We're teaming up with Thomas Cook China to give you the chance to win one FREE round-trip ticket to Chengdu for Dragon Boat Festival! While there, you'll get to visit the Giant Panda Reserve and the Le Shan Buddha.
To get a chance to win, book a small group tour of Chengdu with Thomas Cook China from May 28-30. For only RMB1,990 person, you will get accomodation with breakfast, transportation and an English-speaking guide with all entrance fees covered.
Once you've booked the tour, send us your confirmation. That will enter you into our exclusive lucky draw. We will select one winner who will receive a round trip ticket from Shanghai to Chengdu!
Here's how to enter:
1. Power up your VPN and follow our City Weekend Facebook page with a “Like”.
2. Send us a Facebook message with a screenshot of your reservation, your email address and phone number (that's how we'll reach you if you win).
3. To increase your chances of winning, share the Facebook event on your own feed, too.
Here is the itinerary:
Fly to Chengdu. China Eastern (MU 5401) from 08:00am – 11:20am (suggested flight)
Visit Wenshu Monastery, which is the best-preserved Buddhist temple in Chengdu. Then, head to the popular People’s Park, Renmin Park in Chengdu, a great place to relax, to socialize, and get a feel of a typical Chinese afternoon.
In the evening, wander into the Kuanzhai Alley (Wide & Narrow Alleys), a trendy alley with beautifully restored traditional architecture with restaurants, teahouses, cafes, restaurants and shops.
Climb Le Shan Big Buddha, the largest stone carved sitting Buddhist statue in the world, its toe alone can sit more than 20 people! At the top, visit Lingyun Temple. Also, enjoy a Min River Cruise to view the Buddha from afar.
This morning, it is time to meet pandas up close at the Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.
Visit Wuhou Temple and Wuhou Street. Finish your Chengdu adventure at Jinli ancient street, it was a place where used to be really famous for its silk, since Qin Dynasty. Stroll through beautiful ancient buildings, buy some handmade types of silk and delicious traditional snacks.
In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. China Eastern (MU 5416) from 5:00pm – 7:55pm (suggested flight).
This package includes:
Accommodation with breakfast
Local English-speaking guide
All transportation in an air conditioned vehicle (must fly on suggested flights if you require airport transfers)
Activities and excursions as stated above include all required entrance fees
This package does NOT include:
Transportation to and from Chengdu (unless you win, of course!). Thomas Cook can help arrange flights, however, if you don't win.
Optional activities and tours
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