Why Choose Chengdu as Travel Destination?

Authors: Go Chengdu

2016-07-23

Have a look of all the exquisite gardens, temples, shrines, and museums in and around Chengdu.
Talk about Chengdu and the first thing to pop up in the mind of foreigners may be the giant pandas, or hotpot. Well, these are the icons of Chengdu known to people worldwide, but how about having a look of all the exquisite gardens, temples, shrines, and museums in and around the city?
When to go?
Chengdu has a mild and humid climate — not very hot, though a little sultry, in summer, and not very cold in winter. The best periods to visit Chengdu are from March to June, when the weather is not hot, and September to November, when it cools down and the heavy rains are gone.
Chengdu has implemented a 72-hour visa-free policy that allows citizens from 51 countries to spend three days in Chengdu if they have valid visas and onward flight tickets.
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Where to go?
Top attractions in Chengdu are the Panda Breeding Base and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System, and a visit to the teahouses and temples would also be a rewarding experience, in which you can learn more about local history and the life styles. A Stroll on Chunxi Road provides a striking contrast to the old China, while the neighborhoods like Yulin are the best place for eating out, and a trip to Sansheng Flower Town in the southeast is a great day trip choice.
And go to the parks. Chengdu has about 100 parks, and more than 70 of them open to the public. They are the best sites for you to have a glimpse of the various activities of local folks — people doing physical exercises in the early morning, and old women dancing in the evening. Find a place to sit down and get relaxed if you are tired — you can order a cup of local tea and try the ear-picking.
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What to eat?
Renowned for its abundant distinctive cuisines, Chengdu has been recognized as a City of Gastronomy by the UNESCO. Sichuan cuisine is incredibly diverse, featuring the widely-chosen ingredients and the versatile combination of tastes.
The most proverbial of all Sichuan-style cuisines include over 300 recipes, e.g. Shredded Pork with Garlic Sauce, Kung Pao Chicken, Mapo Tofu, Zhangcha Duck and Hotpot.
Zongfu Road, Chunxi Road and many ancient streets in Chengdu (such as Jinli Street) are the snack havens of Chengdu.
Many distinguished guests from foreign countries have visited Chengdu in recent years and tasted local Hotpot, such as former British Prime Minister David Cameron the US first lady Michelle Obama. There are countless Hotpot restaurants in Chengdu and having a taste of Chengdu Hotpot is almost a must to the visitors.
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