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
Buddhist and Taoist cultures
Daci Monastery in downtown Chengdu, very close to Chunxi Road, was first built during the Wei and Jin dynasties about 1,600 years ago, with its cultural height during the Tang and Song dynasties, when it gained the reputation as “the largest Buddhist congregation” in China and occupied a far greater area than its size of today. The monastery houses a large number of relics and was the place for the monkhood initiation of Xuanzang (602-664), a Buddhist monk, traveler and translator of Buddhist classics.
Jul 25, 2014
More travelers flying overseas from Chengdu
An increasing number of people are taking international flights from Chengdu as the city seeks a more global presence. Latest data from Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport show that the passenger load for flights from Chengdu to London and Amsterdam stayed beyond 90 percent from Jan 1 to 10.
Jul 01, 2014
Why it's Chengdu, again?
Known for its mouth-watering cuisines and rich tourism resources, the capital city of Sichuan province is a magnet for travelers both from China and abroad. Envy of other western Chinese cities, it has also become increasingly attractive for senior foreign officials in recent years.