Chengdu Tourism 2016

Authors: Go Chengdu

2016-12-21

The city has been seeing an ever-growing number of tourists from home and abroad. Go with gochengdu.cn to have a look of what happened of the Chengdu's tourism in 2016.

The city of Chengdu was selected as one of the 21 "Best of the World" destinations for 2017, China's only city on the list, in the recent National Geographic Traveler magazine, which features Chengdu in the culture section for food and cultural heritage.


In recent years, Chengdu has gained tourism-themed titles as follows:

Best Tourist City in China;

UNESCO's City of Gastronomy;

One of the World's Fastest-Growing Cities;

One of the "52 Places to Go in 2015" by The New York Times;

2015 MasterCard Global Fastest-growing Destinations Cities, 2nd place on the rankings;

The world's 2nd fastest-growing destination for international visitors in 2016 MasterCard Global Destinations Cities Index;

Right to host the 22nd United Nations World Tourism Organization General Assembly in 2017.

With its stunning natural beauty and long cultural tradition, Chengdu boasts numerous world-known tourist attractions, excellent tourism services and transportation facilities. The city has been seeing an ever-growing number of tourists from home and abroad.

Statistics show that during the first three quarters of 2016, Chengdu's tourism generated a total revenue of RMB178.98 billion and received 151.5 million tourists, up 22.31% year-on-year.

Let's have a look of what people talk about tourism of Chengdu:

Ben Metcalf (General Manager of the British Chamber of Commerce in Southwest China): Chengdu is known for more than just pandas, with international visitor growth at over 20%, and Chengdu cuisine begins to take its place on the global stage.

Ye Xiulan (local Tour Guide): this year the foreign arrivals increased significantly; they come to Chengdu because of Sichuan food and the giant pandas.

Dai Bin (president of China Tourism Academy): Chengdu has become a sample city of tourist destination development.


Highlight 1: Panda Tour

Located in the northeast suburb of Chengdu, the Panda Base is one of the most popular places for travelers, and probably the most important base in the world dedicated to the protection of the giant pandas and other endangered species. Chengdu also has the Panda Post, with its branches around the city, which provide panda-themed postcards and all sorts of Panda derivative products. Furthermore, Chengdu becomes more famous somehow owns to the film Kung Fu Panda 3. The representation of the homeland of pandas in the film is based on the scenes in the Qingcheng Mountains featuring the green hills and cliffs. So, why not have a Panda's Trip in Chengdu?

Besides real pandas, panda-themed elements can be found everywhere in Chengdu.
House of Panda Post
Qingcheng Mountain Kungfu Panda
Highlight Tour 2: Cultural Tour
With a pleasant climate, Chengdu and its neighboring areas are endowed with stunning natural beauty and has lots of beautiful and amazing tourist attractions, including the Mt. Qingcheng- Dujiangyan Irrigation System, a world cultural heritage site, Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries, a world cultural heritage site, and Jiuzhai-Huanglong Scenic Area, a world natural heritage site. For domestic tourists, they are usually attracted by the city's cultures of Three Kingdoms and Ancient Shu and folk customs. Farmhouse resorts, rural pubs and pedestrian streets in urban areas are good places for local residents to enjoy themselves. If you are interested in Chinese cultures, then visit to Chengdu and you will be excited about the long history.
Mt Qingcheng-Dujiangyan Irrigation System
Jiuzhai-Huanglong Scenic Area
Wuhou Shrine Museum
Jinsha Site Museum
Farmhouse resorts
Highlight Tour 3: A Trip of Being a Chengdu Local Person
A highlight of the city is the lifestyle in Chengdu: leisure and cozy life. At every Chengdu's park, people are able to find the typical Chengdu lifestyle's epitome, such as drinking tea at traditional teahouses, watching Sichuan Opera performances, playing Majiang, ear-picking… To deeply know more about Chengdu's lifestyle, people must come to parks to have a look, and one of the most popular parks is People's Park.
Teahouses
Ear-picking
Sichuan Opera
Highlight Tour 4: Gourmet Trip
Chengdu has set up the world's first Chengdu Sichuan Cuisine Overseas Promotion Center in San Francisco this year, which serves as a platform for industrial exchange and cooperation between catering companies of the two cities. And more Chengdu Sichuan Cuisine Overseas Promotion Centers will open in other overseas' cities in the future.
As UNESCO's City of Gastronomy, Chengdu is the center of the famous Sichuan cuisine and exerts irresistable appeal to gourmets from around the world. People always fall in love with the many delicious food after coming to Chengdu.
Sichuan Cuisine
Chengdu Snacks
Sichuan Hot Pot
Highlight Tour 5: Recommend Traveling Routes
A short stay will not give you adequate time to explore the city, yet a visit to the midtown hot spots will also prove a rewarding experience.
Two-day Tour of Chengdu Cuisine: A stimulating 2-day experience of local snacks, dishes and culinary culture around Chengdu.
Flashes of City Memory
Look at the hustle and bustle in Chengdu in time sequence and you'll feel the pulsing rhythm of the city, and have the sights, sounds and smells exclusive in this place, whether you are an expat living in this city for years, or a traveler on a whirlwind tour.
What would you do in Chengdu at night as a tourist? A beer at a nightclub, or a look at Sichuan Opera performances at the teahouse? Click this to find more information: http://www.gochengdu.cn/travel/night-life/what-to-do-at-night-in-chengdu-a2212.html
Chengdu is a charming city that won't make you feel down. Don't waste your time, just book a ticket. Welcome to Chengdu!
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