Chengdu

Travel Guide
Wenshu Monastery featuring 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

Grand Hyatt Chengdu
Grand Hyatt Chengdu
4.5 out of 5
No. 8 South Chunxi Road, Jinjiang District, Chengdu, Sichuan, 610021
The price is CA $138 per night from Aug 13 to Aug 14
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Chengdu. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 8 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (58 reviews)
"The hotel is in a very convenient location, lots of shopping malls and restaurants around. Staff friendly and helpful. The manager prepared a cake for my wife on her birthday, it was kinda suprised and sweet. The room overall was good, just some spots are not very well maintained while the public ..."

Reviewed on Dec. 29, 2021

Grand Hyatt Chengdu
The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu
The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu
5 out of 5
269 Shuncheng Ave, Qingyang District, Chengdu, Sichuan, 610017
The price is CA $141 per night from Aug 12 to Aug 13
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Chengdu. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (143 reviews)
"Great staff"

Reviewed on May 7, 2022

The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu
W Chengdu
W Chengdu
4.5 out of 5
No 300 Jiaozi Avenue, Gaoxin District, Chengdu, 610041
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The price is CA $211 per night from Aug 11 to Aug 12
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Chengdu. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 4 restaurants. Popular attractions New Century Global Center and Chengdu Yintai ...
W Chengdu
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Citadines South Chengdu
Citadines South Chengdu
4 out of 5
No 88 Tianfu 3rd Street, Icon Genesis Plaza Tower 5, Hi-tech Indu, Chengdu, Sichuan, 610000
The price is CA $81 per night from Aug 14 to Aug 15
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Chengdu. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the bathrooms ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (69 reviews)
"The property was located in a fantastic location. Easy to walk to shops. The staff were wonderful to talk too. Very froendlt and helpful. The accommodation was very spacious with good facilities."

Reviewed on Oct. 16, 2019

Citadines South Chengdu
Somerset Riverview Chengdu
Somerset Riverview Chengdu
4 out of 5
No 1 Section 3, Renmin South Road, Wuhou District, Chengdu, Sichuan, 610041
The price is CA $87 per night from Aug 14 to Aug 15
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in Chengdu. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the comfy beds in ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (230 reviews)
"Nice location and kind employees at the front."

Reviewed on Nov. 30, 2019

Somerset Riverview Chengdu
Panda House
Panda House
2.5 out of 5
No 49 Hongjixin Road, Jinjiang District, Chengdu, Sichuan, 610000
Stay at this business-friendly condo in Chengdu. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and a terrace. Popular attractions Jiuyan Bridge and Wangjianglou Park ...
Panda House
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