Chengdu 成都 The City of Pandas

Hotpot is life

Capital city of Sichuan province, Chengdu is vibrant, diverse and spicy place. Food, history and Pandas are some of the reasons on why to come and visit The Hibiscus City. I managed to visit Chengdu in the middle of winter and I can honestly say this was one of the most prettiest cities that I have visited in China. Being the capital city of the Sichuan Province it has become one of the most liveable cities in China.

Chengdu is a city chock-full of suprises and secret gems. it is also has some of the most prettiest walking streets in China which have local merchant selling things from artwork, literature and STREET FOOD!
Top 10 things to do whilst in Chengdu…Post Coming Soon

Food

So the food in Sichuan (Szechuan) is easily one of two of my most favourites cuisines in the whole of China and the other being Xinjiang cooking. The flavours tend to be mixture of strong, pungent flavours that remain in your mouth after the first bite. Being the most sucessful of  Chinese cuisines overseas there are various reasons why. Garlic and chilli work hand in hand to deliver tasty and fresh dishes that are sure to satisfy your pallete.

(These pics do not belong to me but I just wanted to show you some tasty food)
Top 10 Foods to try in Sichuan

Planes, Trains and Automobiles…

With good transport links in the city it is quite easy to get around in Chengdu, whether it is bus, taxi, train or metro you shouldn’t have too much difficulty getting around the city. With an international airport and high speed rail in the city getting to Chengdu couldn’t be any easier. Below I have included some information on how to get to Chengdu in and around the city as well as some onward destinations.

Trains
Baoji-Chengdu Railway
Chengdu-Chongqing Railway
Chengdu-Kunming Railway
Chengdu-Dazhou Railway
Shanghai-Wuhan-Chengdu (High Speed Rail)
Chengdu-Lanzhou Railway
Xi’an-Chengdu (High Speed Rail)
Chengdu-Guiyang (High Speed Rail)

Metro Map Chengdu 2016

chengdu-subway
This post is the first in on Chengdu which will be covered in more detail
in more blogs.

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