A gateway to Tibet and the start of the southern Silk Road, Chengdu remains a confluence of local and regional goods. Shop for of the city's famous Shu silk brocade, Qingcheng silk tapestry, bamboo wickerwork, and silver jewelry.
The Qingshiqiao Market, a street market next to the Jinjiang Hotel and the Minshan Hoteloffers some of the best souvenir shopping in the city. Visitors should also browse the antiques market on Chaotang Bei Lu and spend an evening wandering the art galleries on Renmin Nan Lu. As ever, don't forget to bargain.
The main shrine to Sichuan's ancient Shu Kingdom and the heroes that made it legendary during the Three Kingdoms period, Wuhou Temple (Wǔhóu Cí, 武侯祠) was first..
For many, the image of a panda is intrinsically linked with that of China. The Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Chéngdū Dà Xióngmāo Fányù..
Chengdu's oldest and largest temple is the Wenshu Monastery (Wénshū Yuàn, 文殊院). The temple that stands today is a Qing Dynasty (1644-1911 AD) reconstruction of a..
Xiling Mountain (Xilǐng Xuěshān, 西岭雪山)—also referred to as "Xiling Snow Mountain," "Xiling Snow-Capped Mountain" or just "Xiling Xueshan"—is a pleasant get-away just..