Sichuan Cuisine Cooking Course and Volunteer at Dujiangyan Giant Panda Center
Chengdu – Pixian - Dujiangyan – Chengdu
2 Tage ab RMB
Date, Price and Service
Day01 Chengdu - Pixian – Dujiangyan L In the morning, pick you up at the hotel, then transfer to Pixian, a base of Sichuan Cuisine culture. We’ll visit the Dandan factory which manufacture thick broad-bean sauce in Pixian, the soul of Sichuan dishes. At first we will see the traditional production process of the thick broad-bean sauce in an exhibition hall, and then we enter the production area to see how to bask and store the thick broad-bean sauce. Afterwards we will commence our Sichuan cuisine cooking course at the Red Star Restaurant (Hong Xing Fan Dian): we’ll learn to cook two famous and popular Sichuan dishes with the help of professional cook: Mapo Tofu (bean curd), Gong Bao (Kung Pao) Chicken or shredded pork with garlic sauce (Yu Xiang Rou Si). After the cooking class, the Red Star Restaurant will issue certificate for every student. Of course, we’ll have lunch at the Red Star Restaurant, we’ll taste the authentic Sichuan dishes and also the dishes which are made by ourselves. In the afternoon, transfer to Dujiangyan, visit the Dujiangyan Irrigation System, which was built around 250 BC by Li Bin, a governor of Shu Prefecture in Qin State. The great project still works well today after more than two thousand year’s function, which not only puts an end of the water disaster to the local people but also makes Chengdu Plain “the land of abundance”. While visiting the water conservation work, you may find that the methods of harnessing the river the ancient people used are so simple but useful. In 2000, Dujiangyan became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And we’ll also visit the Temple of Two Kings (Erwang Miao). Overnight at Holiday Inn Express Down Town Dujiangyan
Day02 Dujianyan – Chengdu BL The whole day, being the volunteer at the Dujiangyan Giant Panda Center. There we’ll clean up bamboos, pick up droppings, wash the enclosures, observe and understand the pandas’ status and living conditions. Then explore the panda rescue exhibition hall to hear about stories associated with panda rescues. And prepare food and make the “panda cake” for panda and also feed the pandas with their delicious “panda cake” and fruits. We’ll watch a documentary that shows scientific facts about pandas, to understand how humans protect them. In the afternoon, the experienced panda experts share their scientific knowledge with us. The instructor will lead us to visit the panda garden and we’ll see panda eating bamboo, sleeping or frolicking. Finally, the Dujiangyan Giant Panda Center will award us the certificate! After the volunteer activity ends, at around 16:00 p.m., transfer back to Chengdu.