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Chengdu travel guide

Chengdu tourism | Chengdu guide

You're Going to Love Chengdu

Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan Province and one of the largest cities in Western China. It is known as a relaxed and laid-back city, in contrast to some of China's other metropolitan centers. It is a rich agricultural center and has become known as China's 'Land of Milk and Honey' due to its excellent produce.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Chengdu

When to Visit Chengdu

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Chengdu has sweltering summers and cold wet winters, so Spring and Fall are the best times to visit.

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How to Get to Chengdu

Airports near Chengdu

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Where to Stay in Chengdu

The Traffic Inn Hostel on Desheng Road has good facilities, free WiFi and English-speaking staff with dorm beds from ¥35 and en-suite double rooms from ¥170. The Nanfu Bund Hotel on Shunjiang Road, meanwhile, offers five-star accommodation from ¥350.

Popular Neighborhoods in Chengdu

Most popular hotel in Chengdu by neighbourhood

Wuhou

Where to stay in popular areas of Chengdu

Most booked hotels in Chengdu

How to Get Around Chengdu

The Cost of Living in Chengdu

Shopping Streets

Chunxi Road is the city's main shopping street, with more than 700 stores selling everything from fashion and jewelry to books and music. Songxian Qiao Antique Market in the Qing Yang District is great for crafts, antiques and souvenirs.

Groceries and Other

A quart of milk bought in Chengdu will cost around ¥12.25, and a dozen eggs is priced at ¥7.80.

Cheap meal
Cheap meal
$4.20
A pair of jeans
A pair of jeans
$74.40
Single public transport ticket
Single public transport ticket
$0.45
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$5.86

Where to Eat in Chengdu

There is great food all over Chengdu. Look out for Lanzhou Lamian, which has outlets across the city. It serves great local food, with noodle dishes from just ¥4. Wenshu Temple Vegetarian Restaurant on Wenshu Street does a great buffet for ¥35 and spicy hotpot dishes from ¥50.