What to See and Do in Chengdu

Rock 'n' Roll Chengdu Marathon and Half Marathon
Chengdu China is unique mix of old and new.  The Anshun Bridge pictured above is home to a popular restaurant.
Giant Pandas are beloved.

Get an up-close look at giant pandas at Dujiangyan Giant Panda Center. The 126 acre research and breeding center provides a natural environment for the endangered pandas with a vast bamboo forest and lovely scenic surroundings. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon course runs by the center.

Dujiangyan irrigation system is over 2000 years old.

The Dujiangyan irrigation system was originally constructed in 256 BC as a water conservation and flood control project. The system harnessed the river using a new method of channeling and dividing the water instead of using a dam. It is still in use today. The Marathon starts and finishes in Dujiangyan.


The teahouse is to Chengdu what cafés are to London.

China’s teahouses originated in Sichuan. In Chengdu, there are teahouses in the busiest streets, tea stands in the shabby lanes, open-air tea rooms in the parks and fancy tea gardens

. Teahouses are important places to socialize. There’s no need to rush; only enjoy the flavor of the brew and the comfort of friends.

Chengdu comes alive at night.

Traditionally, Chengdu has been recognized as “the land of abundance” throughout its history. The city is famous for pandas, its culture and food. There are many temples from thousands of years ago, street snacks and a panda protection base. What will you find in Chengdu?

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