About Chengdu

Chengdu is a sub-provincial city. It has direct jurisdiction over 9 districts, 4 county-level cities and 6 counties The city enjoys a subtropical humid monsoon climate bearing obvious features of continental climate, its average annual temperature is 15.5°C. According to the 2007 Public Appraisal for Best Chinese Cities for Investment, Chengdu was chosen as one of the top ten cities to invest in out of a total of 280 urban centers in China.
Chengdu is famous for its thick characteristic of leisure and enjoyment. From traditional teahouses, theaters to modern pubs and clubs. Chengdu people know how to enjoy the life. Every corner in Chengdu offers the warmest welcome.

Life in Chengdu

Sichuan Opera

As the local opera popular in Sichuan, Yunnan and Guizhou Provinces, Sichuan opera is an important part of Chengdu culture. It began in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) as a combination of five operatic tunes introduced from other regions. Retaining the Sichuan dialect, the role of Chou (Clown) covers a comparatively large part of the performance; Sichuan opera often presents a charming witty atmosphere. Its varied performances, such as Bianlian (Changing faces), Gundeng (Rolling lamps) and Tuhuo (Spitting fire) are very popular; Bianlian (Changing faces) is famous even overseas for its mysterious techniques.
The famous Changing faces can be seen in the Sichuan Opera Theater, at No. 20, Zhuangyuan Street and also in Shunxing Old Tea House, third floor of Chengdu International Exhibition Center, No. 258, Shawan Road; in Shufeng Square inside People's Park, and in Shufeng Yayun Garden in the Culture Park.

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Tea Houses

As the saying goes, Tea houses of Sichuan rank first in the world, while those of Chengdu rank first in Sichuan. Tea houses play an important role in the lives of Chengdu natives. Distributed throughout the city, tea houses are far more than places for drinking tea. They are places for relaxation and social activities, and even more, as a reflection of local life. Here one may enjoy such genuine Chinese teas as jasmine, Maofeng and Zhuyeqing, and Sichuan opera performances as well.

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Pubs and Clubs

The long Fanglin Road is one of the first "Street of Bars" appointed by the municipal government. Chengdu is also called "China's Party City" because of its growing numbers of bars and pubs in Chengdu, at times outgrowing Shanghai. The people here are known for their laid back attitude and for knowing how to enjoy life. Bars and pubs in Chengdu are part of leisure activities that people indulge in. Bars and Pubs in Chengdu are modernized with time unlike the traditional tea houses. Bars and pubs in Chengdu are mainly located in the busy streets of Chengdu; like the Renmin South Road and the West of Yangshi Street.

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Food in Chengdu

Chengdu food culture is very famous at home and abroad. There is a statement that “All good foods are found in Chengdu ”. In recent years, Sichuan dishes have developed extermely fast. In addition to the Mapo Toufu, Long Dumpling, Han Steamed Bun, Dragon Dumpling with Meat Stuffing and other famous snacks, more popular dishes are being derived from the hot pot such as boiled kebabs, hot boiled dishes, and lengdanbei. Sichuan cuisine is one of the four famous local cuisines in China ; the other 3 being Guangdong cuisine, Shandong cuisine, and Jiangshu cuisine. Tourists from any place can choose whatever they like from Sichuan dish menus. In preparing ingredients, Sichuan food cooks will try to balance strong spicy flavour with light flavour to suit accordingly.

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Travel around Chengdu

we are at Chengdu, Sichuan province, the home to panda bear and leshan buddha statue; with Chengdu as start city, you can easily travel to Tibet either by car, by train or by plane, tour to Ganzi and Aba in its west and north.

Jinli Street

Location: Floor 1, No. 2, Xin Guanghua Jie, Chengdu, close to Yanshikou, the center of the city.Opened on November 1st, 2004, Jinli is a street that reflects the diversity and beauty of Sichuan folk customs and culture. The street is located next to the Wuhou Memorial Temple. Numerous teahouses, guesthouses, bars, pubs and outlets selling tasty local delicacies and crafts make this attractive street a popular tourist destination.Jinli's true beauty can be seen at dusk. The setting sun melts slowly onto the roofs of the houses and the red lanterns burn dreamily.

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Wenshu Monastery

Wenshu Monastery (admission fee RMB 5, open 6 am - 6 pm) built in the Tang dynasty, is Chengdu's largest and best-preserved Buddhist temple. Originally known as Xinxiang Temple, it was renamed after a Buddhist monk who lived there in the late 17 th century. Perhaps the best thing about the monastery is the bustling crowd of worshippers who flock to the place. Together with the exquisite relief carvings that decorate many of the buildings in the complex, they render the temple well worth a visit.


Leshan Giant Buddha

Leshan Giant Buddha is located in Leshan city at the bank of Minjiang River (mín jiāng). It is the largest carved stone Buddha in the world, which has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996.


Giant Panda

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is situated on the Axe Hill 10 kilometers from the north suburb of Chengdu City. It covers an area of 600 acres. The environment here is exquisitely designed; the air is refreshing with the bamboo growing luxuriantly and flocks of wild birds flying around.
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Dujiangyan Water Irrigation System

Dujiangyan  is an irrigation infra-structure built in 256 BC during the Warring States Period of China by the Kingdom of Qin. It is located in the Min River in Sichuan province, China, near the capital Chengdu. It is still in use today to irrigate over 5,300 square kilometers of land in the region. The Dujiangyan along with the Zhengguo Canal in Shaanxi Province and the Lingqu Canal in Guangxi Province are known as “The three great hydraulic engineering projects of the Qin Dynasty”.


Mt. Qingcheng

Mount Qingcheng, known as the fifth among the most famous Taoist mountains of China, is one of the places where Taoism came into being. With the snow-covered Mingshan Mountain in the background and the Chuanxi Plain in front, the evergreen Mount Qingcheng covers an area of over 120 kilometers.


Mt. Emei

Mount Emei, 3,099 metres (10,167 ft), is the highest of the Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains of China. The patron bodhisattva of Emei is Samantabhadra, known in Chinese as Puxian. Mt. Emei sits at the western rim of the Sichuan Basin. A large surrounding area of countryside is geologically known as the Permian Emeishan Large Igneous Province, a large igneous province generated by the Emeishan Traps volcanic eruptions during the Permian Period. Administratively, Mt. Emei is located near the county-level city city of the same name Emeishan City, which is part of the prefecture-level city of Leshan.Mt. Emei was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.



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