Have an intimate interaction with the cute giant panda is a must do when you come to Chengdu. Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is a non-profit research and breeding facility for giant pandas and other rare animals. Founded in 1987, it started with 6 giant pandas that were rescued from the wild. By 2008, it had 124 panda births, and the captive panda population kept growing.
Taikoo Li Chengdu, a new 100,000-square-meter shopping center in the city’s downtown area, has lined up nearly 300 international fashion and lifestyle brands. Adjacent to the centuries-old Daci Temple, the center blends the old and the new. It is a bustling urban lifestyle hub where visitors can enjoy a truly unique shopping and leisure experience. You could easily reach it by metro line 2.
Don't Go Home Without
There is a Chinese saying "All good foods are found in Chengdu". So you should not go home without tasting the genuine local food. Chengdu cuisine is more daintily and tasty and also it is more meticulous in making and choosing ingredients. Most of Chengdu's local food specialties started out as snacks. They originated in little stands or stalls located on sides of the road.
The distinctive characteristics of Chengdu weather are fog and humidity. There are fewer hours of sunlight per day, and the summer is hotter and the winter is colder than what the temperature shows. The rainy season is usually in July and August with occasional storms. Thus, the best times to pay a visit are March to June and September to November.