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If you want to explore China beyond Shanghai and Hong Kong, then Chengdu is the place for you to be for you. Famous for its silk and splendid beauty, the local culture of this land will mesmerise you. The capital of Sichuan province, Chengdu is located at the intersection of Jin and Fu Rivers. The city is famous for its shops, sightings, and street foods. Plan a visit to this “Brocade City” and get the chance to soak in its beauty and splendour. We will guide you to the places to visit in Chengdu and things to do in Chengdu on this blog.
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding:
This research centre deserves to be the starting juncture of your city exploration. Located just 10 km away from downtown, the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding offers the best environment for rearing and breeding of pandas.
How to Reach from Shuangliu Airport?
To reach Chengdu Research Base and Giant Panda Breeding Center from the airport, take shuttle bus line 1, get off at Sheng Ti Yu Guan Station. Now take metro line 3 or bus 99 to Dong Wu Yuan station. From there, take bus 198 or 198A to the panda station.
How to Reach the Location From Chengdu Railway Station?
Take bus no. 9 or 70 to Dong Wu Yuan Bus Station, and then change bus no. 198 or 198A from there.
This is one of the most famous places in Chengdu and is located at the east of Wuhou Temple. The exotic ambience of Jilni Street is a must to explore.
How to Reach The Location?
Take bus no. 1, 82, 109, 334 or 335, and get off at Wu Hou Ci Station.
The tour to Chengdu is incomplete without exploring every nook and corner of Chunxi road, one of the famous tourist places in Chengdu. Located in Jinjiang District, it is spread over 200,000 square meters. The street is the hub of many activities. It is famous for its bronze statue, the famous granite-built wall carved with the renowned scenes of Chengdu in the Tang Dynasty (619-907). The front of this wall is beautified with colourful statues of tourists from different regions. Here one can experience the glimpse of history and culture of Chengdu.
How to Reach the Location By Bus?
Take bus line 81, 98, 58 or 98A to get down at Chunxi Road North Station.
Take bus line 43, 48, 55, 56, 104, or Night Line 298 and get off at Chunxi Road South Exit station.
By Subway: Take line 2 or line 3 and get off at Chunxi Road. Leave from exit C or D to find it.
Located in the west of Chengdu city, Sichuan museum is the largest museum in southwest China. Known for its cultural and natural resource, Sichuan is often referred to as “the land of abundance”. The museum could amaze visitors with its diversity. Spread in the area of 12,900 square meters, it has 14 exhibition halls. One can get the chance to take a glimpse of 260,000 items. Don’t forget to include this museum to your bucket list while planning a Chengdu tour.
How To Reach Sichuan Museum?
By Metro: Take metro line 2 or line 4 to reach Chengdu University of TCM & Provincial People's Hospital Station, Exit A. From there, the museum is located around one kilometre by walk.
By Bus: Take bus line 19, 58, 82, 151, 165, 170, 309, 319, 1024 or 1031 to get off at the Songxianqiao Station.
Mount Qingcheng is famous for its magnificent scenic beauty. The rich biodiversity of the region and natural splendour of verdant trees has made it a hotspot among the tourists. The calm and pacifying greenery and serenity have made it secluded mountain; this is also the last entry in the famous places to visit in Chengdu.
How to Reach the Location?
1. Take bullet train from Chengdu Railway Station to Qingchengshan Railway Station. Then take bus no. 101 to Mt. Qingcheng (Front Mountain).
2. Take a bus from Xinnanmen Bus Station or Chadianzi Bus Station to Qingchengshan.
Out of 365 days, 250 to 300 days welcome cloud, rain, and fog. The best time to plan a trip to Chengdu is from March to June, and September to November.
You never know when it can start to rain while exploring the beautiful Chengdu. Be prepared to experience rainfall at any time here. This is why you need to pack some waterproof clothes. If you don’t want to wet your feet, then bring covered footwear and don’t forget to add some warm clothes to your bag during a visit in the winter season (December to February). The high altitude may cause mountain sickness and diarrhoea so bring some medication that could provide immediate relief. Don’t forget to get travel insurance when you travel to Chengdu. Travel insurance is must-have facility when you travel abroad, as you may have to face any kind of emergency during your journey. During such times, travel insurance will come to your rescue.
While the list of delicacies that one can try here is large, making food an important Chengdu point of interest. Apart from popular dishes such as mapo tofu, twice cooked pork, and gong bao chicken, there are many other must-try dishes. Here are the names of a few: cold chicken in chilli oil, rabbit fried with pepper, smoked sausage, spiced steamed beef, Sichuan dumplings in chilli oil, wood fire chicken, and last but not the least fish mint. Explore local eatery joints to get more taste of the local flavours.
Tandoor Indian Restaurant
CACAJA Indian Restaurant
Unlike Hong Kong, shopping at Chengdu is not majestic, but it gives you a chance to find the local flavour of the land which is one of the best things to do in Chengdu. You can shop for silk and brocade. The shopping at Chengdu is incomplete without lacquer wares. Glossy and corrosion resistance the lacquer wares are famous across the world. Don’t forget to buy Chinese alcohol, jasmine tea, maofeng tea, hot pickled mustard tuber, mix-flavoured horsebean, dried beef liu yang gou dried beef, for your friends and family back home.
There are many government health centres as well as private clinics offering reliable medical facilities in Chengdu.
If you have travel insurance, notify your insurance company about the medical emergency. Your travel insurance will not only help you with the top medical facility but also provide cashless treatment facility.
The dialect of Chengdu is mandarin. Landlines and mobile phones are used for communication. Some places offer free Wi-Fi services as well. The following phrases of Mandarin will be of great help throughout your journey in Chengdu.
|Thank you||Xie xie|
|Good bye||Zai jia|
|How much?||duo shao qian|
|Very beautiful||Hen piaoliang|
|It’s too expensive||Tai gui|
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