About Chengdu, Chengdu Places & Us

I vividly remember first arriving in Chengdu in 2005 and not knowing a word of Chinese. After stepping off the plane and onto the tarmac in Chengdu, I felt like I was catapulted into a place that I didn’t know or understand. If only back then there was a place where I could easily explore places in the city that others were discovering at the same time.

About Chengdu

Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province in Southwestern China, is among the fastest growing cities in the world. With a population of 12 million people, Chengdu has a history of thousands of years and is known for panda bears, Sichuan cuisine, and being the most laid back major city in China. Read more about Chengdu on Chengdu Living.

About Chengdu Places

Chengdu Places is an interactive directory of the most valuable places in the city. Rather than being an exhaustive list of 400 hotels and 500 hospitals (yes, there are that many in Chengdu), we’ve opted to keep this a neat list of the most important places. Leave feedback on places you’ve been or submit new locations for the community to check out.

About Us

Chengdu Places was created by:


The grandfather of Chengdu Places, and resident of Chengdu for 7 years.


The Chengdu old hand, an incredible 12 year veteran of Chengdu.


Bicycle enthusiast, traveler, psychonaut, and newcomer to Chengdu.


Suggest places and contribute to Chengdu Places to make this a more useful resource for Chengdu visitors and residents alike.

Moving On

Read: The Quick Guide to Chengdu Places

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