Places to View the Moon in Chengdu

Authors: Go Chengdu

2017-10-04

Appreciate the full, bright moon at one of the places in and around Chengdu during the Mid-autumn Festival.
A traditional custom in China to celebrate the Mid-autumn Festival (also called the Moon Festival) is having a family reunion where all family members come together to appreciate the full, bright moon. This year, the festival falls on October 4.
The full, bright moon is the symbol of family reunion and reminds people of their hometown and their beloved ones. On the night of the Mid-autumn Festival, some people prefer to celebrate the event with their families at home, while some choose to go outdoors to appreciate the moon.
Good places in and around Chengdu for appreciating the moon during the Moon Festival:
Wangjianglou Park
As a classical Chinese poem says, "A waterside pavilion is a good place for appreciating moonlight and night scene." It's a romantic experience to take a stroll under the silvery moonlight in the park along the Jinjiang River.
Address: 300 Wangjiang Street, Wuhou District
Sichuan TV Tower
With a total height of 339 meters, the Sichuan TV Tower located in the city center of Chengdu is the tallest structure in western China. It is definitely a good place to appreciate the moon on the top of the building.
Address: 168 Mengzhuiwan Street
Nan Qiao Bridge
The Nanqiao Bridge in Dujiangyan City, which is reputed as the backyard of Chengdu, is far away from the hustle and bustle of the modern life in the city. It is very agreeable to drink a cup of tea, have a talk and appreciate the moon at the site with beautiful surroundings.
Address: Dujiangyan City
Qionghai Lake
For Chengdu people, Qionghai Lake may be the best place to appreciate the moon, since it provides all the imaginable conditions to get a good view of the moon: water scenery, good air and a relatively higher elevation to get "nearer" to the moon. Qionghai Lake is in Xichang City, about 500 kilometers from Chengdu.
Address: Xichang City
Shixiang Lake Scenic Spot
Shixiang Lake Scenic Spot is located in Pujiang County and is known as the Garden of Chengdu. The peaceful lake and the newly-built sight-seeing facility on the lake shore provide a nice environment to appreciate the moon and take photos.
Address: Pujiang County
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