Chengdu Must See will lead you to the highlights of Chengdu which you should never miss during you tour in this ancient city. In this page you will find what to see in Chengdu including natural and historic attraction, shows and performances. Now, please come with Top China Travel to start your impressive Chengdu tour.
Chengdu Must-see Attractions
Recommended attractions: Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Sanxingdui Museum, Mt. Emei, Leshan Giant Buddha, Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic Area
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
, located at the north part of Chengdu City, is a non-profit research and breeding facility of giant pandas and also other rare animals. This institution is aiming at protecting rare animals especially giant panda from extinct.
is a large modern thematic museum exhibits relics and unearthed artifacts in Sanxingdui ruins. The Sanxingdu is the ruins of the ancient Shu, a Kingdom over 4,000 years ago. The Museum is recognized as one of world's most important ancient remains because of its vast size, age and cultural contents.
Mount Emei ,
located 150 away from Chengdu, is a famous sacred Buddhism mountain. Its undulating range looks like the eyebrows of girls, hence the name.
Leshan Giant Buddha,
is the tallest stone Buddhist statue in the world with a height of 71m. It was caved out of the cliff at the junction of the Minjiang River, Dadu and Qingyi Rivers, 1,299 years ago. The site was listed on the World Cultural and Natural Heritage in 1996.
is a well-known fairyland that features perennially snow-capped mountain peaks, verdant and lush forest, stretches of serene lakes, and various birds and animals. Upon entering the resort, you will find yourself strolling in a fairyland, leaving behind nothing but earthly troubles and vexations.
Chengdu Must-see Performances
Recommended Shows: Sichuan Opera, Music Opera – Golden Sand
Venue: Inside the Wuhou Temple
Duration: about 2 hours
Sichuan Opera may be another profound Chinese culture which had been spread across the southeast part of China. The impressive performance and special regional culture make Sichuan Opera be a textbook for people to get touch with the past of Chengdu as well as Sichuan Province.
Venue: Golden Sand International Theater
Duration: about 1.5 hours (daily 20:00)
The music opera Golden Sand is organized by the Chengdu municipal government. It is a name card of this city. As a music opera performed to the tourists, the splendid Golden Sand attracts many people from all over the world.
Chengdu Must-see Commercial Streets
Location: In the heart of the shopping district in Chengdu
What to buy: Clothing, Shoes, Chengdu Snacks
Chunxi Road enjoys its reputation as the most flourishing and prosperous commercial pedestrian street in Chengdu, featuring both national and international brands, for example; Nike, Adidas, and Li-Nings.But it is not only a fashion center; you can also find many delicious Chengdu snacks here.
Location: Near the Wuhou Temple
What to buy: Antiques and Handicrafts
Jinli Ancient Street is an ancient street which opened to public in 2004. It is a good places to find the unique antiques and handicrafts in Chengdu such as The elegant style of the architectures tells you what Sichuan looks like during the Qing Dynasty. Sichuan Culture is inlayed in this ancient street. The elegant style of the architectures tells you what Sichuan looks like during the Qing Dynasty. Along the street, you can also find hotels, restaurants, teahouses, bars and cafés. It is really a very popular street for locals and tourists.
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