Chengdu

Travel Guide
Baihuatan Park which includes a garden
Enjoy an abundance of beautiful parklands, visit ancient monuments, see rare giant pandas and try zingy local food at the Sichuan province’s exciting capital.

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.

Where to stay in Chengdu

Chengdu which includes a garden

Chengdu City Centre

4/5(7 area reviews)

Chengdu City Centre is well-liked for its mountain views and museums. If you're hoping to get in some sightseeing, Tianfu Square and Sichuan Museum of Science and Technology are top spots, and you can jump on the metro at Tianfu Square Station or Chunxi Road Station to get around.

Chengdu City Centre
Beautiful old street, amazing street food, and a great place to head after spending the day at the People's Park!

Jinjiang

4.5/5(55 area reviews)

Get to know Jinjiang and its many features like its mountain views and museums. You might want to explore sights like Taikoo Li Shopping Center and Tianfu Square, and you can jump on the metro at Dongmen Bridge Station or Chunxi Road Station to get around the city.

Jinjiang
Baihuatan Park

Wuhou

4/5(27 area reviews)

Get to know Wuhou and its many features like its coffeehouses and parks. You might want to explore sights like Wuhou Temple and New Century Global Center, and you can jump on the metro at Shenxianshu Station or Tongzilin Station to get around the city.

Wuhou
The young pandas were quite active at Dujiangyan Panda Base when I was there. This panda base was intimate and less crowded than the larger one in Chengdu.

Dujiangyan

Dujiangyan is well-liked for its mountain views and parks. If you're hoping to get in some sightseeing, Dujiangyan Scenic Area and Longxi - Hongkou National Natural Reserve are top spots, and you can jump on the metro at Yingbinlu Station or Libing Square Station to get around.

Dujiangyan
Thai roots make me naturally love all things spicy. First time chewing on real Sichuan pepper was quite an unique experience - a combination of surprise, horror and an alarmingly wonderful self-destructive feeling of wanting more. This Sichuan hot pot is still the best hot pot I’ve ever had in my life. #chengdu #sichuan #food #hotpot #spicy #foodie

Gaoxin

Gaoxin is a destination travelers like for its restaurants, and you might hop aboard the metro at Jincheng Plaza Station or Jincheng Plaza East Station to explore sights like New Century Global Center.

Gaoxin
Chengdu which includes a garden

Qingyang

4.5/5(42 area reviews)

Qingyang is well-liked for its waterparks and zoo. If you're hoping to get in some sightseeing, Wenshu Monastery and Chengdu City Sports Center are top spots, and you can jump on the metro at Wenshu Monastery Station or Luomashi Station to get around.

Qingyang
The St. Regis Chengdu
The St. Regis Chengdu
5 out of 5
88 Taisheng Road South, Qingyang District, Chengdu, Sichuan
The price is $107 per night from May 19 to May 20
$107
$124 total
includes taxes & fees
May 19 - May 20
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Chengdu. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Popular attractions Taikoo Li Shopping Center and Chengdu City ...
9/10 Wonderful! (135 reviews)
excellent services and facility
"Service is really great at St Regis, our butler Sherry greeting us at the lobby and have our room arranged beyond our expectation. the hotel is highly recommended for business or leisure."

Reviewed on May 9, 2024

The St. Regis Chengdu
The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu
The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu
5 out of 5
269 Shuncheng Ave, Qingyang District, Chengdu, Sichuan
The price is $107 per night from May 19 to May 20
$107
$124 total
includes taxes & fees
May 19 - May 20
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Chengdu. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a full-service spa. Popular attractions Taikoo Li Shopping Center and Chengdu ...
9.4/10 Exceptional! (194 reviews)
"It was a great experience from check in to the stay, to check out process. I especially love the service level across the different interactions. The room was big and comfortable, layout was great."

Reviewed on May 6, 2024

The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu
Somerset Riverview Chengdu
Somerset Riverview Chengdu
4 out of 5
No 1 Section 3, Renmin South Road, Wuhou District, Chengdu, Sichuan
The price is $64 per night from May 19 to May 20
$64
$67 total
includes taxes & fees
May 19 - May 20
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in Chengdu. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast (surcharge). Popular attractions Taikoo Li Shopping Center ...
9/10 Wonderful! (302 reviews)
"Great location, spacious room. Virtually perfect during our Chengdu stay. Awesome housekeeping service every morning 10am like clockwork. Big shoutout to Ivy & Kelly at the front desk, so kind and helpful with requests or issues. Will definitely be back next trip to Chengdu."

Reviewed on May 13, 2024

Somerset Riverview Chengdu
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