Chengdu Photo Gallery and Information Page

Tours Featuring Chengdu:
Majestic Scenery 15-Day Tour (CIT010): Mounigou – Jiuzhaigou – Chengdu – Leshan – Emeishan (Mount Emei) – Zhangjiajie – Fenghuang

Map of China showing the location of ChengduKnown for its spicy food, teahouses, brocade, pandas, and “face-changing” (变脸, Biàn Liǎn) performers, Chengdu is a city rich with history and culture even by China’s standards. With more teahouses and bars than even Shanghai, Chengdu has a reputation as a place whose people love to savor the pleasures of life.

BASIC FACTS:
Chinese Name: 成都 (pinyin: Chéngdū)
Population (2010): 14,047,625
Province: Sichuan
Weather: humid, with mild winters and hot summers

Chengdu Photos

The photos below show some of the sights and attractions that you will see on our tours that include Chengdu. Please refer to individual itineraries for specific information about the attractions featured on each tour.

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A department store in a shopping district in Chengdu (成都), China A lively street scene in Chengdu (成都), China The brightly lit Anshunlang Bridge in Chengdu (成都), China at night
Shopping in Chengdu
(photo by “Utpala“)
Lively streets in Chengdu
(photo by “Archey Firefly“)
Chengdu’s Anshunlang Bridge
(photo by George Lu)
Chengdu night life: a fountain in a crowded square in Chengdu (成都), China Crowds of people walk along a brightly lit pedestrian street in downtown Chengdu (成都), China Tall modern buildings in downtown Chengdu (成都), China
Downtown Chengdu
(photo by George Lu)
Downtown Chengdu
(photo by “rduta“)
Downtown Chengdu
(photo by Claire Rowland)
Sichuan-style dishes in Chengdu (成都), China Spicy Sichuan-style hot pot in Chengdu (成都), China A Sichuan-style meal in Chengdu (成都), China
World-famous Sichuan-style food
(photo by Matt Ryall)
Sichuan-style hot pot in Chengdu
(photo by Adam Rakunas)
A Sichuan-style meal
(photo by “rduta“)
A hungry panda near Chengdu (成都), China A panda near Chengdu (成都), China Pandas at play near Chengdu (成都), China A sculpture made of panda dung for sale near Chengdu (成都), China
A giant panda
(photo by Prince Roy)
Pandas, pandas,
everywhere

(photo by Ken Marshall)
Pandas at play
(photo by CIT
associate Mark Kao)
Panda poo sculpture:
a tasteful souvenir

(photo by Alpha)
A red panda near Chengdu (成都), China A red panda near Chengdu (成都), China A person holding a red panda with one paw held up near Chengdu (成都), China
A red panda
(photo by “Ogwen“)
On the prowl
(photo by David Schroeter)
“Talk to the paw.”
(photo by Ariel Ophelia)
A panda dining on bamboo near Chengdu (成都), China A panda sleeping in a tree near Chengdu (成都), China A tourist taking a photo with a panda near Chengdu (成都), China
A panda dines on a meal of tasty bamboo
(photo by Chen Wu)
A sleeping panda: irresistible
(photo by CIT associate Mark Kao)
For a donation, a special photo op
(photo by Ken Marshall)
A teapot in a teahouse in Chengdu (成都), ChinaTeahouse patrons sit at tables on a pedestrian street in Chengdu (成都), China A teahouse waitress pouring tea in Chengdu (成都), China Cafe patrons sit at tables in an alleyway in the Wide Alley district of Chengdu (成都), China
Tea in a traditional teahouse
(photos by Jason Huang and “Shizhao“)
The “Chengdu Pour”: often done with flair
(photo by Jason Huang)
Cafes in Wide Alley
(photo by “Utpala“)
Traditional ornaments for sale at a shop in Chengdu (成都), China A Biànliǎn (变脸) performer with a painted mask and ornately decorated headdress in Chengdu (成都), China Performers in a Biànliǎn (变脸) show in Chengdu (成都), China
Shopping for souvenirs and mementos
(photo by Jason Huang)
“Face-changing” (变脸, Biànliǎn)
(photo by “Yongxinge“)
Performers in a Biànliǎn show
(photo by CIT associate Mark Kao)
Biànliǎn (变脸) performers in Chengdu (成都), China A Biànliǎn (变脸) performer in Chengdu (成都), China A fire-breathing Biànliǎn (变脸) performer in Chengdu (成都), China
Biànliǎn performers
(photo by Kenneth Lu)
A Biànliǎn performer
(photo by Joan S.W.J.)
Fire-breathing Biànliǎn (performed
after eating Sichuan-style hot pot)

(photo by Chua Poeychin)
Video of a Biànliǎn performer: Watch his costume first, then his mask.
(video by “CharlieCL“)
_MG_2366-01 Luo dai gu zhen - the old streets
Luodai Ancient Town
(photo by “seealschinapics“)
A street in Luodai
(photo by “Earthy1983“)
_MG_2380-01 Luodai Ancient Town1 _MG_2382-01 The excavation exhibit at the Jinsha Ruins near Chengdu (成都), China
Traditional architecture
(photo by “seealschinapics“)
A gate at Luodai
(photo by “jclime410“)
A pagoda at Luodai
(photo by “seealschinapics“)
Excavation exhibit at the Jinsha Ruins
(photo by “BenBen“)
A golden mask – one of the ancient artifacts on display at the Jinsha Ruins near Chengdu (成都), China A jade 'cong' – one of the ancient artifacts on display at the Jinsha Ruins near Chengdu (成都), China A stone tiger – one of the ancient artifacts on display at the Jinsha Ruins near Chengdu (成都), China
A golden mask at the Jinsha Ruins
(photo by “Farm“)
A jade “cong”
(photo by “Farm“)
A stone tiger
(photo by Egor Grebnev)
Tours Featuring Chengdu:
CIT010 icon - 75 x 75
Majestic Scenery 15-Day Tour (CIT010)
Mounigou – Jiuzhaigou – Chengdu – Leshan –
Emeishan (Mount Emei) – Zhangjiajie – Fenghuang

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