Things to do on Holidays in Chengdu China

Chengdu is the capital of the Sichuan province in the Southwest of China and is one of the most important economic and transportation hubs in Western China. The fertile Chengdu Plain, which is often called the Country of Heaven is covering the whole city. And, for tourists, this city is heavenly to say the least.


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    Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is a place where you have the chance to take pictures with pandas as you get close to this amazing animal that is sadly, on the brink of extinction.

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    Mount Qincheng is a World Heritage site and a holy mountain of Taoism. Although not many tourists come here, the mountain has a beautiful scenic view and the entrance fee (20CNY per head) isn’t much really. Walking past the waterfalls and the narrow gorges with the bluest and clearest waters imaginable sounds heavenly doesn’t it?

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    Dujiangyan Irrigation System was created by Li Bing and his son almost two centuries ago. Even today, this system is in perfect order. Visiting this place during the night indeed sounds like a plan if you are up for it.

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    Happy Valley of Chengdu has the best food and service in the city. The food here is so artistically beautiful that eating it will make you feel sad. The amusement park is a great place for kids who will have a lot of fun on the rollercoaster rides and other exhilarating rides.

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    Shu Feng Ya Yun Sichuan Opera is a place for performances, theatres and drama. However, it is the face-changing masks act is the highlight of the show. Other acts include stick puppets, hand shadow show and the comical bowl rolling act.

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    Jinli Ancient Street is a very attractive area for tourist because there is so much to see and eat from local food to delicacies. What about having an ear massage? Now that’s not something you hear of every day.

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    Kuanzhai Ancient Street of Qing Dynasty is a pretty nice way to spend an evening. However, the place is sort of overrated and the restaurants are a bit too pricy. Still, the place is lively enough.

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    Jinli Pedestrian Street has a lot of over-priced shops so it is more advisable to have a look around and possibly, buy a few souvenirs on your way back.

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    Wenshu Yuan Monastery is one of the oldest of its kind in China and every house has its own unique homage to Buddha. The gardens are beautiful too.

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    Jinsha Site Museum is an archaeological site that was accidentally discovered back in 2001. It’s a very interesting museum with great architecture and beautiful grounds.

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