Summer Resorts around Chengdu

Authors: Go Chengdu

2014-09-19

The city gives its dwellers a plenty choice of summer resort destinations.
Hostels, small inns, high-standard hotels and household-run accommodation facilities at numerous sites in the mountains, riversides and quiet old towns are welcoming a new wave of visitors as the temperature keeps climbing to an unbearable high and causes a mass migration of the season from downtown Chengdu to its neighboring areas, where people could find fun, relaxation and, of course, an escape from the swelter in the big city.
The city gives its dwellers a plenty choice of summer resort destinations around the city, and here we recommend six of them.
Dujiangyan City
Dujiangyan City, just a 45-minute ride by the high-speed rail, lies at the upper reaches of the Minjiang River — the main water source to the Chengdu Plain, and is home of one of the oldest irrigation projects in the world.
The city is named after the world famous water project ─ Dujiangyan Irrigation System, which has served for more than two thousand years in irrigating the Chengdu Plain, the Land of Abundance. The city is rich in both natural and cultural resources, including the UN World Cultural Heritage Qingcheng Mountains & Dujiangyan Irrigation System, and the national reserve Longxi & Hongkou.
The temperature of Dujiangyan City is about 3-4 degrees lower than that of downtown Chengdu thanks to the gradual ascent of land in the northwest, which makes Dujiangyan the most popular summer resort for Chengdu people, where they can enjoy a cooler summer and various activities, such as rafting in Hongkou, excursions in mountainous areas and visits to ancient towns.
Drinking beer and eating snacks at the restaurants and stalls by the side of the Minjiang River, especially in the evening, is a superb pastime for visitors. The Dujiangyan Beer Festival is held in the city every year.
Transportation: Take a bullet train at Chengdu Railway Station from Chengdu to Dujianyan
Recommanded Sites:
Dujiangyan Irrigation System
Built in 256 BC by local official Li Bing to tame frequent floodings of the Minjiang River, it is probably the oldest functioning water-control project in the world.
Opening: winter: 08:00-17:30; summer: 08:00-18:00
Ticket Price: 90 yuan
Qingcheng Mountains
Near the Dujiangyan scenic area, Qingcheng Mountains is beautiful, forested site dotted with Taoist Temples. It has long been recognized as one of the birthplaces of Taoism.
Opening: 08:00-17:30 (Dec.1 - Mar. 1); 08: 00-18:00 (other time)
Ticket Price: 90 yuan (Front Mountain); 20 yuan (Back Mountain)
<<  <  1  2  3  4  5  6  >  >>
COMMENT
Login
to post a comment.
ALL COMMENTS
no comments...

Memorable Roots-seeking Tour in Chengdu

The 10-day summer camp, also called the “Root-seeking Tour”, provides a varied program combining education with entertainment for 103 young overseas Chinese born in foreign countries.

Aug 04, 2014

Summer Snapshots

People in Chengdu have their own ways to enjoy life through the long summer of hot, humid weather, while the city offers a plentiful choices for them to pass the season with numerous holiday resorts in cool mountainous areas, large amusement parks providing water games, cafés, tea houses, not to mention the air-conditioned malls with complete facilities for shopping and entertainment. (Photos by Peng Ge)

Sep 05, 2014

Chengdu, Greece Enhance Partnership in Tourism

On March 27, Vassilios Costis, the Greek Ambassador to China, led an exploratory mission to Chengdu.

Sep 19, 2014

Australian Students Experience Amazing Chengdu

In early April, ten middle school students from Perth, Australia made a study tour to Chengdu.

Aug 27, 2014

Travel around

As a well-known transportation hub and tourist city, Chengdu is famous for its extensive transportation system as it is the communication junction of Southwest China and the gateway to Tibet. Conveniently connected to over 100 domestic and international airports, Chengdu is accessible from and to almost all the major countries in the world.

Jul 24, 2014

Bike around the City

A bike ride around the city will not only make you feel invigorated but also give you the chance to see the city’s most beautiful sights.

Oct 19, 2014

Chengdu Xiling Snow Mountains

Chengdu Xiling Snow Mountains are located in Dayi County. Dayi County, with the Xiling Snow Mountains, the skiing resort, spring water resort and a large community of museums, the county in western Chengdu has good reasons to become a popular tourist destination.

Nov 19, 2014

Major tourist attractions

Despite its vigorous drive towards modernization, Chengdu spares no efforts to retain its sense of tradition and ancient landscapes. As a rising economic, cultural and transportation center in western China, Chengdu is also a very important tourist destination, with many historical and scenic spots around the city. The city also serves a transit station to Tibet, and several world-class tourist destinations are conveniently located in neighboring areas, including Mount Emei and the Grand Buddha, Jiuzhaigou, Hailuogou, Siguniang Mountains (Four Maidens Mountains), the Sanxingdui Ruins and so on.

Jul 25, 2014

Chengdu sweetens deal in visa-free visits

The government of Chengdu recently released a series of incentives to attract more foreign transit tourists to use its 72-hour visa-free policy. Visitors entitled to the policy can enjoy discounts at hotels and airport shopping areas as well as dedicated transit lounges and free transportation between airport terminals. Buses are provided to commute from the airport to the most popular scenic spots such as Kuanzhai Alley, Jinli Ancient Street, Jinsha Site Museum and Temple of the Marquis of Wu.

Jul 01, 2014

Dujiangyan Dam: World Famous Old Irrigation Project

Dujiangyan City is the foremost tourist city in Chengdu and possesses a UNESCO World Heritage site —the Qingcheng Mountains and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System. The city is on the northwestern side of Chengdu and borders on the Tibetan regions further to the north and west.

Jul 21, 2014

Recommended Tourist Routes

Experience Fascinating Culture and Modern Life of Chengdu in the Incredible 72 Hours

Jul 09, 2014

Chengdu Floraland named national tourism demonstration site

According to the Wenjiang tourism bureau, Floraland in Wenjiang was listed among the second batch of national tourism standardization demonstration sites. This time, 27 organizations and enterprises were selected, and Floraland is the only Sichuan organization on the list.

Jul 11, 2014