Taoping Qiang Village and Yingxiu Earthquake Site

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Overview

During  this Taoping Qiang Village and Yingxiu Earthquake Site Tour, you will have chance to appreciate the folk culture of Qing people and unique architecture of  the ‘mysterious oriental castle’. You could also feel the combination of tragic history and inspiring recovery of 2008 Sichuan Earthquake.

The Qiang people is a minority group that have been known as ‘the people living above the clouds’. Taoping Qiang village is an ideal place for you to learn Qiang people’s unique culture, language, art, religion.  What’s more, you could also explore the ‘mysterious oriental castle’ of the unique Qiang architecture. While Yingxiu town was the epicenter of the 8.0 magnitude earthquake that occurred on May 12, 2008. The remains of an old school have been kept until today for people to personally feel how the earthquake affected local people’s life.

 

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Morning:Chengdu - Taoping Qiang Minority Village

In the morning, your guide and driver from Sichuan Adventure will pick you up from your hotel and head for Taoping Qiang Minority Village, which is located about 150 kilometers (93 miles) north of Chengdu. On the way you will first witness fertile farmland on the countryside of Chengdu and then enjoy the views of great mountains near Taoping village. Taoping Qiang Minority Village has a long history of over 2,000 years. Walking around the houses and exploring the watchtowers can be a lot of fun here.

The Qiang people inhabit in the mountainous areas, and the watchtowers at Taoping Qiang Minority Village were used in the past to store their weapons and food, as well as defend their village from invading enemies.

You may have lunch at a Qiang family courtyard in the village.

Afternoon:Yingxiu - Chengdu

In the afternoon, you will take a walk around the town of Yingxiu, which was the epicenter of the 8.0 magnitude Sichuan Earthquake that occurred at 14:28, May 12, 2008. The relics of Xuankou Middle School in this town have been kept here after the tragedy to commemorate the lost ones. There were 1527 students and 133 teachers in the school when the earthquake happened, of whom 55 people died.

After visiting the school, you could walk around and see the new streets, buildings, houses and local people’s life which was rebuilt after the earthquake.

In the evening, drive back to Chengdu for 2-3 hours, then your driver and guide will take you back to your hotel.

Price

Price of the trip:

1 person: USD 310 per person

2 people: USD 180 per person

3 people: USD 140 per person

4 people: USD 115 per person

5 to 9 people: USD 99 per person

10 or more people: USD 85 per person

What’s Included:

  • Transportation: a comfortable car or bus and experienced driver’s service for the trip, and petrol fees, highway fees and parking fees of the car.
  • Entrance ticket of Taoping Qiang Minority Village.
  • An excellent English-speaking tour guide’ service.
  • Lunch at a nice Qiang family guesthouse.

What’s NOT included:

  • Your personal expenses, such as if you buy souvenirs.
  • Tips to the guide and driver if you are very satisfied with their service.