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Go West: A Week in Western Sichuan

If you’re planning a trip out of Chengdu this winter, consider travelling to the western part of Sichuan Province. Although it is cold at this time of year, the lack of rain and brilliant blue skies make this a stunning destination.Read more>>

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Off The Beaten Track: Chengdu’s Parks HOT

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Chengdu is full of things to explore, and while the temperature is still bearable, we suggest getting out there and visiting one of the lesser-known parks for some relaxation and time with nature. ... Read More>>

Chengdu’s Most Famous Temples HOT

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With thousands of years of religious history, it’s no wonder that China has some of the world’s most spectacular temples. Though Chengdu is perhaps most noted for pandas, zesty cuisine and teahouses, the city definitely has its share of eminent shrines ...... Read More>>

Chengdu’s New & Improved Metro: Its History, Present and Ambitious Future HOT


Now that Line 2 of Chengdu’s Metro has officially opened, some of the far reached suburbs in the outskirts and other famous local/tourist destinations are finally interconnected, making it easier for daily commuters, locals and visitors alike to navigate ...... Read More>>

Making a Splash: Water Rafting Hotspots Around Chengdu HOT

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Now that the hot weather of the summer season has officially descended upon all of China, everyone is fantasizing about heading off to the largest (and coolest) body of water that they can find for some necessary R&R. Many in Chengdu are flocking to ...... Read More>>

Soak Your Worries Away in Chengdu’s Hot Springs HOT

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While you are not going to find any natural hot springs around Chengdu, there are some man-made ones that offer refreshing escapes from muggy summer days and warm retreats from bitter winter evenings. The city has a couple of decent hot spring options, but ...... Read More>>

Vestiges of the Past: Ancient Towns Around Chengdu HOT


Ancient towns near Chengdu offer a chance to explore ancient Chinese culture and just get a break from the crowded, nagging modernity of the city. There are a plethora of towns that can be reached within one hour. Such places are great for those living in ...... Read More>>

The Sardine Box: Guide to Chengdu’s Bus System HOT


Have you ever seen how crowded buses in Chengdu can get? In these buses, I've seen people with half an arm hanging out the window, heads smashed against glass, and drivers throwing fits over barely being able to hold the wheel. So why would you want to take ...... Read More>>

Good, Wholesome Fun: Family Friendly Activities in Chengdu HOT

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While fun things to do in Chengdu are seemingly limitless, a lot of them are not suitable for kids. However, there are plenty of educational and recreational family friendly activities in Chengdu that merit mentioning. Whether your family is visiting ...... Read More>>

Find Some Air: The Best Nature Getaways Outside Chengdu HOT

Some of the best places to go to in Sichuan happen to be very close to Chengdu. While there are good nature spots within the province's capital, it's sometimes nice to actually leave the city to get your nature fix. So if you need to taste clean air and ...... Read More>>

Space Away from the City: Chengdu’s Best Nature Spots HOT

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Chinese cities are concrete jungles, and Chengdu is no different. You taste that dusty air? That’s the flavour of progress. You hear those construction cranes? That’s the sound of advancement. A grey ubiquitous fog hangs over the city like a dome, ...... Read More>>

A Quick Guide to Chengdu’s Top Tourist Spots HOT

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Many of the whirlwind China tours don't really leave enough time to fully appreciate everything in Chengdu. If you are planning on going to Chengdu, but don't have much time, these are some of the top tourist spots you definitely do not want to miss.... Read More>>

Long Weekend Getaways: A Little Farther From Chengdu HOT

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The long Mid-Autumn weekend coming up provides a chance to get away and relax for just a little bit longer. These Chengdu weekend getaways will provide a change in scenery,an increase in air quality and recharge your batteries for the winter.... Read More>>

Travel Through Time: Chengdu’s Top Museums HOT

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Chengdu is a city seeped in history and culture. As a city with over 2,300 years history, that once was an important stopover on the Southern Silk Road and serves as a strategic base from which to enter Tibet, it is not surprising that some of the biggest ...... Read More>>

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