When it comes to getting the best bang for your buck from your holiday, it's worth remembering that Mianyang is merely the beginning; Sichuan has been blessed with an abundance of scenic wonders.
Experience moments of tranquility at Sichuan's temples.
There are plenty of exciting adventures to be had in the region around Sichuan. Have a go at horse riding or mountain climbing to really get your blood pumping.
A way to discover the true soul of a place is by visiting the eating establishments in the region. Try some food and chat with residents. Some ingredients you'll find in a number of Sichuan kitchens are poultry and tofu. Of course no trip to China would be finished without getting a taste of kung pao chicken or Sichuan hot pot.
Take the time to learn some Mandarin to understand the locals. "Nǐ yào bú yào gēn wǒ tiàowǔ" means "Would you like todance with me?" A second interesting example is "Zhèiwèi xiānsheng huì qīngdān" (This gentleman/lady will pay for everything).
At the end of your time in Mianyang, spend the last of your renminbi on last minute keepsakes and say Zàijiàn (farewell).