Welcome to Chengdu, the provincial capital of Sichuan, where giant pandas delight tourists at the Chengdu Breeding Research Base and artisans create porcelains at the People’s Garden. Though a modern city, life in Chengdu takes place on the back streets where crowds are waiting outside hot-pot restaurants and tea houses are abuzz with mahjong players and their noisy tile-shuffling game. This is a city that once inspired the great Tang dynasty poet Dufu, whose residence still stands and today it continues to celebrate one of its greatest military strategist Zhugeliang, at the famous Wuhou Shrine.

Facts

Population

14,0476 million

Currency

1 RMB =10 jiao

Opening hours

Office hours are 9:00-17:30 or 18:00, Monday to Friday. Banks are open from 9:00-16:00 on weekends. Most malls and supermarkets close at 22:00.

Newspapers

Chengdu Business Chengdu Evening News West China City Daily Sichuan Morning Paper China Daily

Tourist information

CDTB (Chengdu Tourism Bureau) Xinnanmen Center +86 28 8548 2323, +86 28 8548 2233 Chunxi Road +86 28 8672 1166 Opening hours: 9:00-20:30

Travel to Chengdu

The Chengdu Plain, on which the city of Chengdu is situated, has been referred to as “the Country of Heaven.” The area’s lush surroundings complete with lakes, rivers, bridges, and swathes of green fully deserve that title. Book your flights to Chengdu with Etihad Airways and journey to a land of overwhelming beauty, pleasure, and delight.

Top 5 Things To Do in Chengdu

  • If travelling to Chengdu in the spring, enjoy the city’s Lantern Festival. Created as a time to celebrate art and music, the festival showcases Chengdu’s enormous pool of talent all in the soft glow of thousands of lanterns
  • Visit the rare Giant Pandas, China’s beloved national treasures, at the world-renowned Sichuan Wolong Giant Panda Nature Reserve
  • Celebrate the revered Du Fu, one of China’s most famous poets, with a tour of the Du Fu Thatched Cottage
  • Get your second wind with an hour at one of Chengdu’s many traditional teahouses
  • Take a break from the city and spend a night in one of the “Happy Rural Homes” in the countryside outside of Chengdu

Plan Your Chengdu Visit

Teeming with festivals, unique sightseeing options, amazing cuisine, and countless cultural highlights, Chengdu is a city that knows how to treat its valued guests. Its mild sub-tropic climate is wonderful almost any time of year.

Finding flight deals to Chengdu is easy with Etihad’s popular deals. If you want to take part in Chengdu’s festivals, plan to travel in the spring (March–May). This is Chengdu’s peak season as the majority of sunny days are in the spring so book your tickets to Chengdu in advance if travelling then. To find cheap hotels in Chengdu, consider visiting in the winter (December through February). The days are not as sunny, but crowds are fewer and rates lower.

Destination Routes

Etihad Office in China

Chengdu, China
Level 18
The Office Tower Shangri-La Centre
9 Binjiang Road (East), 610021
+86 28 66065172/66065173
ctutkt@etihad.ae
Monday - Friday 09:00-17:30