“Welcome to Chengdu home of pandas, land of abundance” so let the journey begin…
Day 1
There is no better way to start the day with a nice coffee or smoothie, right? So check out the Bookworm, grab a nice book and plan your day!
• Take metro line 1 to go to Tianfu Square
• Walk from Tianfu Square to People´s park

Tianfu Square is in the center of Chengdu and is filled with high class shopping malls, nice restaurants and overlooked by an enormous Chairman Mao statue. If you walk to the West, you will get to People’s Park after about 15 minutes.

InternChina Chengdu Tianfu Square
InternChina Chengdu Tianfu Square
InternChina Chengdu Tianfu Square
InternChina Chengdu Tianfu Square
  • Enjoy a walk through People´s park
  • Have a tea at one of the traditional tea houses

After you had a little rest, walk over to Kuanzhai Alleys to buy some nice souvenirs for family and friends. You should try out dumplings for lunch at Zhong Shui Jiao at the beautiful Wenshu Monestry. To see more of the cultural sight of Chengdu, go to Du Fu’s Cottage and Jinli Ancient Street which is about 550m long and the buildings are in the Qing Dynasty style.

InternChina Chengdu Jinli Ancient Street
InternChina Chengdu Jinli Ancient Street
InternChina Chengdu Du Fu Cottage
InternChina Chengdu Du Fu Cottage

Tai Koo Li offers a lot of different restaurants, so just walk around and make your decision on a whim. If you haven’t gotten enough of cultural activities yet, enjoy a play at the Opera which could be followed with a beer or two at one of Chengdu’s best bars, the Beernest I.

InternChina Chengdu Beernest I
InternChina Chengdu Beernest I
  • Book a room in the heart of Chengdu

The Mrs. Panda Hostel is a 2 star hostel and offers rooms from $5 a night and is very close to Tianfu Square. It offers free Wi-Fi and has a shuttle bus to the airport.

Day 2
Chengdu is known for their research base of giant pandas and they are too cute to miss out on. I hope you didn’t get too wild last night, so that getting out of bed is easy!

InternChina Chengdu Panda Base
InternChina Chengdu Panda Base
  • Make sure to be there at 8 a.m. so you can watch the pandas having breakfast
  • Take a taxi to Wuhuo Shrine
  • After walking around at the panda base, seeing both white and red pandas, go get some lunch in the park next to Wuhuo Shrine which is the free part of the Monastery.
  • Visit Wuhuo Shrine
  • Go to the Tibetan area and buy some snacks
  • Take metro line one and go to Chunxi Road

Chunxi Road is known as the major shopping area in Chengdu. It is magical and gives you the feeling of being at the Times Square in New York City. The area has plenty of different stores to offer, so make sure you bring enough cash.
After a long shopping haul, sit down and enjoy some delicious dinner and maybe try out some HotPot or other Sichuan food Chengdu is known for.

InternChina Chengdu HotPot
InternChina Chengdu HotPot
  • Go clubbing at Lan Kwai Fong

Lan Kwai Fong looks beautiful at night, especially if you cross Anshun Bridge and it offers plenty of good clubs and bars to dance the night away.

InternChina Chengdu Anshun Bridge
InternChina Chengdu Anshun Bridge
  • Book a room in the heart of Chengdu

If you want to try out a different hostel for the night, the two star Flipflop Lounge Hostel is very popular among young people and is located next to Chenxi Road. You can book a room from $5 per night and is also offers free Wi-Fi.

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