Why Hip Chengdu Has Become the San Francisco of China

Authors: Go Chengdu

2014-06-12

Chengdu: The "San Francisco of China" Often called the gateway to the country’s wild west, Chengdu is something like the San Francisco of China, a comparatively lush and relaxed city of 14 million that prides itself on its cuisine (super-spicy) and its proximity to nature (pandas are a big deal here).
Chengdu: The "San Francisco of China"
Often called the gateway to the country’s wild west, Chengdu is something like the San Francisco of China, a comparatively lush and relaxed city of 14 million that prides itself on its cuisine (super-spicy) and its proximity to nature (pandas are a big deal here). Now it’s landing on more travelers’ radar. The restaurants alone, like hot pot mecca Huang Cheng Lao Ma and reservations-only Yu’s Family Kitchen, are becoming destinations.
To meet the influx, there’s a new Ritz-Carlton a forthcoming St. Regis, and, this fall, Temple House. Incorporating a splendid Qing dynasty building, the hotel is part of a larger effort to preserve the area around the ancient Daci Temple (Dacisi Rd. and N. Shamao St; swirehotels.com). Get there faster with United’s non-stop San Francisco–Chengdu flight, starting in June.
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