ChengduChina

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

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

Jinjiang

4.5/5Wonderful!(55 area reviews)

Well-liked for its mountain views and museums, Jinjiang is worth a visit. Check out the variety of things to see and do like Chengdu IFS and Taikoo Li, and jump on the metro at Jinjiang Hotel Station to get around the city.

Jinjiang
Chengdu which includes a garden

Chengdu City Centre

4/5Very Good!(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 Chengdu IFS are top spots, and you can jump on the metro at Tianfu Square Station or Jinjiang Hotel Station to get around.

Chengdu City Centre
Wenshu Monastery

Jinniu

4.5/5Wonderful!(11 area reviews)

Well-liked for its bars and museums, Jinniu is worth a visit. Check out the variety of things to see and do like Wide and Narrow Street and Yong Ling, and jump on the metro at Renmin Road North Station to get around the city.

Jinniu
Baihuatan Park

Wuhou

4/5Very Good!(27 area reviews)

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

Wuhou
Sichuan featuring heritage elements and cycling as well as an individual femail

Shuangliu District

4/5Very Good!(31 area reviews)

Visitors to Shuangliu District like its mountain views and museums, and Tanghu Park is a sight worth a stop.

Shuangliu District
都江堰

Dujiangyan

You'll enjoy the mountain views and parks in Dujiangyan. You might want to make time for a stop at Mount Qingcheng or Dujiangyan Museum.

Dujiangyan

Top Hotels in Chengdu

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Crowne Plaza Chengdu City Center
Crowne Plaza Chengdu City Center
4 out of 5
31 Zong Fu Street, Chengdu, Sichuan
The price is NT$1,623 per night

Located in Qingyang, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Chengdu IFS and Taikoo Li. People's Park and Sichuan University are also within 3 mi (5 km). Tianfu ...

4/5Very Good! (150 reviews)

"The hotel was lovely, the staff was welcoming , food was great, just a shame the Coronavirus ruined my trip and everything was cancelled for Chinese New Year."…"

Reviewed on 2020/2/16

Crowne Plaza Chengdu City Center
Grand Hyatt Chengdu
Grand Hyatt Chengdu
4.5 out of 5
No. 8 South Chunxi Road, Jinjiang District, Chengdu, Sichuan

Located in Jinjiang, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Chengdu IFS and Tianfu Square. Taikoo Li and Sichuan Museum of Science and Technology are also ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (52 reviews)
Hyatt solves avoidable issue caused by Hotels.com

"I booked club room for two persons with two twin beds and with breakfast included for 2 persons. Apparently Hotels.com sent Grand Hyatt confirmation for only one breakfast included. I showed the hotel staff the receipt from Hotels.com which said “breakfast included” but without the exact wording ..."…"

Reviewed on 2019/12/3

Grand Hyatt Chengdu
Lazybones Poshpacker Templeside Hostel
Lazybones Poshpacker Templeside Hostel
2 out of 5
No. 2 Xinghui Road West, Jinniu District, Chengdu

Located in Chengdu City Centre, this hostel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Wenshu Monastery and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Tianfu Square. Chengdu City Sports Center and Sichuan ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)

"I love the layout...the wonderful pockets of places to settle in and hang out."…"

Reviewed on 2018/12/10

Lazybones Poshpacker Templeside Hostel

Popular places to visit in Chengdu

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

5/5(60 reviews)

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

Sichuan University
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Sichuan University

4.5/5(10 reviews)

Explore the campus of Sichuan University, during your travels in Shahepu. Check out the shops and top-notch restaurants in this relaxing area.

Mount Qingcheng
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Mount Qingcheng

Explore the great outdoors at Mount Qingcheng, a lovely green space in Chengdu. Discover the area's mountain views and zoo.

Reviews of Chengdu

4.5

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 17, 2020

Good hotel for a layover.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 8, 2020

I have visited Chengdu many times. My favourite China city

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 12, 2019

Great city to visit and friendly people. Clean and safe. Peaceful and lot of food choices.

4/5 - Good

K

Dec 9, 2019

Chengdu offers plenty of culinary choices. you can have spicy or non-spicy meals. I will go back when I can spend more time there

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 7, 2019

Very good option to if looking for a traditional Chinese experience. This place offers many scenic spots around the city, many attractions such as panda zoo & care center as well as delicious (and spicy) food... Highly recommended

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Sep 21, 2019

First time to visit Chengdu, very impressed with the easy/fast/clean metro. Visited LeShan Big Buddha, Mt. Ermei, Dujiangyan Irrigation, Giant Panda Breeding & Research Center. Awesome sceneries at Mt. Ermei. Chengdu is very green & lush.

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