All good foods are found in Chengdu.
Chengdu is renowned for its local chiefs skilled in cooking, making Chengdu cuisine one of the most tasty in China. Here you can choose between the most famous snacks like Mapo Toufu, Han Steamed Bun or Dragon Dumpling to more complex dishes like boiled kebabs and lengdanbei.
Only in Chengdu you can have the most memorable dining out, but at first you need to book a stay in the city with all comforts. For this browse our comprehensive list of hotels at Booked.net. From cheap hotels in Chengdu to those abundant with luxuries all available with maps, photos and secure forms, check Booked.net.
The filling dining fits best with strong drinks and Chengdu has an abundance to offer. The Chinese invented distilled liquor or rice wine which is regarded to be the fifth primary invention after the ''Four Great Inventions'' of China. But rice wine in China is more than just a drink, but history. It developed in ancient times and is still popular with such global wine brands as Luzhou Laojiao, Yibing Wuliangye, Mianzhu Jiannanchun, Chengdu Quanxing, and Swellfun.
When it comes to the past, Chengdu has more than 2300 years of history. Originally, it was known as the "Land of Abundance" for fertile soil and due to this it thrived mainly on produce from the land till Kaiming 5th, King of Shu Kingdom moved the country’s capital here. Since the Yuan Dynasty, Chengdu became the capital of Sichuan. After, it was given a status of historical and cultural city by the State Council.
- Tianfu Square overlooked by a Chairman Mao statue in the center
- Chengdu Zoo offers a look at elephant, tigers, giraffes, monkeys
- Qingyang Temple, the oldest and biggest temple in the area
- Floraland offers and various recreation activities
All these landmarks are of great value and UNESCO treasured for their significance, but this is not enough for a visit to Chengdu. Locals know their city better than anybody and say that ''once you come to Chengdu, you will not want to leave''. And this is true about the city with easy lifestyle and relaxed atmosphere.
Sometimes it even seems that in Chengdu nobody is ever in hurry, but this silence disturbed only by Las Fallas - a five-day celebration of St. Joseph. Crowded streets, an abundance of flowers and music are brought from outside to make of Chengdu a city with an exciting and fun vibe.
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