''Shengan-Guihu Park is the study garden of Yang Shengan, a great scholar of the Ming Dynasty. Guihu is a classic garden of rich culture and peaceful environment, which shows fully the superb skills of Sichuan’s classic garden making. There is a well-preserved ancient wall of 850 m in the garden and there are also many other cultural relics such as portray bricks of the Eastern Han Dynasty, gold and silver wares of the Tang Dynasty, ancient rare books, calligraphy and paintings of many dynasties.''
Flowers and trees in Guihu Park are luxuriant and well-spaced. The osmanthus fragrance in fall and the large lotus pond make it the nationally known osmanthus and lotus scenic spot.
as described in the offical website guihu park is one of the most beautiful parks in sichuan and should not be missed.
the the tea houses are the symbols of sichuan province.there are many tea houses in xindu.the best one with its great scenery is the one at the guihu park near the lotus pond.
xindu has to main districts.old xindu and new xindu.new xindu looks like an upcoming place with a lot of construction.old xindu is the center of xindu where you can see many examples of of the classical chinese architecture hiding between the modern buildings
when it is 18.00 in the evening the street restaurants are set up on the streets of xindu with portable tables and chairs.they serve xao khao(kinf of BBQ) and it is the most popular with the locals.all the restaurants are packed with chinese families especially during the spring and summers.they spend all night drinking beer and eating xao khao.i recommend it with local snow beer
Favorite Dish: my favorite is tofu rolls stuffed with fish and lotus roots must be tried
it is very easy to go to the panda research base from xindu.trip takes 20 min and 2 RMB.just take bus 867 from the xindu bus terminal
xindu is not a big place.however there taxis are plenty .but taking a three wheels pedals(kind of rickshaw) is more enjoyable cheaper then taking a taxi in the short distances