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- 98%Green Travelers
- 86%Adventure Travelers
- 86%Family Travelers
- 85%Luxury Travelers
- 79%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 71%Art & Design Lovers
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- ChengduMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsOct 21, 2013
Another take on a Chinese big city from those normally experienced in Beijing and Shanghai, Chengdu is famous for its hotpot (huoguo - 火锅) and the beauty of its women - both are said to be as fiery as they come! A great base for exploring southwestern China, the city's got good accommodation in all price ranges (including the budget category that's often hard to find in China), and some fantastic restaurants and bars, along with a solid expat scene. And if you want to see pandas, the center in the city's northern suburbs is probably the best place on Earth to do it.
- ChengduMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsWellnessAdventure Travelers+ 1Feb 22, 2013
For one reason, panda bear, Chengdu is worth visiting. Chengdu is an interesting city. As a university town, Chengdu is quite international. Majority of expats are based in Chengdu as well. International hostels and cafes are easy to find. Also there is a magazine for expats living here. Transportation hub of Sichuan Province. Be careful, you want to navigate yourself here better - it is very big city!
- ChengduMember ofLocal CultureFamily TravelersGreen Travelers+ 2Aug 24, 2012
This place exceeded my expectation as it is rich in culture, history and also scenic. There are many places to explore around Chengdu: it even has a ski resort up in the mountain - but you need to be accompanied by local guide as not many staff in the resort speaks English. I also love the spicy food and the old town (you can explore the alleys with old houses turned into cafes and restaurants).
- ChengduJul 23, 2012
I started living in Chengdu from 2000 when my 7th grade. It is a big and beautiful city. Especially the pandas. I had been to the panda breeding center, north of city, 3 times and watching panda play is really a great lot of joy. I would suggest my friend to see panda first, then taste Hotpot and tea, and pay a visit to Sanxingdui museaum and Jinli Ancient street.There are still a lot of things to enjoy in the city, u can contact me for tips.
- ChengduJul 05, 2012
A beautifyul city of 9.6 million people! Never felt claustrophobic though. There is about five distinct downtown centers! A "must go" is Tianfu Square, outdoor shopping mall that extends 10 blocks! Well known Western and Asian designer stores, restaurants, bistros, as well an many local merchants! Bartering is a way of life in the latter! Enjoy! Later, stroll along the Chengdu River that runs down the center of the city, with wonderful parks on both sides! MUCH local flavor and shops along the way! Chinese food (Sichuan style) is the best in China! If you like spice, this is the place to be! There are several historically restored shopping and residential areas of the city. Fun, bartering, eclectic, beautiful --- GO!! Some great deals to be made, and beauty that calms the soul! Don't want to miss any of the several Shaolin/Buddhist monasteries still in full operation! Or a visit to Panda Park to see the home of these delightful bears! Or Du Fu's Thatched Hut mansion grounds or other local museums! If you miss home, Pizza Hut, McDonald's, Tony Roma Ribs, Subway and other Western/American restaurants abound! Be tintillated with local clubs for Chinese music, acrobats, dancers, comedians and artists! Or follow the sounds to clubs with American, British and South American music and performers! National aquarium is also close by! New upscale westernized districts growing everyday, and exciting offerings! The people themselves are industrious, friendly, helpful and like Westerners! City is very safe, day and night. My wife and I have a new condo nearing completion there! Oh, and yes, I met her there!! LOL Did I mention that even the Chinese say that the most beautiful ladies per capita live in Chengdu??! And their personnalities are as attractive as their features! Women are now performing a full range of professions in the city, attesting to their high intelligence also!