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What to do in Chengdu
Chengdu is the biggest and capital city of China’s Sichuan province. With plenty of green spaces, you’ll instantly feel the locals’ laidback way of life. But the city is also filled with temples, museums, and plenty of other destinations for culture and family fun.
Begin your Chengdu adventure at Tianfu Square. You’ll see a massive statue of Mao Zedong, plus an incredible water and music show at the square at noon and during the evening.
Soak up the culture of Chengdu and visit A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, where you’ll see awesome exhibitions of various Chinese art forms. For a more interactive experience, bring your friends and family to the Sichuan Science and Technology Museum.
Do you love animals? Then visit one of the biggest zoos in China at Chengdu Zoo to see plenty of amazing animals like tigers, leopards, camels, and the loveable giant pandas. And if you can’t get enough pandas, head straight to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Another destination that’s perfect for the family is the exciting Happy Valley amusement park.
For a more relaxing time at the park, go to an island of tranquillity at People's Park. You can wander around the beautifully landscaped paths, enjoy a boat ride in the lake, enjoy a cuppa at the tea shops, and other attractions. If you’re feeling peckish, there are plenty of tea houses and restaurants at Kuanzhaixiangzi and Jinli Ancient Street.
Of course, you can’t miss seeing the temples of Chengdu. Take the subway to Wuhouci Temple. Wander the grounds of the gorgeous Qingyang Palace. Then bring your camera to the impressive Wenshu Temple.
Do you still need more convincing? Then check out these 10 reasons to visit Chengdu and start packing your bags today.
When to visit Chengdu
The best time to visit Chengdu is from March to June and September to November, so you can experience the best weather for exploring the city. Save even more money and book your flights for November because it’s the cheapest time to fly to Chengdu.
Australians need a visa to fly to China and travel to Chengdu. Just visit the Embassy of The People’s Republic of China in Australia website to know how to apply for your visa. Be sure that your passport is valid for at least six months when you return to Australia and to check Smartraveller for more info.
Travelling to and around Chengdu
After landing at Chengdu International Airport, ride the taxi or bus to reach the city. You can travel around Chengdu by bus, taxi, Chengdu Metro, motorized pedicab, and bicycle.
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