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Places to Visit in Chengdu for Families with Kids

A family tour with kids should not be in a hurry. In Chengdu, you can take your time and enjoy the leisure lifestyle as local people. To plan a Chengdu panda tour for kids will be a wise choice, here we have picked some places to visit in Chengdu for families with kids, which may help you create your family tour in Chengdu more smoothly.


1.Panda Bases

Meeting pandas may be one of the top reasons for you to choose China as the destination of your family vacation with kids. If so, you really should not miss Chengdu, the hometown of giant pandas. What you can experience in panda bases is completely different than in any zoos.

  • Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding must be the most important place to visit during a trip in Chengdu which no one will miss. Here you could closely observe pandas with your kids, moreover, you could also learn more knowledge about pandas in the panda museum and other stadiums inside the base. It will be an interesting and educational trip for your kids.
  • Bifengxia Panda Base in Ya’an City may not be the first choice when choosing a panda base to visit, because it is a little far away from downtown Chengdu. But for those who want to connect the trip with Bifengxia Valley, it can be a perfect place.
  • Dujiangyan Panda Base has a volunteer program for taking care of pandas, which will be a great chance for you and your kids to have a much closer contact with pandas. Join Panda Volunteer Program in Dujiangyan Base, fulfil your Chengdu panda tour.



►Tips on Chengdu Panda Base Tour



Parks can be great places to visit in Chengdu for families with kids, no matter for having fun or a leisure time with your family.

  • Chengdu People’s Park is quite suitable for families with kids to enjoy a leisure time together. The designable environment, impressive humanism atmosphere, historical sites and children’s playground consist a wonderful family-friendly place to visit in Chengdu.
  • Wangjiang Tower Park has the largest number of bamboo species in China. Even though it’s not on the must-see list of Chengdu, wandering in a bamboo world with your kids will be an enjoyable choice if you don’t know where to go in Chengdu with kids.
  • Except for regular parks, theme park can also be one of the best places to visit in Chengdu for families with kids. Just bring your kids to Chengdu Happy Valley to have some fun.

Chengdu People's Park
Chengdu People's Park



Also want to learn history and culture of Chengdu? With a splendid culture through thousands of years, Chengdu has so many things for your family to explore. A family tour in Chengdu will be more completed if you visit a museum with your kids.

  • Sanxingdui Museum is the best place for your kids to discover history and culture of Chengdu. The comprehensive hall exhibits pottery, jade and gold ware while the bronze hall mainly displays bronzes.
  • Jinsha Ruins Museum can be another place to explore Chengdu history and culture. Located in the city center, Jinsha Ruins Museum is more convenient to get to than Sanxingdui Museum, but with smaller scale.


Sanxingdui Museum
Sanxingdui Museum

Not satisfied with these regular museums? You might be interested in this one, which you can visit in nowhere else but in Chengdu.

  • Sichuan Cuisine Museum is the only theme museum in the world with food culture as its display content, where your family can have a chance to learn how to cook some local Sichuan dishes by yourselves. Experiencing the entire procedure with your kids from chopping to cooking can be really meaningful and interesting .


4.Ancient Alleys

We believed that you might have heard that the best places to get to know the real local life are located in small alleys. Exactly true. Never ever miss Jinli Old Street and Kuan Zhai Alley during your Chengdu family tour. It’s better to visit Kuan Zhai Alley in the day time, and Jinli Old Street after dark, when all the lanterns are lightened up.

  • Jinli Old Street near Wuhou Temple is one of the most famous attractions in Chengdu. It is said to be the most prosperous commercial street in the ancient Shu Kingdom, the historical architectures around, numbers of shops, teahouses and snack bars create an epitome of local life and culture in Chengdu. You kids will totally love the local snacks and handicrafts along the street.

  • Kuan Zhai Alley has the architectural style from Qing Dynasty which seems different from Jinli Old Street. As another famous place in Chengdu for delicious food and featured souvenirs, walking around Kuan Zhai Alley with your kids can add more unforgettable moments during your Chengdu panda tour.

Kuan Zhai Alley
Kuan Zhai Alley


Connect Your Chengdu Panda Tour with Jiuzhaigou

Even though you could experience a lot in Chengdu, a connection with places near Chengdu can make your family trip more perfect. Jiuzhaigou can be your best choice if you have a flexible schedule and you want to explore more with your kids.

Jiuzhaigou Valley will be a perfect place for your family vacation in China if you like water sceneries. The marvelous views of lakes, waterfalls and plants create a fantastic water world. But it’s not suitable for young kids because of the altitude, long journey on the road, little kids will easily get tired since a lot of hiking are involved.

Jiuzhaigou Valley
Jiuzhaigou Valley


►6 Days Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou Tour: Chengdu, Jiuzhaigou Valley

Actually, you can also consider Leshan Giant Buddha and Mt. Emei, but it will be a tiring trip since you have to spend a long time on the road. However, sceneries in these two places won’t ever let you down. However, you can totally go if you are with older kids. See 6 Days Sichuan Tour to Leshan & Mt. Emei if you have any interests.


enlightenedThe ideas for  connecting trips to Jiuzhaigou Valley, Leshan Giant Buddha or Mt. Emei can be alternative choices for your Chengdu family tour plan. For further information or suggestion, please feel free to contact us.


Create Your Own Chengdu Panda Tour with Kids

Chengdu must be one of the must-visit cities for your family vacation in China with kids. And it’s definitely worth visiting once in your life time. Check tours below to easily make your Chengdu family tour plan.


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