Chengdu - A city you will never want to leave once you come.
Chengdu is located in the center of Sichuan province, thanks to Dujiangyan Water Conservancy Project, Chengdu has been a prosperous place since ancient time. It is regarded as the “Land of Abundance”.
Spicy foods and giant pandas are the major reasons why people travel to Chengdu. The climate is wet in Chengdu. Local people believe eating spicy food can keep their body dry and healthy.
Giant pandas have been living in Chengdu for thousands of years. The bamboos on the mountains near the city of Chengdu are their favorite food. There are many panda bases near Chengdu, where tourists can work as a volunteer to prepare food and clean the cabins for pandas.
March to June and September to November are 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 and Jiuzhaigou.
Some plateau areas, such as Daocheng Yading, are popular destinations for shooting excellent photos and hiking during spring and autumn.
The temperate difference between spring and autumn is significant, so you’d better 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 centigrade, the air will be wet and cold in rainy days, so it is suggested to wear thick clothes.
Yes, as the situation of Covid-19 is getting better in Chengdu and other parts of China. Chengdu and other places in Sichuan province are open to international tourists now. In order to travel conveniently, it is recommended to apply for a healthy green QR code on Alipay or WeChat.
However, Chinese government do not issue tourist visas at present, so international tourists could not travel to Sichuan unless they have other kinds of Chinese visas.
Yes, however, the policy is changing frequently as the Covid-19 situation is changing. It is confirmed that you need submit a nucleic acid test report at least 7 days before joining in the project. You may also need to do other things. Please let us know the date when you plan to join in this project, and we will contact the tourism bureau for detailed information based the date.
Yes, you can take a bus from the Chadianzi or Xinnanmen bus stations. All the buses depart between 8:00 and 9:10 am.
9:00 to 21:00 every day and 7 days a week. There are around 20 Panda Post Office in Chengdu. You are welcome to tell us where you will stay and we will let you know the nearest one.
Yes! Jiuzhaigou is now open as usual. However, the local tourism bureau only allows 17000 tourists to enter Jiuzhaigou National Park every day. If you want to visit there, you need to book the tickets on their official website in advance. The website does not have English version at present. You are welcome to ask us to book the tickets.
If you are a big panda fan. It is recommended to spend at least one hour in the base seeing pandas playing and eating bamboo. Please remember that pandas only play in morning. If you go to the base at afternoon, you can only see them sleeping.
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 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
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.