cultural Relic and the biggest folk museum in China, the Jianchuan Museum.

There are twenty -seven mansions in the ancient town such as Wencai's Mansion, liuwenhui's Mansion ,liuxiang's Mansion and Liuyuanxuan Mansion. They carry on the traditional, residential, architectural style in West Sichuan and drawn on the techniques of Western architecture. They are mainly quadrangles on overall arrangement, and one courtyard is in another courtyard. The high walls close together on the outward appearance. 

Date Itinerary
24th September 07:20 - 07:30 Gather at pick up point
07:30 - 09:00 Transport to Aren Ancient Town
09:00 - 11:00 Sightseeing in Aren Ancient Town
11:00 - 12:30  Transportation back to pick up point

Broad & Narrow Alley 2Half-day Tour-Broad and Narrow Alley, Chengdu People’s Park 

The Broad and Narrow alley portrays the new lifestyle of Chengdu, an epicentre for fashion and culture, in partnership with some of the more traditional and classic representations of Chengdu. 

With many modern hotels opening in and around the lane area there rarely is a shortage of activity in what is arguably one of Chengdu’s most cosmopolitan yet traditional districts. 

Chengdu’s People's Park is located on Shaocheng Road in central Chengdu, near Tianfu Square. Covering an area of 112,639 square metres (1,212,440 sqft), it is the largest green area in downtown Chengdu. The park features an artificial lake, several gardens, the Railway Protection Movement Monument, and the century-old Heming Teahouse, a local landmark.

Date Itinerary
24th September 08:20 - 08:30 Gather at pick up point
08:30 - 09:20 Transportation to Broad and Narrow Alley
09:20 - 10:30 Sightseeing in the Broad and Narrow Alley
10:30 - 10:40 Transportation to Chengdu's People Park
10:40 - 11:40 Sightseeing at Chengdu's People Park
11:40 - 12:30 Transportation back to pick up point