Chengdu

Travel Guide
Wenshu Monastery featuring a garden

Enjoy an abundance of beautiful parklands, visit ancient monuments, see rare giant pandas and try zingy local food at the Sichuan province’s exciting capital.

Chengdu is home to over 14 million people, but with its relaxed atmosphere, plenty of green space and the rich Chengdu Plain, the city is true to its nickname “The Land of Milk and Honey”. See endangered giant pandas, explore ancient religious sites, lose yourself in the bustle of the city and escape to Chengdu’s numerous parks.

Begin your day in Chengdu with a traditional breakfast of steamed buns and breakfast noodles. Set out to explore the city’s range of intriguing museums and ancient temples. Visit Sichuan Provincial Museum, Jinsha Site Museum and Jinli Ancient Street to understand the region’s history and flair. Wuhou, Wenshu and Qingyang temples offer a fascinating glimpse of this ancient city’s Buddhist and Taoist roots. Kids will enjoy the Happy Valley amusement park in Huanlegu and the water park in the New Century Global Centre, one of the largest buildings in the world.

Join the locals in enjoying Chengdu’s public spaces. Tianfu Square is located in the city centre above the metro hub and features a towering statue of Chairman Mao. See calligraphy writers painting with water on the pavement at People’s Park (Renmin Park). Enjoy a Sichuan tea from one of the park’s teahouses and join a game of mahjong. Huan Huaxi Park is a scenic location for tai chi.

Explore Greater Chengdu to find more parklands and historic areas. Visit the Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi) at the base of the Futou Mountain to see rare giant pandas. Learn about older China in Luodai Ancient Town and Jiezi Old Town.

Reach Chengdu by plane to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport or by train from other major cities around China. Explore Chendgu with the city’s metro system, buses and taxis. Chengdu has a mild and humid climate. Visit in spring to experience the Lantern Festival in Tazishan Park. See the colourful Fire Dragon Festival of Huang Long Xi in the first weeks of the Chinese New Year.

Courtyard by Marriott Chengdu South
Courtyard by Marriott Chengdu South
4.5 out of 5
No. 288 Expo City Road, Tianfu New Area, Next to International Exhibition Center, Chengdu, Sichuan
The price is AU$96 per night from 8 Oct. to 8 Oct.
Located in Shuangliu District, this luxury hotel is 3.4 mi (5.4 km) from Chengdu Science City and within 12 miles (20 km) of Century City International Exhibition ...
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Good Choice!
"The location is far away the downtown. But MRT and TAXI are very convenient !"

Reviewed on 20 May 2021

Courtyard by Marriott Chengdu South
The St. Regis Chengdu
The St. Regis Chengdu
5 out of 5
88 Taisheng Road South, Qingyang District, Chengdu, Sichuan
The price is AU$217 per night from 24 Sep. to 24 Sep.
Located in Qingyang, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tianfu Square, Chengdu IFS and Taikoo Li. Tianfu Square Station is 18 minutes by foot and Luomashi ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (105 reviews)
"I was a little concerned when I arrived because they couldn't find my reservation, but that was quickly rectified. For such an international brand, I was a bit surprised by the lack of English abilities of the staff. However, I truly enjoyed my stay at the St. Regis. The room was spacious and well ..."

Reviewed on 2 Aug. 2020

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The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu
The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu
5 out of 5
269 Shuncheng Ave, Qingyang District, Chengdu, Sichuan
The price is AU$213 per night from 24 Sep. to 24 Sep.
Located in Qingyang, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Sichuan Museum of Science and Technology and Tianfu Square. Taikoo Li and Wenshu Monastery ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (138 reviews)
"1.The staff, service, and atmosphere were excellent. :-) 2. The bed, pillows, and bedding were excellent. :-) 3. The carpet in the room was quite warn and stained with deep impressions from the chairs and furniture. :-( 4. The shower drain overflowed flooding the whole bathroom. When they came to ..."

Reviewed on 9 Aug. 2020

The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu
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Somerset Riverview Chengdu
Somerset Riverview Chengdu
4 out of 5
No 1 Section 3, Renmin South Road, Wuhou District, Chengdu, Sichuan
The price is AU$104 per night from 8 Oct. to 8 Oct.
This family-friendly aparthotel is located in the city centre, within 1 mi (2 km) of Wuhou Memorial Temple and Tianfu Square. Sichuan Museum of Science and Technology ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (227 reviews)
"Nice location and kind employees at the front."

Reviewed on 30 Nov. 2019

Somerset Riverview Chengdu
Ascott Raffles City Chengdu
Ascott Raffles City Chengdu
4.5 out of 5
No.3, Section 4, South Renmin Road, Wuhou District, Chengdu, Sichuan
The price is AU$131 per night from 22 Oct. to 22 Oct.
Located in Wuhou, this luxury aparthotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Chengdu United States Consulate and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Tianfu Square. Sichuan University and ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (114 reviews)
Great Location
"The hotel is connected to a shopping mall which makes it very convenient for shopping and dining. The staff is friendly and the rooms are clean."

Reviewed on 28 May 2021

Ascott Raffles City Chengdu
Monsoon Apartments
Monsoon Apartments
3 out of 5
Hongjizhong, 49 6, Chengdu, Sichuan
Located in Jinjiang, this apartment building is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Jiuyan Bridge and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Tianfu Square. Wangjianglou Park and Sichuan University ...
Monsoon Apartments
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