Chengdu

Chengdu Overview

Chinese Name: 成都 English IPA: /chnng-doo/ Location: Southwest China Population: 14.17 million Language: Mandarin, Szechwan dialect Zip code: 610000 Tel code: +86 (028) Time zone: (UTC+8)

Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province, located in the west of Sichuan Basin and in the center of Chengdu Plain, serves as the provincial center for politics, economy, culture, and transportation. It is a famous historical and cultural city for more than 3,200 years without renaming or removing. Known as a “laid-back”city, Chengdu is a large but relaxed city, with many natural, cultural, and historical sights in and around it where you never want to leave once you arrived.

Chengdu is famed for being the home of cute giant pandas and you can not only take a close look at them and also take care of them as a panda keeper. Beside lovely pandas, you can visit Jinli Old Street, Wenshu Temple, Three Kingdoms-era Wuhou Temple, Kuan-Zhai Alley, or Dujiangyan Irrigation System and Mount Qingcheng, etc. What’s more, you can experience the most authentic Sichuan cuisine, Hotpot and all kinds of snacks.

Highlights:

  • Giant Panda: As the hometown of the giant panda, there are three panda bases around Chengdu with their unique draws for panda viewing, namely Chengdu Panda Base, Dujiangyan panda center and Wolong Panda Base.
  • Leisure Life: Leisure is a kind of culture and attitude in this laid-back city. Nowadays,  rapid changes comes to Chengdu and no matter how quick it develops, the consistent relaxed and easy-going style remains in the life of Chengdu people.
  • Hotpot: Hotpot is very popular in Chengdu and is known for its spicy and hot flavor. Although this kind of hotpot originated in Chongqing, but has been prospered in Chengdu and become famous and popular all over the country.
  • Visa-Free Transit: From Sept. 01, 2013, visitors with flight tickets to a third country/region can stop in Chengdu for 72 hours without visa. Just go and enjoy our fabulous Chengdu tours.

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Chengdu Attractions

Located in the center of Sichuan province, Chengdu is an ancient and mysterious land with a history of 3200 years according to Jinsha Sites unerathed in 2001. Nowadays, Chengdu has become a tourist city with picturesque surrounding scenic landscapes and numerous historical places of interest, as well as the hometown of giant pandas. Being recognized as the happiest city in China, the laid-back city has its happiest people for this leisurely and slow-paced lifestyle. Just go and enjoy the leisurely [...]

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Chengdu Tours

Reputed as "Country of Heaven", Chengdu is a city that you never want to leave once you arrived, which is so big and diverse abounding with various options. Your Chengdu tour is not complete without closely seeing the giant pandas happily hanging out in Panda Base and tasting the famous local cuisines and snacks distributed in the streets of Chengdu. Our Chengdu tour has not only covered the highlights of Chengdu downtown area, but also its surrounding charming attractions, such as Dujiangyan [...]

Climate & When to Go

Climate of Chengdu Located in the transition zone from Northwest Sichuan Plateau to Sichuan basin, Chengdu has its own unique climatic characteristics. Most of Chengdu area enjoys a subtropical humid monsoon climate characterized by early spring, hot summer, cool autumn and warm winter. One prominent feature of the Chengdu climate is the cloudy and short duration of sunshine, another is the humidity of the air. It is sweltering in the summer, gloomy and cold in the winter. Due to great differences between [...]

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Transportation

As the famous hub of transportation in Southwest China, Chengdu has developed its extensive transportation system as the largest transportation junction in Sichuan and southwest of China with flights, bullet trains or long-distance bus extending in all directions. Moreover,there are buses, taxis, subways and many other vehicles for passengers to choose from. How to Get There & Away By Air At present, Chengdu has only one airport, namely Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport. Located in the north of Shuangliu, southwest of Chengdu [...]

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Festivals and Activities

Festivals in Chengdu  Chengdu is a leisure city where people enjoy a slow-paced life full of relaxation and enjoyment. Also, with a history over 3000 years, besides Chinese traditional festivals, Chengdu reserves a variety of famous festivals and activities of its own which spread throughout the year showcasing the very characteristic features of Chengdu. While the festivals in Chengdu are not only the holidays but also enjoy life that many people may be surprised at. Here introduce you some festivals and activities [...]

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Travel Tips

Located in the west of Sichuan Basin and in the center of Chengdu Plain, Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province, serves as the provincial center for politics, economy, culture, and transportation. It is a famous historical and cultural city for more than 3,200 years without renaming or removing. Known as a “laid-back” city, Chengdu is a large but relaxed city, with many natural, cultural, and historical sights in and around it where you never want to leave once you arrived. Visa-free Transit Starting from [...]

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Useful Maps

Our Chengdu maps cover different types of useful maps including Chengdu location Map, Sichuan Province Map, Chengdu City Map,Chengdu attractions map, Chengdu subway map, Scenic Spots Around Chengdu, and so on to help you better understand about Chengdu city and plan your dreamlike Chengdu tour. [...]

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Chengdu Accommodation

As the most important economic, political and cultural center in southwest China, Chengdu is a mature tourism city with millions of visitors every year. Therefore, it is quite convenient to find ideal hotels of your own favorite, ranging from luxury and modern 5-star hotels to local featured hostel, from economical hotels to youth hostels. Among thousands of Chengdu hotels, you can choose to stay around scenic spots for the convenience of sightseeing, or stay around railway station and bus station for easy [...]

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