Only 10 km from the Forest Villa you will find the nature reserve Dujiangyan Hongkou. The primordial ecosystem is well-protected, including hills and mountains, gorges, clear springs, waterfalls and virgin forests. For this reason it is known as “the first river drift in West China.” You can choose between two different routes: difficult and easy. The difficult one only takes 10 minutes, but the many bumps and turns make it a thrilling ride. The easy route takes two hours and is great for taking in the natural scenic area. The river and its natural surrounding beauty create a good environment for drifting where people can relax. Also, it is designated as the national whitewater kayak training base. The water is clean and clear. The drifting line is 24.2 kilometers with many rapids and slopes. The falls are approximately one meter high. Price RMB 140 – RMB 170 per person.

Rafting in Hongkou Nature Reservoir

Mt. Qingcheng is 15 km away from the Forest Villa and one of the most famous Taoist mountains in China, seen as the birth place of Taoism by many Chinese people. It is also a very attractive and intriguing scenic spot that is covered by luxuriant and verdant trees.  The anterior Mt. Qingcheng is the main part of the scenic spot, covering an area approximately 15 square kilometers (about 3706 acres) that possesses alluring natural beauty and an abundance of cultural relics and historic sites. Qingcheng Mountain, which is surrounded by numerous peaks and is shaped like a city, is dubbed ‘the most peaceful and secluded mountain under heaven’ and combines perfectly with its evergreen scenery. It’s listed as an UNESCO heritage site (more info here). Distance 15km from Forest Villa.

Hiking in spiritual Qingcheng Mountain

Xiling Snow Mountain is considered as the largest, covering 8 square kilometers, and best-equipped alpine ski area in China. It is located about 100 kilometers west of the provincial capital of Chengdu. The are incorporates snow ski, grass ski and other entertainment to support a year-round tourist destination. The Xiling Scenic Area boasts charming natural scenery, nice weather conditions and easy accessibility. The advanced snowmaking system, high elevation of around 2,200 – 2,400 meters above sea level as well as low temperature have resulted the snow depth over 60 cm. Distance from Forest Villa aprox. 2 hours and 80km.

Skiing in beautiful Xiling Mountain

One of our partner cycled around the world on a bicycle before installing in Chengdu. He knows the most beuatiful cycling spots in Sichuan Province and can tailor made a tour just for you.  You can choose to take the moderate cycling routes leisurely or challenge the long excursions consisting of flat plain and mountainous remote region, discovering breathtaking landscape and encompasses a multitude of minority cultures.

Cycling in Sichuan Province

Sichuan Qingchengshan Golf Club is an international 18-hole, par 72 golf course which is located near the famous Dujiangyan Irrigation System, beside of Qingcheng Mountain and one of the most well known Chengdu golf courses, designed by American company HOK. Located only 5 km from Forrest Villa.

Golfing in Dujiangyan

The Dujiangyan Irrigation system lies on the west of Dujiangyan City, 4 km away from the Forest Villa. It is one the largest-scale hydraulic projects constructed in ancient time and still being kept in use, while now also being one of the most well-known tourism locations in Sichuan. In 2000, Dujiangyan was listed in the UNESCO world heritages list together with Mt. Qingcheng (more tourist info here) . The dam is the oldest irrigation works in the world, built between 275 BC and 251 BC. It incorporates dam-free diversion, and has always been working perfectly, even now. The project was built in order to control the flood of the Minjiang River. The irrigation system uses the way of “water diversion without a dam” and takes advantage of the natural area at a mountain pass. Ticket of Dujiangyan sight spot is RMB90/person.

Guided tour in Dujiangyan

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