Chengdu Tea House, Local Market & Snacks with Hotpot Dinner

Half Day

  Chengdu

Half Day

Chengdu Tea House, Local Market & Snacks with Hotpot Dinner

  Chengdu

This half-day tour will provide insight into the traditional way of life in Chengdu, spicy Sichuan’s provincial capital. Take part in an ancient tea ceremony and learn about life in tea houses whilst sipping this traditional beverage. Visit a local food market and find out which herbs and ingredients give Sichuan cooking its flavour. Explore the fascinating and perfectly restored Narrow and Wide Alleys (‘Kuanzhai Xiangzi’) and get a glimpse of life in times gone by before enjoying a local hot pot in a bustling restaurant.

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sip Chinese tea in a traditional tea house
  • Visit the Narrow and Wide Alleys to get a taste of ancient life during the Ming and Qing dynasties
  • Try Sichuan hotpot, famed for its spicy flavours

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • Dinner with a bottle of soft drink & snacks as mentioned
  • Hotpot Dinner
  • English speaking guide
  • Tea in tea house
  • Service charges and government VAT tax

ITINERARY

DAY 1

Chengdu Tea House, Local Market & Snacks with Hotpot Dinner

DAY 1 - Chengdu Tea House, Local Market & Snacks with Hotpot Dinner

This fascinating half-day tour will begin at a local tea house in Chengdu People’s Park. Here, sip soothing tea, prepared the traditional way, and experience the way of life in this corner of the world. Learn about other activities traditionally carried out in the teahouse such as ear cleaning and tea doctors.

Once suitably refreshed, head to a local food market and shop as the locals do. Learn about the spices and ingredients that give Sichuan cooking its distinctive flavour and have chance to buy some unusual ingredients to take home.
Afterwards, visit the Narrow and Wide alleys (‘Kuanzhai Xiangzi’), a set of traditionally preserved ancient passageways that reflect the Ming and Qing eras. Enjoy local snacks such as Sandapao (a sort of sticky rice ball), Sichuan-style dumplings and Sticky Tofu whilst exploring these beautiful walkways.

The final stop in this half-day experience is at a local hot pot place. Enjoy the delicious local dish of Sichuan hot pot, famed for its spiciness, along with drinks and a selection of side dishes at an authentic restaurant.
This half-day walking tour will allow visitors the chance to experience local life in Chengdu.

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