Someone said, the fastest way to access the Chengdu culture is to become one of the citizens. How can I become one of them? Aiming to deal with this problem, Top China Travel invites you to choose one or more activities that listed here for you to experience Chengdu. Another classic performance Chuan Opera, the unique Chinese Tea Culture, the delicious Sichuan Hot Pot, it is all about Chuan culture. It is true that you never know what the real culture is until you have experienced it fully.
To make your life more colorful and interesting in Chengdu, we have digged out the featured activities with lots of fun. It could be unique experience and even once-in-lifetime experience. Choose your likes and enjoy!
Chengdu, the hometown of Giant Pandas, is the best place to see the lovely creatures. While traveling in Chengdu, you will find there are lovely shops selling kinds of souvenirs about pandas around many tourist sites. And to see the real pandas, never miss the trip to Giant Panda Breeding Research Center, which is the world's only museum that focuses on the critically endangered giant pandas. You can get close to see the cute pandas. And for those super panda-lovers, they can also choose to take a few-day volunteer job in Bifengxia Panda Base or Dujiangyan Panda Base.
Sichuan Cuisine, one of China's four major culinary schools, is famous for its diversity in appearance and taste. Once you visit Chengdu, you will have the chance to taste the Chengdu Food such as the authentic Chengdu Hot Pot, Mapo Doufu and Gongbao Chicken. There is even a Sichuan Cuisine Museum in Chengdu and you can take cooking class there. Since many local snacks from other cities in Sichuan are gathered together in Chengdu, as well as more and more international restaurants are opened, Chengdu became the real paradise for gourmands.
Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan Province, enjoys illustrious and time-honored history and culture. Being proud of the long history of over 2,300 years, Chengdu offers much to explore. The Jinsha Site Museum and Sanxingdui Museum showcase the mysterious culture of the ancient Shu state over 3,000 years ago. The kinds of relics displayed in Sichuan Museum tell you the rich culture of this area, including the ethnic culture of Tibetans, Yi, Qiang and Hui people.
When we talk about Chengdu's culture, the first thing that pops up would be the Tea Culture. In Chengdu, tea drinking culture is seen as part of the daily lifestyle of the locals. This is comparable to the coffee culture in most of the western countries like the U.S. Tea houses are plentiful in the city, drinking tea and playing Mahjong is the way how locals relax. The most popular sites are Renmin Park, and Wenshu Temple, where you can have a cup of tea with the locals.
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