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Articles and suggestions on planning a trip to Chengdu.

Top 13 Things to Do in Chengdu

The top things to do or top attractions to see that you must not want to miss when travel to Chengdu. Provided by travel experts in Chengdu.

Cindy Tang
How to Plan a Chengdu Trip (Tips for a Perfect Tour)

Plan a Chengdu tour? Here is a complete guide including top things to do, the best time to visit Chengdu, how to get to Chengdu and more insider tips.

Cindy Tang
How to Spend 3 Days in Chengdu: the Perfect Itinerary

How many days makes for a great Chengdu itinerary? Here is a classic 3-day itinerary of Chengdu, including giant pandas, the Leshan Giant Buddha, Sichuan food.

Cindy Tang
The Top 5 Chengdu Day Trips

Looking to get out of the city for a few hours? Here is an insider's list of the 5 best Chengdu day trips, which range from visiting pandas and tasting the local food to experiencing the local culture. 

Cindy Tang
How to Spend Your Layover in Chengdu

Our top stopover ideas for a day in Chengdu.

Cindy Tang
Chengdu vs Chongqing – Which City Should I Visit?

Chengdu and Chongqing have famous food, good natural side trips, history, and shopping. This comparison guide will help you choose between these two cities.

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
The Top 10 Great Reasons to Visit Chengdu

Discover the main reasons why Chengdu is a great place to go to on your China trip: pandas, spicy food, history, culture, mountain scenery, Tibet gateway...

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
How to Plan a Jiuzhaigou Tour from Chengdu

This article tells you how to arrange a two-day tour in Jiuzhaigou, with plenty of suggestions on where to sight-see.

Chengdu Pro Travel Tips

10 useful Chengdu travel tips including language, transport, food, going online, weather conditions, and seeing pandas.

The Top 6 Things to Do in Chengdu at Night

How to spend your evening in Chengdu? Click here to see the best bars, tea houses, coffee shops, and face-changing Sichuan opera shows in Chengdu City.

Top 8 Free things to Do in Chengdu

Do you want to travel cheaply in Chengdu? Check out 8 great free things to do while in Chengdu. You will not be disappointed.

Ruru Zhou
Where to Eat in Chengdu - 5 Areas Best for Travelers and Tourists

In Chengdu, we suggest 5 areas of the city for dining and enjoying the street food, arranged most expensive first, least expensive street food last.

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
The Best Teahouses in Chengdu

Tea is an important part of Chinese culture. Here we list some of Chengdu’s best teahouses, where you will want to have a cup or two.

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Top Parks of Chengdu

Here is a list of the top seven parks and each park’s specialty. These parks are great places for tourists to see locals’ leisure life.

Annie Wu
The Best Places for Families in Chengdu

China Highlights has listed the best places for families in Chengdu, including the Panda Research Base, amusement parks, and city parks.

Top 6 Romantic Places in Chengdu

China Highlights has listed Chengdu’s six most romantic places for lovers to spend their holiday there, including location, transportation and ticket price.

Best Massage Parlors and Spas in Chengdu

Here are some of Chengdu’s best massage parlors and spas, including names and addresses in English and Chinese, and services on offer.

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
The Best 6 Ancient Towns Around Chengdu

It is a list of the best ancient towns in Chengdu with their locations, attractions, features, things to do, photos and more.

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
The Best Agritainment Areas in Chengdu

Here are four best agritainment areas in Chengdu with travel details, offering tourists great chances to experience rural life.

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Activities for Active Travellers in Chengdu

The most popular activities to enrich your China travel experience with keep fit opportunities.

Best Places to See Fall Foliage in Chengdu

A list of some of the best places to take in autumn foliage in Chengdu, including Mount Emei, Miyaluo, Four Girls Mountain, Jiuzhaigou Valley, and Daocheng Echu Mountain.

Photography Tips for Jiuzhai Valley

Jiuzhaigou is one of the most beautiful national parks in China. Here are photography tips for where and when to take the best shots.

Chengdu Biking

With beautiful topography and nature, Chengdu and its surroundings is the perfect place for those who to love to travel by bike.

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Best Fishing Places around Chengdu

If you love fishing, bring your family or friends along with your gear to at least one of these great spots for a memorable fishing experience.

Annie Wu
Top 4 White River Rafting Locations around Chengdu

Here are four top white water rafting sites in Chengdu for families or groups to enjoy in the summer time.

Annie Wu
How to Get to from Chengdu to Tibet

Chengdu is an important transportation hub for entering Tibet. For foreign tourists, there are two main ways to travel to Tibet from Chengdu: by airplane and by train.

How to Get from Chengdu to Leshan (Leshan Giant Buddha)

Leshan is about 180 kilometers away from Chengdu. The famous Leshan Giant Buddha is located there. Find out how to get to the Leshan Giant Buddha from Chengdu.

How to Travel from Beijing to Chengdu

We will now introduce the three most common ways to travel to Chengdu from Beijing: by high-speed train, by airplane, and by overnight train.

How to Get from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou

Chengdu, located 400 kilometers away from Jiuzhaigou, is the best gateway to the area. Read our information below to find out how to get to Jiuzhaigou from Chengdu.

How to Get from Chengdu to Mount Emei (Emeishan)

Located 165 kilometers away from Chengdu, Mount Emei is a popular destination for a Chengdu side trip. Discover how to get to Mount Emei from Chengdu.

Where to Stay in Chengdu

As a popular tourist city, Chengdu offers a range of hotels. Here, we have listed the best areas to stay in Chengdu to help you choose the right hotel.

Chengdu's 144-Hour Visa-Free Policy

Chengdu's 144-hour or 6-day visa-free policy for international transit flyers: useful information about the policy rules and how to take advantage of it.

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
How to Plan a Trip from Chengdu to Leshan

Leshan is a good destination for a Chengdu extension tour. Read on to find out how to plan a trip from Chengdu to Leshan and Leshan Giant Buddha.

How to Plan a Trip from Chengdu to Tibet

Neighboring Tibet, Chengdu is the best gateway to explore this mysterious land. If you are planning a trip from Chengdu to Tibet, get some inspiration from our article.

How to Travel from Shanghai to Chengdu

We will now introduce the three most common ways to travel to Chengdu from Shanghai: by high-speed train, by airplane, and by overnight train.

How to Travel from Hong Kong to Chengdu

Traveling from Hong Kong to Chengdu is a good choice as you can enjoy a visa-free tour.We will now introduce the best way to travel from Hong Kong to Chengdu.