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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!

No.1 Get Close to the Cute Panda

Get Close to the Cute Panda

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.

No.2: Taste Sichuan Cuisine

Taste Sichuan Cuisine

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.

No.3: Explore the History and Culture

Explore the History and Culture

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.

No.4: Enjoy the Special Tea Culture

Enjoy the Special Tea Culture

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.

Top Featured Activities in Chengdu

  • Shufeng Yayun Sichuan Opera House

    Shufeng Yayun Sichuan Opera House Ticket Fee: 120-320 Yuan/per person (ticket varies from plays and seat) Opening Hour: 18:30-21:30 Add: No.23 Qintai Road, Qingyang District, Chengdu (Inside Chengdu Culture Park) Surroundings: Chengdu Culture Park, Qingyang Palace, Peoples Park, Kuanzhai Alley, Du Fu Cottage How to get there: City bus, subway (Metro Line 1, walk 500m from Tonghuimen Station), taxi, private car service Other Se...

  • Chengdu Cooking Class - Learn How to Cook Sichuan Food in Chengdu

    Sichuan Cuisine Museum Have you ever heard about Playing with Sichuan Cuisine? You may wonder Sichuan Cuisine is one of the most famous kinds of Chinese food to eat, how can we play with it? In Chengdu, the City of Gastronomy, there is a special place to experience comprehensive Sichuan cuisine culture from the origin to modernity, as well as do the cooking class. This unique place is called Sichuan Cuisine Museum , the only E...

  • Chengdu Hot Pot & How to Eat Hot Pot in Chengdu

    ShuJiuXiang Hot Pot Like Sushi to Japanese, Burgers to Americans, Hot pot is the spirit to Sichuanese, and Chengdu is a city that generates the top standard Sichuan Hot Pot. Walking into any of the hot pot restaurants in Chengdu, your appetite will be immediately lit up smelling the fragrance of the spicy broth which is bubbling and steaming the pots of soup. The chopsticks are in a constant motion immersing and fetching food ...

  • Sichuan Opera

    Chinese opera, an art form that dates back as far as the Three Kingdoms period (200 AD), is a diverse style of music. As an entertainment, you could see any of the five forms and get a vastly different experience. Each employs specific makeup or masking, lyric style and acting methods. Of the five, Sichuan opera is the youngest, starting around 1700. Despite being the most recently developed, Sichuan opera is complex in form a...

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