Chengdu, Sichuan, China

The perfect 3 days itinerary

Chengdu, the capital of China's southwest Sichuan Province, is famed for being the home of cute giant pandas. Apart from the fantastic cute creatures, the city offers a diverse range of historic and cultural sites, and is known for its mouth-numbing Sichuan cuisine. The city, with its profound history, was once the place where the ancient Shu State was located. Today's Chengdu is a vibrant city, with modern skyscrapers and old streets where you can experience traditional teahouse culture.

What to do in Chengdu?

This 3 days itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Chengdu. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: Meet the Adorable Pandas and Explore the City Center

Morning

Start your day early with a visit to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Spend a few hours observing these adorable creatures and learning about conservation efforts.

Afternoon

Head to the city center and visit Tianfu Square, the largest city square in southwest China. Don't miss the statue of Mao Zedong and the beautiful fountains. Visit the Sichuan Science and Technology Museum located nearby.

Evening

Stroll around the bustling Jinli Street, one of the oldest streets in Chengdu, filled with traditional buildings, shops selling crafts and local snacks.

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Day 2: Discover Chengdu's History and Culture

Morning

Visit the Wuhou Shrine, a memorial dedicated to Zhuge Liang, the Marquis Wu (Wuhou) of Kingdom Shu in the Three Kingdoms Period. Next, explore the Jinsha Site Museum, an archaeological site where artifacts from the ancient Shu Kingdom are displayed.

Afternoon

Head to the Du Fu Thatched Cottage, a park and museum in honor of the Tang Dynasty poet Du Fu. Enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and beautiful gardens.

Evening

Experience Sichuan Opera at Shufeng Yayun Teahouse, a traditional teahouse that offers cultural performances.


Day 3: Experience the Natural Beauty of Chengdu

Morning

Take a day trip to Mount Qingcheng, one of the most famous Taoist mountains in China. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and visit the ancient Taoist temples.

Afternoon

Continue your exploration of Mount Qingcheng. Take a boat ride on Yuecheng Lake, located on the mountain.

Evening

Return to Chengdu and enjoy a hot pot dinner, a must-try in Sichuan cuisine.

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