Trip time! Discover the temples, museums and monuments in relaxing Chengdu.

Chengdu is home to over 14 million people, but with its relaxed atmosphere, plenty of green space and the rich Chengdu Plain, the city is true to its nickname “The Land of Milk and Honey”. See endangered giant pandas, explore ancient religious sites, lose yourself in the bustle of the city and escape to Chengdu’s numerous parks.

Begin your day in Chengdu with a traditional breakfast of steamed buns and breakfast noodles. Set out to explore the city’s range of intriguing museums and ancient temples. Visit Sichuan Provincial Museum, Jinsha Site Museum and Jinli Ancient Street to understand the region’s history and flair. Wuhou, Wenshu and Qingyang temples offer a fascinating glimpse of this ancient city’s Buddhist and Taoist roots. Kids will enjoy the Happy Valley amusement park in Huanlegu and the water park in the New Century Global Centre, one of the largest buildings in the world.

Join the locals in enjoying Chengdu’s public spaces. Tianfu Square is located in the city centre above the metro hub and features a towering statue of Chairman Mao. See calligraphy writers painting with water on the pavement at People’s Park (Renmin Park). Enjoy a Sichuan tea from one of the park’s teahouses and join a game of mahjong. Huan Huaxi Park is a scenic location for tai chi.

Explore Greater Chengdu to find more parklands and historic areas. Visit the Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi) at the base of the Futou Mountain to see rare giant pandas. Learn about older China in Luodai Ancient Town and Jiezi Old Town.

Reach Chengdu by plane to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport or by train from other major cities around China. Explore Chendgu with the city’s metro system, buses and taxis. Chengdu has a mild and humid climate. Visit in spring to experience the Lantern Festival in Tazishan Park. See the colourful Fire Dragon Festival of Huang Long Xi in the first weeks of the Chinese New Year.

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Temples, Museums and Natural Parks

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Where to stay in Chengdu

Chengdu City Centre
Chengdu which includes a park

Chengdu City Centre

Known for Temples, Museums, Relaxing

Get to know Chengdu City Centre and its many features like its mountain views and museums. You might want to explore sights like Tianfu Square and Taikoo Li, and you can jump on the metro at Tianfu Square Station or Jinjiang Hotel Station to get around the city.

Jinjiang
Jinjiang, Chengdu, China
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Jinjiang

Known for Temples, Zoo, Relaxing

5/5(3 reviews)

Well-liked for its mountain views and museums, Jinjiang is worth a visit. Check out the variety of things to see and do like Taikoo Li and Chengdu IFS, and jump on the metro at Jinjiang Hotel Station to get around the city.

Wuhou
Baihuatan Park

Wuhou

Known for Natural Parks, Water Parks, Luxury

Get to know Wuhou and its many features like its coffee shops and parks. You might want to explore sights like New Century Global Center and Jinli Street, and you can jump on the metro at Tongzilin Station or South Railway Station to get around the city.

Dujiangyan
Dujiangyan, Chengdu, China
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Dujiangyan

Known for Temples, Mountains, Natural Parks

You'll enjoy the mountain views and parks in Dujiangyan. You might want to make time for a stop at Mount Qingcheng or Dujiangyan Museum.

Shuangliu District
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Shuangliu District

Known for Excursions, Mountains, Natural Parks

Mountain views and museums are just a few things travellers like about Shuangliu District. A stop by Tanghu Park is also recommended if you've got time to explore the area.

Qingyang
Chengdu which includes a park

Qingyang

Known for Temples, Zoo, Water Parks

5/5(4 reviews)

The water parks and zoo are just a few things visitors like about Qingyang. Tianfu Square and People's Park are worthwhile spots to check out, and you can hop on the metro at Luomashi Station or Wenshu Monastery Station to get around the larger area.

Popular things to do in Chengdu

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
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Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

5/5(2 reviews)

Meet China’s most famous furry residents at this impressive research base dedicated to the breeding and conservation of the giant panda.

People's Park
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People's Park

4/5(2 reviews)

Relax and appreciate the pretty surroundings of Chengdu’s enormous park. Join locals as they sip tea, sail on the lake and enjoy the vibrant flower garden.

Wenshu Monastery
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Wenshu Monastery

Experience the tranquility and serenity at this Buddhist monastery, which houses an impressive collection of statues and a traditional teahouse with a relaxed atmosphere.

Top activities in Chengdu

Chengdu Evening Food Tour by Tuk-Tuk
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Chengdu Evening Food Tour by Tuk-Tuk

£50

Meet at a central location near the Chunxi Road Pedestrian Street, jump in a private tuk-tuk at about 6:30 p.m., and wind your way through the streets and communities of Chengdu to find the best food in the city. Your guide takes you to eateries that locals love.

Pure View Giant Panda & Leshan Buddha Group Tour ex-Chengdu
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Pure View Giant Panda & Leshan Buddha Group Tour ex-Chengdu

£102

Pick-up service by your tour guide and driver in your downtown hotel (within 2nd ring roads) at 7:00 - 8:00AM. It takes 30 minutes to drive from Chengdu to the Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding where you can see the lovely tender pandas eating and playing, also a good chance to take picture for pandas.

Private Tour to Chengdu Panda Base and Leshan Giant Buddha
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Private Tour to Chengdu Panda Base and Leshan Giant Buddha

£103

Watch playful pandas rummaging about as they socialize with one another and eat shoots of green bamboo at the Chengdu Research Base. Indulge in a tasty Chinese lunch at a local restaurant, and then visit the UNESCO-listed Leshan Giant Buddha, the largest stone Buddha in the world, at its cliffside perch.

Sichuan Opera Show Tickets at Shufeng Yayun Teahouse
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Sichuan Opera Show Tickets at Shufeng Yayun Teahouse

£32

The Sichuan Opera is a colorful, musical and comedic show featuring half a dozen separate performances that are sure to impress the audience. It starts at 8:00 pm every day at the Shufeng Yayun Tea House, and last for around 90 minutes.

Panda Volunteer Program at Dujiangyan Panda Base with Private Guide
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Panda Volunteer Program at Dujiangyan Panda Base with Private Guide

£71

Get the once-in-a-lifetime chance to care for lovable giant pandas during this special volunteer program at Dujiangyan Panda Base. Get up close to the cuddly bears as you help prepare food, clean enclosures, and even feed them.

Famous Chengdu Cooking class with one way transfer and local beer
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Famous Chengdu Cooking class with one way transfer and local beer

£46

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Holly's Hostel, China, Chengdu Shi, Wuhou Qu, Wu Hou Ci, 武侯祠大街246号 邮政编码: 610041 Today we will drop you at the cooking school by driver and you will cook your food with teacher about 2 hours in total, you cook the food and you enjoy it.

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Travel Activities to Support Wildlife Conservation
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