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North Asia

Chengdu, China

Chengdu has been rising in the ranks as one of China's commercial powerhouses with its ambition to become the world's next Silicon Valley, having attracted numerous tech start-ups in recent years, along with foreign investment estimated at over US$8 billion.

But apart from its economic boom, the city is also a colourful hub for foodies – after all, Chengdu was the first Asian city to be named a UNESCO City of Gastronomy in 2010, a nod to Sichuan cuisine being one of the most complex of Chinese cuisines. From street snacks to teahouses to hotpot restaurants and upscale private diners, tourists can eat around the clock in this bustling city.

And then there are the giant pandas, one of the key reasons tourists flock to this city and its outer regions. In addition to several locations where one can see a panda in action (or inaction), Chengdu is also home to a slew of historical attractions that make for an eye-opening travel experience.

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What to do

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What to do in Chengdu - Chengdu research base of giant panda breeding  

Chengdu research base of giant panda breeding

What to do in Chengdu - Qingcheng Mountain   

Qingcheng Mountain


Where to eat

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Where to eat in Chengdu - Ba Shu Da Zhai Men Hot Pot

Ba Shu Da Zhai Men Hot Pot

Enjoy fresh and cheap food with mala broth that packs some serious heat at this authentic local haunt.

Where to eat in Chengdu - Yunmen Green Emerald Concept Restaurant GP

Yunmen Green Emerald Concept Restaurant GP

Feathered ceilings with shiny chandeliers greet you as you enter this molecular gastronomy diner. The restaurant also serves Hunan and Sichuan cuisine if molecular gastronomy is not up your alley.

Where to eat in Chengdu - Huang Chen Lao Ma

Huang Chen Lao Ma

With a classier atmosphere than local hotpot joints and a less spicy mala broth, Huang Chen Lao Ma is a good place to start your mala hotpot journey.


Yu’s Family Kitchen

Famous for its lavish 34-course banquets, you can experience the pinnacle of Sichuanese cuisine at this cosy private diner run by one of China's most highly acclaimed chefs, Yu Bo.


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