Trip time! Discover the temples, museums, and monuments in relaxing Chengdu.

Chengdu is home to over 14 million people, but with its relaxed atmosphere, plenty of green space and the rich Chengdu Plain, the city is true to its nickname “The Land of Milk and Honey”. See endangered giant pandas, explore ancient religious sites, lose yourself in the bustle of the city and escape to Chengdu’s numerous parks.

Begin your day in Chengdu with a traditional breakfast of steamed buns and breakfast noodles. Set out to explore the city’s range of intriguing museums and ancient temples. Visit Sichuan Provincial Museum, Jinsha Site Museum and Jinli Ancient Street to understand the region’s history and flair. Wuhou, Wenshu and Qingyang temples offer a fascinating glimpse of this ancient city’s Buddhist and Taoist roots. Kids will enjoy the Happy Valley amusement park in Huanlegu and the water park in the New Century Global Centre, one of the largest buildings in the world.

Join the locals in enjoying Chengdu’s public spaces. Tianfu Square is located in the city centre above the metro hub and features a towering statue of Chairman Mao. See calligraphy writers painting with water on the pavement at People’s Park (Renmin Park). Enjoy a Sichuan tea from one of the park’s teahouses and join a game of mahjong. Huan Huaxi Park is a scenic location for tai chi.

Explore Greater Chengdu to find more parklands and historic areas. Visit the Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi) at the base of the Futou Mountain to see rare giant pandas. Learn about older China in Luodai Ancient Town and Jiezi Old Town.

Reach Chengdu by plane to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport or by train from other major cities around China. Explore Chendgu with the city’s metro system, buses and taxis. Chengdu has a mild and humid climate. Visit in spring to experience the Lantern Festival in Tazishan Park. See the colourful Fire Dragon Festival of Huang Long Xi in the first weeks of the Chinese New Year.

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Temples, Museums and Natural Parks

Top Hotels in Chengdu

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Renaissance Chengdu Hotel
4.5 out of 5
No 48 Section 4 South Renmin Road Wuhou, Chengdu, Sichuan
$72
per night
Sep 27 - Sep 28
4.3/5Excellent! (61 reviews)
Super helpful staff!

"My son and I traveled to Emeishan for an international wushu competition and stayed here for the night before transporting to the site. My son’s competition weapon did not catch the transfer flight and was left in Beijing. The hotel people were so nice contacting the airline, the airport and arranging ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2019

Renaissance Chengdu Hotel
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Sofitel Chengdu Taihe
5 out of 5
15 Binjiang Middle Road, Chengdu, Sichuan
$68
per night
Oct 6 - Oct 7
4.3/5Excellent! (314 reviews)

"Staff was excellent. could not fault them, friendly and very helpful."…"

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2019

Sofitel Chengdu Taihe
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Chengdu Marriott Hotel Financial Centre
4 out of 5
No. 999 TianFu Avenue North, High-Tech Zone, Chengdu, Sichuan
$87
per night
Sep 21 - Sep 22
4.6/5Wonderful! (35 reviews)

"Exceptional service and understanding. Immediate solutions for service far beyond just hotel service, help with problems related to language barrier. The stuff did everything to make me and my son feel comfortable and be able to enjoy our trip."…"

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2019

Chengdu Marriott Hotel Financial Centre

Popular things to do in Chengdu

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
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Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

4.5/5 (50 Ratings)

Meet China’s most famous furry residents at this impressive research base dedicated to the breeding and conservation of the giant panda.

People's Park
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People's Park

4.5/5 (30 Ratings)

Relax and appreciate the pretty surroundings of Chengdu’s enormous park. Join locals as they sip tea, sail on the lake and enjoy the vibrant flower garden.

Wenshu Monastery
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Wenshu Monastery

4.5/5 (14 Ratings)

Experience the tranquility and serenity at this Buddhist monastery, which houses an impressive collection of statues and a traditional teahouse with a relaxed atmosphere.

Top activities in Chengdu

Chengdu Evening Food Tour by Tuk-Tuk
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Chengdu Evening Food Tour by Tuk-Tuk

$64

Meet at a central location near the Chunxi Road Pedestrian Street, jump in a private tuk-tuk at about 6:30 p.m., and wind your way through the streets and communities of Chengdu to find the best food in the city. Your guide takes you to eateries that locals love.

Private Tour to Chengdu Panda Base and Leshan Giant Buddha
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Private Tour to Chengdu Panda Base and Leshan Giant Buddha

$130

Watch playful pandas rummaging about as they socialize with one another and eat shoots of green bamboo at the Chengdu Research Base. Indulge in a tasty Chinese lunch at a local restaurant, and then visit the UNESCO-listed Leshan Giant Buddha, the largest stone Buddha in the world, at its cliffside perch.

Pure View Giant Panda & Leshan Buddha Group Tour ex-Chengdu
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Pure View Giant Panda & Leshan Buddha Group Tour ex-Chengdu

$125

Pick-up service by your tour guide and driver in your downtown hotel (within 2nd ring roads) at 7:00 - 8:00AM. It takes 30 minutes to drive from Chengdu to the Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding where you can see the lovely tender pandas eating and playing, also a good chance to take picture for pandas.

Sichuan Opera Show Tickets at Shufeng Yayun Teahouse
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Sichuan Opera Show Tickets at Shufeng Yayun Teahouse

$41

The Sichuan Opera is a colorful, musical and comedic show featuring half a dozen separate performances that are sure to impress the audience. It starts at 8:00 pm every day at the Shufeng Yayun Tea House, and last for around 90 minutes.

Panda Volunteer Program at Dujiangyan Panda Base with Private Guide
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Panda Volunteer Program at Dujiangyan Panda Base with Private Guide

$90

Get the once-in-a-lifetime chance to care for lovable giant pandas during this special volunteer program at Dujiangyan Panda Base. Get up close to the cuddly bears as you help prepare food, clean enclosures, and even feed them.

Famous Chengdu Cooking class with one way transfer and local beer
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Famous Chengdu Cooking class with one way transfer and local beer

$58

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Holly's Hostel, China, Chengdu Shi, Wuhou Qu, Wu Hou Ci, 武侯祠大街246号 邮政编码: 610041 Today we will drop you at the cooking school by driver and you will cook your food with teacher about 2 hours in total, you cook the food and you enjoy it.

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Travel Activities to Support Wildlife Conservation
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Travel Activities to Support Wildlife Conservation

See amazing animals while supporting wildlife conservation with these eco-friendly travel activities.