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.

Where to stay in Chengdu

The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu
The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu
5 out of 5
269 Shuncheng Ave, Qingyang District, Chengdu, Sichuan, 610017
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The price is AU$217 per night from 17 Jul. to 18 Jul.
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Chengdu. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (143 reviews)
"Great staff"

Reviewed on 7 May 2022

The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu
Kempinski Hotel Chengdu
Kempinski Hotel Chengdu
5 out of 5
Ren Min Nan Road 42, Chengdu, Sichuan, 610041
The price is AU$254 per night from 5 Jul. to 6 Jul.
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Chengdu. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (112 reviews)
"Great amenities, room was a little small. Overall its a great place to stay!"

Reviewed on 7 Dec. 2019

Kempinski Hotel Chengdu
Intercontinental Residences Chengdu City Center, an IHG Hotel
Intercontinental Residences Chengdu City Center, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
111 Zhihui Street, Jinjiang District, Chengdu, Sichuan, 610016
The price is AU$238 per night from 10 Jul. to 11 Jul.
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Chengdu. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 indoor pools. Our guests praise the breakfast and the spacious rooms in their ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (466 reviews)
Great Family Location In Chengdu
"The Intercontinental Residences is a perfect fit for families with children for either long or short stays. Great indoor pool. Well located but with limited subway access. Great breakfast buffet. Cooking facilities and all utensils in every apartment. Washer and dryer. Even a small dishwasher. Surprisingly ..."

Reviewed on 8 Jul. 2021

Intercontinental Residences Chengdu City Center, an IHG Hotel
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Citadines South Chengdu
Citadines South Chengdu
4 out of 5
No 88 Tianfu 3rd Street, Icon Genesis Plaza Tower 5, Hi-tech Indu, Chengdu, Sichuan, 610000
The price is AU$99 per night from 8 Jul. to 9 Jul.
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Chengdu. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the bathrooms ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (69 reviews)
"The property was located in a fantastic location. Easy to walk to shops. The staff were wonderful to talk too. Very froendlt and helpful. The accommodation was very spacious with good facilities."

Reviewed on 16 Oct. 2019

Citadines South Chengdu
Somerset Riverview Chengdu
Somerset Riverview Chengdu
4 out of 5
No 1 Section 3, Renmin South Road, Wuhou District, Chengdu, Sichuan, 610041
The price is AU$107 per night from 8 Jul. to 9 Jul.
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in Chengdu. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the comfy beds in ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (230 reviews)
"Nice location and kind employees at the front."

Reviewed on 30 Nov. 2019

Somerset Riverview Chengdu
Somerset Gaoxin Chengdu
Somerset Gaoxin Chengdu
3.5 out of 5
Unit 1, Building 1, No. 188, Jirui 2nd Road, Gaoxin District, Chengdu, Sichuan
The price is AU$127 per night from 6 Jul. to 7 Jul.
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in Chengdu. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Popular attractions New Century Global Center and Chengdu Yintai Centre ...
Somerset Gaoxin Chengdu
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