Chengdu - A city you will never want to leave once you come.
Chengdu is located in the center of Sichuan province, Relying on Dujiangyan Water Conservancy Project, Chengdu used to be a rich place since ancient time, regarded as the Land of Abundance
There are three attractions of Chengdu: delicious foods, beautiful scenery and beauty. Well Chengdu cuisine is the the most representative of these, which has a long history with a wide variety. Sichuan cuisine, as one of the eight major cuisines in China, occupies an important position in the history of cooking. It is famous for its diverse dishes and varied seasonings.
The main viewpoints of Chengdu are: Jinli Ancient Street, Chunxi Commercial Street, Wuhou Temple, and Chengdu Panda Breeding Base, as well as Sichuan Opera: Shu Feng Ya Yun
March to June and September to November is the best time to travel in the urban area, the weather during this time is comfortable. If you would like to travel to Chengdu in the sultry summer or cold winter, it is recommended to travel to the surrounding places such as Qingcheng Mountain, Dujiangyan, Tiantai Mountain, Jiuzhaigou …
The temperate difference between spring and autumn is large, so you’ve better to bring a windbreaker to prevent colds. In the sweltering summer, you'd better wear thin clothes and carry mosquito repellent with you to prevent mosquitoes. The temperature in winter is usually between 0-10 degrees, the air will be wet and cold in rainy days, so it is best to wear thick clothes.
Hot and spicy is the distinct characteristic of Sichuan cuisine. Mapo Tofu, pork lungs in chili sauce, Kungpao Chicken, Poached Sliced Beef in Hot Chili Oil, Shredded Chicken, etc. nearly all the dishes are the most famous dishes in Chengdu. Hotpot that similar to fondue is a kind of dish to dip the meat and vegetables into the woks of spicy soup. And cheap snacks are dizzyingly available in Chengdu like the noodles, dumplings and barbecue and so on.
Yangxi Route and Zijin district are recommended for you to try the Sichuan dishes. Zongfu Road, Chunxi Road as well as the Jinli Street are the snacks' gathering places for your unforgettable snack banquet.
Sichuan Brocade and Sichuan Embroidery are respectively famous in China. It is also worth buying Bamboo-Woven porcelain, traditional silver inlay handicraft, Qingcheng silk carpet as well as Pixian bean paste (the crucial seasoning in Chuan Cuisine). Like local flavors? Maybe you can get a packed Hotpot condiment home.
Sichuan cuisine is one of the most important local cuisines in China. Chili is an indispensable condiment for Sichuan cuisine, but there are also many non-spicy Sichuan dishes, especially traditional authentic Sichuan dishes. For example: thinly sliced steamed pork, sweet and sour pork ribs, etc. In fact, hot pot is also divided into the red-and-white-hot-pot. White pot is a non-spicy soup pot that can cook all kinds of meat, mushrooms and vegetables. Many hot pot restaurants will provide man pot according to your needs, half spicy and half non-spicy. Most snacks in Chengdu are not spicy, too, so even if you can’t eat spicy food, you can enjoy Chengdu’s cuisine