Things to Do in Chengdu
Chengdu, as described in most of the travel books, it is a very "laid-back" city that emphasizes on culture and relaxation. You can enjoy the leisurely life pace of this city in a local teahouse, watching the locals playing cards and majhong. Also, many historical and cultural sites will make you better understand the tradition and long history of Chengdu.
Closely seeing the cute pandas, tasting the authentic Sichuan cuisine, watching the amazing face-changing performances in an local opera house… you will love the trip in this Land of Abundance.
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No.1 Get Close to the Cute Panda
Chengdu, the hometown of Giant Pandas, is the best place to see the lovely creatures. While traveling in Chengdu, you will find there are lovely shops selling kinds of souvenirs about pandas around many tourist sites. And to see the real pandas, never miss the trip to the trip to the Giant Panda Breeding Research Center, which is the world's only museum that focuses on the critically endangered giant pandas. You can get close to see the cute pandas. And for those super panda-lovers, they can also choose to take a few-day volunteer job in Bifengxia Panda Base.
No.2: Taste Sichuan Cuisine
Sichuan Cuisine, one of China's four major culinary schools, is famous for its diversity in appearance and taste. Once you visit Chengdu, you will have the chance to taste the authentic hot pot, Mapo Doufu and Gongbao Chicken. Since many local snacks from other cities in Sichuan are gathered together in Chengdu, as well as more and more international restaurants are opened, Chengdu became the real paradise for gourmands.
No.3: Explore the History and Culture
Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan Province, enjoys and illustrious, time-honored history and culture. Be proud of the long history of over 2,300 years, Chengdu offers much to explore. The Jinsha Site Museum and Sanxingdui Museum showcase the mysterious culture of the ancient Shu state over 3,000 years ago. The kinds of relics displayed in Sichuan Museum tell you the rich culture of this area, including the ethnic culture of Tibetan Tibetans, Yi, Qiang and Hui people.
No.4: Enjoy the Special Tea Culture
When we talk about Chengdu's culture, the first thing that pops up would be the Tea Culture. In Chengdu, tea drinking culture is seen as part of the daily lifestyle of the locals. This is comparable to the coffee culture in most of the western countries like US. Tea houses are plentiful in the city, drinking tea and playing Mahjong is the way how locals relax. The most popular sites are Renmin Park, and Wenshu Temple, where you can have a cup of tea with the locals.
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