Lhasa Tours from Chengdu
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Lhasa Tours from Chengdu

Update: Sep. 12th, 2012

Lhasa Tours from Chengdu

Chengdu is a famous tourism city in western China. It is also an ancient cultural city with rich historical relics. Some of the tourists planning to join the Lhasa tours would like to spend several days in Chengdu so as to appreciate the charm of the city before enter into Tibet.

Lhasa Tours from Chengdu – Brief Introduction of Chengdu

Chengdu is a city with four distinctive seasons and it has a pretty temperate climate. The local Chengdu people enjoy a very relaxing life style. Tourists could make a visit to various teahouses here to experience the local daily life and learn the local culture through the folk customs and stories before the Lhasa tours. Besides, tourists could also take a taste of the local Sichuan-style food which enjoys high reputation among tourists both at home and abroad.

There are numerous interesting scenic spots in Chengdu, among which the Research Base of the Giant Panda enjoys a really high reputation. Tourists here could witness the lovely giant pandas. Besides, tourists could also make a visit to the Wide and Narrow Alley to enjoy the ancient Chengdu style architectures and explore the history of the ancient city.

Lhasa Tours from Chengdu – Transportation

Chengdu plays important role in the transportation network of western China. Direct flights and trains have been opened between Chengdu and some other domestic cities. Tourists could travel between Chengdu and other cities conveniently before or after the Lhasa tours. Besides, international flights between Chengdu and some of the big cities abroad are also available. Some of the tourists could even fly to Chengdu without stop in other cities.

It takes about 2.5 hours to fly to Lhasa from Chengdu directly. It is much more time-saving compared to enter into Tibet by train since it takes about 43 hours to get to Lhasa from Chengdu by train. Tourists hold different opinions when asked which one is the better way to enter into Tibet. Some of them hold that start the Lhasa tours from Chengdu by train offers tourists the chance to adapt to the plateau environment gradually while other hold that it would be pretty difficult to spend such a long time on the train.

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