Synonymous with China’s most iconic inhabitant, the giant panda, Chengdu is the capital of China's southwest Sichuan Province. Visit the breeding and research station and learn more about these critically endangered creatures, whose image adorns the city of Chengdu. Dine on Sichuan cuisine, famous for its chilli heat and visit a teahouse, many of whom have served the same brews for centuries.
On the face of it, Chengdu is an unremarkable metropolis in the west of the Sichuan Basin. But scratch the surface and discover a vibrant city, with its ancient teahouse culture and a thriving dining scene. Most famous as the home of the inimitable giant panda, getting up close and personal with these adorable creatures in Chengdu is often a highlight of any journey through China.