Chengdu Sichuan, China
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Chengdu Sichuan, China

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Introduction : Chengdu Sichuan, China

Location

Chengdu is an international city ranked 59th in the world; it is in the west of China. As the capital of Sichuan province, Chengdu is lying on the Chengdu Plain’s hinterland, in the middle of Sichuan province.

Chengdu is a city with a high population of 16.58 million in total. It covers 12,400 square kilometers and has two international airports.

History

Chengdu is a famous cultural city in China for a long history; Chengdu was established in 256BC. Kaiming IX king started regarded Chengdu as a capital 2500 years ago. After that, Cheng du became an economic and cultural center in China. Due to the long history, Chengdu has so many cultural relics of the ancient country, such as Jin Sha relics, SanXingdui, Du Fu Thatched Cottage, Memorial of Zhuge Liang. Most people living in Chengdu are of Han nationality; there are 55 nationalities in Chengdu. Cheng du has a rich culture and beautiful scenic views, so it has always attracted a large number of poets and tourists to visit. That’s why Chengdu is a Culturally diverse city.

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Weather

Chengdu is in the subtropical monsoon climate zone. The four seasons of the year are characterized by early spring, hot summer, cold fall, and warm winter. The annual temperature is around 16°C, and Annual rainfall is about 1000 mm. A distinctive feature of Chengdu’s climate is cloudy and foggy, and sunshine hours are shorter, and very humid air in Chengdu. The rainy season is from July to August. However, most of the rainy times at night or partly rain, the weather won’t impact tourism to come to Chengdu. From April to October, each year is the peak season for tourism, and other times are the off-season for tourism. Chengdu may often have small earthquakes, but these earthquakes’ levels will not cause us any harm or property damage.

Tourism

Last few years, Chengdu was the most popular city for Chinese tourism. Everyone knows Chengdu has so many delicious foods such as Hot pot, Sichuan cuisine, traditional food, so many kinds of street food. Some Chinese tourism attracted by the comfortable and leisurely lifestyle of Chengdu residents. Chengdu is also the city with the most beautiful women in China. Many international tourists’ primary purpose in coming to Chengdu is to see the China national treasure, which is the panda. Because Chengdu is the hometown of the panda, Chengdu is a city that embraces many cultures. Chengdu is a fashion capital. People here love to dress and fashion. Skateboarding, graffiti, and rap have been developing well; they attract different county tourists who like Street art. As the center of a city in western China, Chengdu has developed tourism industries already. In 2018, The total tourism revenue was 53 billion, the total number of visitors is 243 million, and the number of inbound tourists is 3.4 million. Most Chinese tourists stay in Chengdu for 3-5 days; one week will be the best period to remain in Chengdu. Chinese yuan as the type of currency used in the area, tourist usually cost around 200 dollars per day. There are about 2000 hotels in Chengdu, there are many chain express hotels, and there are about ten 5-star hotels. Through the WWTC report, Chengdu has become the world’s fifth fastest-growing tourism city with an annual growth rate of 11.2%; Chengdu has repeatedly become China’s best tourist city.

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Transportations

Chengdu is located in the middle of China, surrounded by mountains on all sides; you can reach Chengdu by air and ground.

Air:

Chengdu Shuang Liu International Airport is located in the southwest of Chengdu, about 18km from the city center, and it only cost you 30 minutes by car. Chengdu Shuang Liu International Airport provides all the airlines around the world. It takes about 3 hours from Chengdu to Beijing and 2 hours from Chengdu to Shanghai. It is very convenient to go to the attractions near Chengdu.

Ground:

You can reach Chengdu by express train and train. If you want to go to cities near Chengdu, it only takes about 1 hour by express train Chengdu has seven subway lines so far, and more subway lines are keeping expanding. Chengdu also has many city buses, city taxis, and shared bicycles around the whole city. Also, uber is also very popular in Chengdu.

Getting around your location

Chengdu city is about 5551 mi²!Chengdu is divided into seven districts. The most important way to travel in Chengdu has shared bicycles, taxis, buses, subways, and Uber. Most locals chose public transportations instead of driving because car traffic is a big problem. The shared bikes are the cheapest; you need to download through the app; it only costs you 1 yuan for one hour. You also can use 2 yuan for a public bus. The metro usually starts at 3 yuan then adds one more yuan for two more stations, but the highest cost will be 7 yuan. Uber and taxi are the most popular transportation; it depends on how far your destination; it always around 15-20 yuan for 2-10km. In recent years, public transit has covered 90% of the city through Chengdu’s development, so no matter where your destination is, you can always reach it by public transportation. The buses in Chengdu are very frequent. In general, you only need to wait 3-5 minutes to get a bus. During peak hours, there will be a bus every 1-2 minutes. The subway is the fastest transportation in Chengdu. In many cases, it will be faster than driving by yourself. From the city center to the airport, the subway will only take about 20-25 minutes.

Accommodtions I

Chengdu is an international city around the world, the town provides enough hotels and rooms for the customer, and Cheng du has different types of hotels. To offer the best experience for a diverse group of people, Cheng du has 10 5 stars hotels and so many 4-star hotels it covers all the types, such as luxury hotel, Boutique Hotel, family hotels, and resorts, etc.

Hotels / Resorts

Name Category Cost Amenities Audience Stars
Accommodation name
Resort/midrange/economy/etc.
Cost per night
What kinds of services would attract guests?
Who does this accommodation appeal to?
Usually reported as 1–4
The Temple House
luxury
300 dollars
1. spa
2. bar
3. hot tub
4. fitness
5. conference facilities
6. airport transportation
Tourist or business meeting
4
Niccolo Cheng du
boutique
213 dollars
1. conference space
2. laundry service
3. 24-hour fitness
Tourist or families
4
Diao Yu Tai boutique Hotel Cheng du
boutique
200 dollars
1. Fitness
2. Restaurant
3. Bar
4. garden
Tourist or business meeting
3
City Inn – Chengdu Jinhe Road
Boutique
$300 dollars
• Spa treatment room(s)
• WIFI available in all areas
• Spa treatment room(s)
• Ironing service
• Daily housekeeping
• 24-hour front desk
• Ticket service
• Lockers
• Express checkin/check-out
• Tour desk
Families Business travelers
5
Chengdu Lan Cheng Yue Xing Hot Spring Hotel
Mid-range
76 dollars
• Restaurant on-site
• Daily housekeeping
• Secure parking
• 24-hour front desk
• Private checkin/check-out
• Concierge
• Tour desk
• Ticket service
• Baggage storage
• Steam room
• Hot spring bath
Families and budget traveler
4

Accommodations II

Airbnb is still a joint decision for most travelers to stay because Airbnb’s value will be way cheaper and provide more personal space. Also, Family Hotels and Resorts are trendy when you don’t want to live close to the city, it will be far away from downtown, but it will be cheaper and quiet. I would recommend those types of accommodation, because the price is more valuable and the owner still offer as best as they can, you will be able to get more space to enjoy personal time. You always can cancel for free.

Name Category Cost Amenities Audience Stars
Qian’s house
economy
100
1. hot tub
2. gym
3. pool
4. projector
Traveler or couple or budget traveler
4
Bei te Meng
economy
250
1. Heated swimming pool
2. Panoramic Room
Traveler or couple or family or budget traveler
4
Yi xi
economy
90
1. Intelligent apartment
2. Speaker
3. 2 rooms
4. WIFI
5. Dryer
Traveler or couple or family or budget traveler
4

Food & Beverage

Cheng du food is very spicy and yummy. Most foods consisted of fresh ginger and garlic, chili, pepper, Sichuan pepper, and chili bean oil. It offers robust flavors. The leading food is rice, noodle, dumpling. People like to drink china, wine, beer, tea, and local people like to drink tea during the afternoon while chatting. Wine is the most popular drink for all the adults during the family reunion or friend’s appointment; this is also one of the Chinese table manners and culture. Cheng du has so many different Chinese cuisines, but the most popular is Sichuan cuisine. The most popular food is the hot pot and snacks food. Cheng du has so many other snack foods, and the flavors include spicy, sweet, sour. Mao Cai and hot pot are the most popular dishes for the local people; people like to eat Mao Cai and call mini hotpot for lunch. They want to eat hot pot as dinner. There is a street called Jing li. It is a street for the tourist, Jing li has almost all kinds of snacks, even they might not be the best, but it can make people know what Sichuan cuisine food.

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Quick Service Restaurants:

Name Cuisine Meals Features Price
Long chao shou
wheaten food and snacks (Sichuan cuisine)
Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Meat Dumplings
2-3
Zhong shui Jiao
wheaten food and snacks (Sichuan cuisine)
Lunch, dinner
Dumplings and liang mian
2-3
Lai tang yuan
Tang yuan (Sichuan cuisine)
breakfast
Tang yuan
2-3

Casual Restaurants:

Name Cuisine Meals Features Price
Girl’s restaurant and bar
Italian
Lunch and dinner
Steakhouse, Bar, Pizza, Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly
mid
Long Xuan Chinese restaurant
Chinese
Lunch, Dinner
Best eating environment
expensive
Xiao long kan
Si chuan
Dinner
Hot pot
mid

Fine Dining Restaurants

Name Cuisine Meals Features Price
LIxuan Chinese restaurant
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
expensive
Ponti’s ristorante
Italian, Pizza, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Kosher, Gluten Free Options
mid
Cafe
Thai, Seafood
Dinner
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
expensive

Meetings and Conventions

Waldorf Astoria Chengdu Waldorf Astoria Chengdu is the newest luxury hotel located in the Chengdu Hi-tech area. It has 52 stories, the hotel covers classic elegance, and modern style together, and customer can feel the luxury and peace vibe.

Shangri-La Hotel, Chengdu Shangri-La Hotel is located in downtown Chengdu, and it is a wellknown international hotel in Chengdu. The building style is cover grandeur and legendary. They offer the best server experience for all their customers.

Intercontinental Century City Chengdu Intercontinental Century City Chengdu is a landmark building. It is all the guest’s dream place to stay. Also, it is close to the airport and exhibition Centre. It is surrounded by Metro.

Hilton Garden Inn Chengdu Huayang Located in Chengdu’s new CBD area, Hilton Garden Inn Chengdu Hua yang is the first Hilton brand hotel in Chengdu the provincial capital of Sichuan province, and a hub of international transportation. Here we offer spacious and well-appointed rooms.

Yun Long Hotel Yun Long Hotel is ideally located in Chengdu. They provide clean and big guest rooms with luxurious facilities to make customers live more comfortably.

Holiday Inn Chengdu West Century City Located in southern Chengdu, it has a New International exhibition, and a convention center surrounded the whole hotel. The hotel can provide 28 meeting rooms ranging from 58m2-2800m2 accommodating 12-2800 guests.

Crowne Plaza Chengdu City Center The Crowne Plaza Chengdu is located in the middle of the CBD area, across the street, are the famous shopping street and dining area called ” Chun Xi Lu.” You can take the metro to everywhere around the city, and it provides the most convenient transportation.

Somerset Riverview, Chengdu It has the best location, and it is close to the Jinjiang River. It is the best place in Chengdu where living and working together also provide so many meeting spaces.

Four Points by Sheraton Chengdu, Pujiang Resort The Four Points by Sheraton Chengdu, Pujiang Resort sits next to a golf course in the county’s Grande Valley Resort. Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU) is approximately one hour away. The hotel offers 276 guestrooms.

Ascott Raffles City Chengdu Ascott Raffles City Chengdu has the best position were close to the most bustling business center; it also close to Renmin Nan Road. The hotel has 298 luxurious rooms from studio to 4-bedroom penthouse,

Personal suggestion:

Frist: Ascott Raffles city Chengdu Is my favorite place because the location and building are really fancy, is located in the CBD area, you can go wherever you want.

Second: Four Points by Sheraton Sheraton Chengdu Pujiang resort, this is kind of far away to CBD area, but It can provide different feeling and views about Chengdu, here has no high building, so you can be able to know what kind of people’s life will be if they live in the countryside, and here has so many tea facilities, so you can be able to visit.

Third: Waldorf Astoria Chengdu is the most luxurious place, so you can give all the best experience for all the people who are going to attend the meeting.

Recreation and Entertainment

As a multiple culture city and modern city, Chengdu can enjoy much modern entertainment in the downtown, such as nightlife and bar. Also, Chengdu is a city with a long history so that you can find so many historic sites, for example, Sichuan opera and the history of tea; however, if you want to enjoy the natural, Chengdu as plain surrounded by so many mountains. So, you can drive like 1-2 hours to hike and to camp. Chengdu is one of the most popular tourist cities. Due to his Diversity, , people can visit here for modern and natural together.

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Itinerary

Day 1

On the first day of knowing the culture in Chengdu, you will study so much historical knowledge. Also, you can walk in the street to try so many street foods.

Morning: Shufeng ya Yun opera House

The Sichuan opera performance in Chengdu is a traditional art. It also belongs to the Chinese opera’s treasure house. It is good to bring kids to know cultures around the world. It included so many performances, such as Bianlian (Changing faces or Mask-Changing), Gundeng (Rolling lamps), and Tuhuo (Spitting fire), are trendy.

Afternoon: Jinli Ancient street

Jinli Ancient Street is the most famous pedestrian commercial street in Chengdu. But you can find all the local street foods here, and it is easier for kids to know the cultures through the street food. You can find so many stores sell small ornaments that have local characteristics around the streets. Much traditional food and artiest can be found beside the road, and they are blowing sugar paintings and dough figurines.

Day 2

To see the pandas, and have a cycling with your family in the city trail, Cheng du as a international city, but you still can find a really peace and chill place to spend time with your family

Morning: Panda base

It is exciting to see the panda face to face. You can see different stages of pandas, from baby to adult. It is essential to go to the panda base in the morning because the panda will stay indoors when the weather gets hot. Kids will love animals. You can also bring them to the museum, which introduces how to protect endangered animals, it is good to develop their responsibilities to take their duty in the future.

Afternoon: Wen Jiang garden city greenway

You can rent a bike here to spend the whole afternoon with family, Wen Jiang garden greenway as the most beautiful greenway in Cheng Du. All the roads are painted green, the little river around the whole route, on the right side is the highway. You can see so many nature views and breathe fresh air. Also, you can hear the birds euphonic all the time. It is the best choice to spend time with family to enjoy nature.

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Day 3

It is time to adventure the nature side of Chengdu, drive 1 hour, and you can arrive at the mountain where around Chengdu; you can have a hike with your family and watch the sunrise. And you also get the chance to know Taoism and Buddhism.

Morning: E Mei mountain

E Mei mountain is One of the four prettiest Buddhist mountains in China, is also the best place to watch the sunrise; you can stay overnight in the mountain, so you can bring your family to hike to the golden top see the sunrise. The Golden Top is the most attractive place for people to climb from midnight. You can see the largest gold Buddha at the Golden Top, also Golden Top as the six wonders spot to view the sunrise, and cloud sea, Buddha’s light.

Afternoon: Mount Qingcheng

Qingcheng Mount is the birthplace of Taoism and is one of the great mountains of Taoism in China. So, you can bring your family to know more religions around the world. Mount Qingcheng boasts as “the most peaceful and secluded mountain under heaven with lush forests and woods.” You can have tea for the whole afternoon to try to feel the local people’s life.

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Strengths

  • convenient transport
  • delicious food
  • Cultural diversity

Weaknesses

  • air quality
  • Humid climate
  • Lack of natural attractions

Opportunities

  • Two international airports
  • Chengdu is one of the fastest developing cities
  • Chengdu has good urban planning

Threats

  • air pollution
  • Too many old buildings in downtown
  • China’s international relations

Conclusion

Chengdu is one of the most popular cities to visit. Chengdu attracts different tourists from all over the world with its good urban planning and cultural diversity. You can eat a lot of delicious food here, and you can also understand and feel the laid-back Chinese lifestyle here. Chengdu is a transportation hub in western China. You can take airplanes, express trains, trains, buses, and cars to many beautiful and spectacular natural attractions around. Although Chengdu has many shortcomings, it needs every tourist’s advice and helps to make Chengdu a better tourist city. Convenient transportation can also help you who can’t drive to go wherever you want to go. The overall cost and consumption of traveling here will not be too high, so Chengdu has become a cost-effective tourist city. Chengdu will provide you with an unforgettable travel experience. In the end, Chengdu is a city you don’t want to leave when you come.

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