Things to do in Chengdu

Chengdu has fertile plains and a laid-back atmosphere

Chengdu, one of China’s most populous cities, boasts of rich agricultural lands that people sometimes call it “The Land of Abundance”. In stark contrast with the vast green spaces of Chengdu, the urban center of the city features towering Western-style buildings and lively nightlife venues. The city has both a rural and a metropolitan ambiance that attracts visitors from around the world.


Things to do in Chengdu


You’ll never have enough time to visit all the finest places or do all the things to do in Chengdu, but you have to try! The holiday destinations in the city are diverse, from typical museums and parks to extraordinary archeological sites and historical towns.


New Century Global Center

You can also find the New Century Global Center in Chengdu, which claims to be the largest building in the world. It is an oversized shopping mall with a skating rink, an indoor water park, and five-star hotels.


Chengdu Zoo

If you are looking for child-friendly attractions, you can start your tour at the Chengdu Zoo. It features a wide collection of huge and small animals, plus some carnival-type rides.



Shopping along Chunxi Road can be fun and relaxing. This shopping street is located in the city center and you can find an array of shops, restaurants, bookstores, and arcades in this place.



For nightlife options, check out the Jinli Ancient Street and its line of bars, cafes, clubs, and hotels.


When to go to Chengdu

Chengdu features a humid subtropical climate influenced by monsoon. It has four distinct seasons, with hot, humid, and rainy summers, sunny but slightly rainy springs and autumns, and mild, dry winters. The average temperature in the coolest month of January is 5.6 °C (42.1 °F) while the mean daily temperature in the hottest months of July and August is 25 °C (77 °F).



Most of Chengdu’s festivals follow the lunar calendar, so dates vary each year. However, you can be sure to catch great celebrations during Chinese New Year and the winter season. Watching and joining these festivals can be a great cultural experience for tourists and holidaymakers.


Things to do in Chengdu

Chengdu Facts

Population7 677 100
CurrencyChinese yuan renminbi
AirportShuangliu, China (CTU)

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Chengdu ski vacations - Discover the Oriental Alps

When traveling to Chengdu for skiing, you have three resorts to choose from. Xiling Snow Mountain Ski Resort is often called the Oriental Alps and known to be the best alpine ski resort in China, and also the most successful. To get here it takes you around 2,5 hours by car and it is located in the west of Chengdu city. Newly opened Jiudingshan Prince Ridge Ski Resort is the largest ski resort in China. This is a good resort if you want to get away from all the tourists since there aren’t as many here as there might be in other resorts. To get here it takes you 3 hours by car. Located at the top of Mount Emei, you find family friendly Emeishan Ski Resort. A good resort, but it is located a bit further away, all together it takes you about 5 hours to get here.

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