General Introduction to Chengdu

Chengdu CityChengdu is located in the southwest of China. Chengdu is the capital city of Sichun province. It is also the economical, political and cultural center of Sichun province and the whole southwest of China. Chengdu is famous in the world because it is the home to the Giant Panda in China. The biggest and the most important Panda Breeding and Research Centre is located in Chengdu. There are more than 10 million people living in and around Chengdu city. It is one of the biggest cities of China. As the cultural center of Southwest China, Chengdu has more than 2,000 years of history.

More than four thousand years ago, the prehistorical Bronze Age culture of Jinsha (Chinese: 金沙; pinyin: Jīnshā) established itself in this region. The fertile Chengdu Plain, on which Chengdu is located, is called Tianfuzhi guo (simplified Chinese: 天府之国; pinyin: Tiānfǔzhi Guó) in Chinese, which literally means "the country of heaven", or more often seen translated as "the Land of Abundance". It was recently named China's 4th-most livable city by China Daily.

 

Chengdu Weather Forecast

Chengdu has a humid subtropical climate and is largely mild and humid. Chengdu is situated at the western edge of the Sichuan Basin and is therefore sheltered from northwest winds from Siberia in winter by the Qinling Mountains to the north; the short winter is milder than in the Lower Yangtze because of the sheltering effect of the Qinling. Snow is rare but there are a few periods of frost each winter. The summer is longer, but not as hot as in the "Three Furnaces" cities of Wuhan, Nanjing, and Chongqing in the Lower Yangtze. The average daytime high in July and August is 29°C, with afternoon highs sometimes reaching 33°C or higher. The average low in January is 3°C, with lows sometimes dropping below freezing. Rainfall is common year-round but peaks in July and August.

Top Ten Attactions in Chengdu

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Tiananmen Square BeijingSanxingdui(Three-Star Piles) Museu

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Temple of Heaven BeijingDujiangyan Irrigation Project

Badaling Great Wall BeijingBaoguang Temple

Ming Dynasty Tombs Beijing Panda Breeding and Research Cente

Beihai Parks BeijingDinosaur Museum in Zigong

Summer Palace Beijing Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area

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Chengdu Public Transport

Chengdu's transportation network is well developed, and Chengdu serves as the starting point for many national highways, with major routes going from Sichuan-Shanxi, Sichuan-Tibet, and Sichuan-Yunnan. For the year 2007, Chengdu announced the official launch of 37 significant projects, including the Chengdu-Jianyang Expressway in an attempt to accelerate the construction of the experimental district. This project is expected to solve the current transportation problem, which is proved to be the bottleneck in Jianyang's development. Development of major tunnels and the Longquan Lake scenic spot has also been planned to integrate Jianyang better into the Chengdu economic circle.

Top Ten Chengdu Hotels Lists

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Tiananmen Square BeijingJunyue Lijing Hotel

Tiananmen Square BeijingShangri-La Hotel Chengdu

Tiananmen Square BeijingJinJiang Hotel

Tiananmen Square BeijingHaiyatt Garden Hotel

Tiananmen Square BeijingAplus Inn

Tiananmen Square BeijingTibet Hotel Chengdu

Tiananmen Square BeijingSheraton Lido Chengdu

Tiananmen Square BeijingYishe Apartment Hotel

Tiananmen Square BeijingCelebrity Ruicheng Hotel

 

There are hundreds of hotels in Chengdu ranging from luxury five star hotels to the common hotels. You can search lots of hotels by the internet. Here China travel discovery only recommend only top ten hotels in Beijing. You can choose one of them. This hotel list is also the reference of tripadvisor.

Chengdu Food

As the province of Heaven's Home, Chengdu gathers the essence of various local snacks. And as the city of migration, it also collects all favors throughout the whole country. Chengdu food plays an important role in Chinese treasury of cooking techniques. Chengdu cates have a long history with various breeds, rich local colors and are abundant in variety: fresh pastry, stewed meat in seasoning, fried duck, steamed stuffed bun…all those snacks are made with favors of sweet.

 

Top Ten Chengdu restaurants Lists

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Tiananmen Square Beijing Chengdu Dandanmian

Tiananmen Square Beijing Lao Fangzi Restaurant

 

Tiananmen Square Beijing Longchaoshou Canting

Tiananmen Square Beijing Yue Chinese Restaurant

Tiananmen Square Beijing Premier Court Western Restaurant

Tiananmen Square Beijing Parkway Thai Restaurant

Tiananmen Square Beijing sichuanuniversity

 

In Chengdu, there is a strange feature: lots of restaurants assemble to operate on the same street. Especially on the Yangxi Line, there are hundreds of restaurants operating different dishes: Sichuan Cuisine, Cantonese cuisine, Chaozhou dishes, Northeastern Cuisine and even Korean Food. Restaurants on Yangxi Line have a common feature that they set up seats in the hall for customers.

 

Chengdu Nightlife

Chengdu is famous for its thick characteristic of leisure and enjoyment. From traditional teahouses, theaters to modern pubs and clubs, Chengdu people know how to enjoy the night. Every corner in Chengdu offers the warmest welcome.

 

Chengdu Shopping

Shopaholics will be in heaven in Chengdu. As the most important city for commerce and trade in this part of China, Chengdu is home to some large shopping malls and street markets selling both domestic and international brands. For home décor or unique souvenirs, Chengdu is famous for Lacquerware and handmade antiques. Much like many cities in China, Shu Ma Guang Chang Square offers everything and anything about IT & electronic items at lower prices throughout its six-storey building.

 

Chengdu Travel Tips

Besides Chinese traditional festivals such as Spring Festival, Qing-Ming Festival and Mid-Autumn Day, Chengdu has its own local festivals, including Huanglongxi Firedrake Festival, Lantern Fair and Flower Fair. These festivals showcase the very characteristic features of Chengdu. So, they are often the highlights of a visitor's stay there and provide visitors with a deep understanding and appreciation of Chengdu.