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Top 10 Chengdu Tourist Attractions Rated

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1. Giant Panda Breeding Research Base

Chengdu Panda Base

Giant Pandas, one of the rarest animals in the world and known as “living fossil”, are not only extolled as China’s “National Treasure”, but also beloved by people the world over. Known as the hometown of Pandas, Chengdu is your best choice to see, feed the cute pandas, and Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base is the best place where you can see the largest panda group in the world.

Type: Nature & Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks

Best Time: All year round

Recommended Visiting Hours: 3 ~ 4 hours

Open Hours: 07:30 ~ 18:00

Tickets: ¥55/person

Address: 1375 Panda Avenue, Northern Suburb, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

2. Wenshu Monastery

Chengdu Wenshu Monastery

It’s an authentic and active Buddhist temple where you can see many locals worshiping and burning incense. Besides, Wenshu Monastery has lovely garden in the temple, and local people often stroll in the temple, and the most interesting part is seeing old men carrying their bird cages with them so that the birds can get some fresh air. Also, this is a must visit for anyone looking to have a terrific Sichuan hotpot or just a fantastic food buffet. It never disappoints. Being a Buddhist place, a lot of vegetarian restaurants and tea houses can be found there.

Type: Sights & Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites

Best Time: All year round

Recommended Visiting Hours: 2 hours

Open Hours: 08:00 ~ 17:00

Tickets: Free

Address: No.66 Wenshuyuan Street, Qingyang District, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

3. Mount Qingcheng

Chengdu Mount Qingcheng

Mount Qingcheng is one of the cradles for Taoism in China. Front Mountain has many historical and cultural sites and many Taoist Temples, while the back Mountain is famous for its tranquil and stunning natural scenery, great place to breathe some fresh air and escape from the crowds of the city.

Type: Mountains, World Heritage Sites, Religious Sites, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks

Best Seasons: Summer

Recommended Visiting Time: Half day for Front Mountain, Half day for Back Mountain

Opening Hours: 8:00 to 17:30 (March 2~November 30)/8:00 to 18:00 (December 1~March 1)

Tickets: Front Qingcheng Mountain: ¥80; Back Qingcheng Mountain: ¥20

Address: Qingcheng Mountain, Qingchengshan Road, Dujiangyan, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

4. Jinli Pedestrian Street

Chengdu Jinli Pedestrian Street

Jinli Pedestrian Street is “The First Street of Shu Kingdom”, and it’s a famous snack street in Chengdu. The ambiance was like stepping back into the past, well presented and historically brilliant. Evening stroll is extreme beautiful, and it's picturesque with the lanterns lit up. It is a lot more than a street. It's many little streets bustling with activity, lots of craft stalls and gift shops, there's bars and restaurants, traditional market food stalls and an amazing atmosphere.

Type: Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks

Best Time: All year round

Recommended Visiting Hours: 2 ~ 3 hours

Open Hours: 09:00 ~ 22:00 (except drinking bars)

Tickets: Free (Temple fair during Spring Festival requires paid ticket)

Address: No.231 Wuhouci Street, Wuhou District, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

5. Kuanzhai Alley

Chengdu Kuanzhai Alley

Kuanzhai Alley, also known as “Wide and Narrow Alley” or “Kuanzhai Ancient Street of Qing Dynasty”, consists of three historic paralleled alleys from Qing dynasty. Ancient style buildings, local Chengdu life, delicious Sichuan snacks, exquisite Sichuan handicrafts, etc. make it one of the most attractive places in Chengdu for people from the whole world. Walking along this ancient streets and discovering hidden backyards, small restaurants, shops, street food, galleries, theatres and many more, is just a fantastic thing to do.

Type: National AA Scenic Spot, Famous Historical and Cultural Street, Ancient Buildings in Qing Dynasty, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks

Best Seasons: All year round

Recommended Visiting Time: 2-3 hours

Opening Hours: 24 hours; most shops (bars excluded) close at 22:00-23:00

Tickets: Free

Address: East of Tongren Road, west of Changshun Street, Qingyang District, Chengdu, Sichuan

6. Du Fu Cottage

Du Fu Cottage

The 22-acre thatched cottage museum park and memorial temple is a museum and park in honor of Du Fu who is one most outstanding an 8th-century Tang dynasty Chinese poet. Here people can not only explore Du Fu and Chinese Poetry, but also enjoy a sanctuary in the midst of a hectic city. The property has nice walkways lined with trees and flowers, a pagoda, ponds, a waterfalls, and much more. There are many great places to take photos, while enjoying a walk through this amazingly beautiful museum park. To learn more about the cultural background here, you are recommended to travel here with a guide.

Type: Former Residence of Poet-Sage, Traditional Chinese Garden, Great Cultural Heritage

Best Seasons:All seasons

Recommended Visiting Time: 3 hours

Opening Hours: 8:00—20:00 from May to October, 8:00—18:30 from November to next April

Tickets: 50 RMB/person

Address: No.37 Qinghua Road, Qingyang District, Chengdu, Sichuan

7. Jinsha Site Museum

Jinsha Site Museum

Located in Chengdu, Jinsha Site Museum is built on the original location of the Jinsha Site that was discovered in 2001 and the first important archaeological discovery found in the early 21 century in China. Plentiful unearthed relics of gold, jade, bronze, stone, ivory are exhibiting in 5 halls to show the historical culture of Chinese ancestors in the ancient Shu Kingdom about 2900-3200 years ago. We'd suggest visiting the Sanxingdui museum first to get the chronology of these Bronze Age people to understand the Jinsha Culture better.

Type: Historical Site Museum, National First-Class Museum, National Archaeological Site Part, National 4A Scenic Spot.

Best Seasons: All Seasons

Recommended Visiting Time: 2-3 hours

Opening Hours: 8:00-18:30 (Nov.-Apr.), 8:00-20:00 (May-Oct.) Close on Monday.

Tickets: RMB 70/person

Address: No. 2, Jinsha Site Road, Qingyang District, Chengdu, Sichuan

8. Wuhou Memorial Temple

Wuhou Memorial Temple

Wuhou Temple, also called Wuhou Shrine or Wuhou Memorial Temple, is an ancestral temple in memory of Lord Liu Bei, Chang Fei and General Guan Yu and the legendary Advisor Zhuge Liang (Kong Ming) in Shu of Three Kingdom. Fans and readers of the phenomenal novel of the three kingdoms and Chinese history lovers, this is a must visit place.

Type: Largest Cultural Relics Museum of Three Kingdom, Chinese Style Architecture, Compact but Beautiful Tranquil Garden

Best Seasons: All Seasons

Recommended Visiting Time: 2~3 hours

Opening Hours: 8:00-18:30 (November - April); 8:00-20:00 (May - October)

Tickets: 50 RMB/person

Address: No.231 Wuhou Temple Street, Chengdu, Sichuan

9. Chengdu Renmin Park

Chengdu Renmin Park

Located in the city center, Renmin Park (People's Park) is the first public park in Chengdu. It’s a beautiful city park, with artful landscaping, a bonsai garden, two tea houses, a section of kiddie amusement rides, a pond with row and motor boats that connects to winding streams filled with Koi. The park is filled with locals, and it’s a best place to experience the slow life of Chengdu. You will see many interesting things such as: outdoor karaoke, dancing, traditional instruments, ear cleaning station, Mahjong playing,and calligraphy practice with water on the pavement.

Type: Nature & Parks

Best Seasons: All year round

Recommended Visiting Time: 1 ~ 2 hours

Opening Hours: 6:00-22:30 (summer); 6:30-22:00 (winter)

Tickets: Free when there are no flower shows/special festivals

Address: No.12 Shaocheng Road, Qingyang District, Chengdu 610015, China

10. New Century Global Center

New Century Global Center

Opened in June 2013, New Century Global Center is the largest freestanding building in the world, totally about 20 million sqt. It is an enormously huge shopping mall, also housing an indoor amusement park, reataurants, movie theathers, museums, skating rinks, two 5-satr hotels, and higher floors are business zone. You can get there by Metro Line one.

Type: Shopping, Shopping Malls

Best Seasons:All seasons available

Recommended Visiting Time: 2-3 hours

Opening Hours: 10:00 - 22:00

Tickets: Free

Address: No. 1700 North Section, Tianfu Avenue, Wuhou District, Chengdu, Sichuan

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