Chengdu is the capital of southwestern China’s Sichuan province.
Its history dates back to at least the 4th century B.C. This was when it served as capital for the Shu Kingdom. Artifacts from that dynasty are the focus of the Jinsha Site Museum. The city is also home to the famous Research Base for Giant Panda Breeding. This unique conservation centre is where visitors can view endangered giant pandas in their natural habitat.
The city was also well known for its refined culture and display of luxury. Throughout history it has remained a great city and a major administrative centre, and has been the capital of Sichuan since 1368.
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Chengdu has a relaxing atmosphere, and many interesting attractions such as pandas! Chengdu’s world famous Sichuan cuisine, ancient historical sites and natural parks are just several of the reasons that make Chengdu a must place to visit in Asia.
Arriving at Chengdu Airport
The transport from Shuangliu Airport (CTU) to Chengdu downtown is quite convenient. Passengers can take a metro, airport shuttle bus or taxi to get to the destination.
The metro is relatively cheap and a fast way and you don’t need to worry about the traffic jams. Alternatively, there are 5 airport shuttle buses that depart from Shuangliu Airport. Finally, it is quite easy to get to the city centre from Shuangliu Airport by taxi. The airport is only about 20 kilometres from the city centre. It costs about 120 yuan for a one-way trip.
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