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Go West: A Week in Western Sichuan

If you’re planning a trip out of Chengdu this winter, consider travelling to the western part of Sichuan Province. Although it is cold at this time of year, the lack of rain and brilliant blue skies make this a stunning destination.Read more>>

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Need a Cheap Place to Sleep? Check out Chengdu’s Best Hostels HOT

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Well, we can't all be like Joe Biden or the Miss Universe contestants and stay in a luxury hotel like the Shangri-La. Some of us are on a budget, and simply need a cheap place to lay our heads. What are our options? The clear answer is: hostels. There are a ...... Read More>>

The King of Beers: Chengdu’s Top 5 Local Brews HOT

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What can you say about China’s beers? Beer experts across the globe have never been quick to compliment Chinese produced beer. To lay it out plainly, even the best beers in China still have a light flavour and are mediocre, at best. Let’s put this way: If ...... Read More>>

Get Your Hanbao’s Here: The Best Burgers in Chengdu HOT

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I am under the firm conviction that if you put most of the flavours of Sichuan cuisine on a sheet of computer paper, it would still be good. Don’t question it. I’ve tried. Anyway, there are times for any Chengdu expat when you just need a good Western ...... Read More>>

Need a Drink? The Best Bar Areas in Chengdu HOT

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Before beginning this article, I was thinking about the lines from that Hank Williams song, Family Tradition: “Why do you drink? Why do you roll smoke?” He sang. We all have our own reasons, but there is one thing expats in Chengdu can agree on: this city ...... Read More>>

Stuff Your Face: Chengdu’s Best All-You-Can-Eat Deals HOT

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It wasn’t until 2009, my second stint in China, that I discovered the awesome thing known as all-you-can-eat buffets in Chengdu, Sichuan. What I stumbled upon was a Thai Barbeque in my home city of Chengdu that offered an all-you-can-eat and drink deal for ...... Read More>>

Drinking the Night Away: Chengdu’s Top Nightclub Spots HOT

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There are many words and images that come to mind when you think of Chengdu: spicy Sichuan food, terrible weather and bad traffic, an abundance of sexy girls, ease and comfort in lifestyle, mahjong, teahouses galore and clubs, clubs and more ...... Read More>>

Huoguo Fever: Chengdu’s Best Places to Eat Hotpot HOT

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Sichuan is home to some of the spiciest Chinese cuisine, including the famously spicy Sichuan hotpot. Eating hotpot in Chengdu is mandatory for those visiting the city. For those living here, anything short of loving it is sin. There are tons of great ...... Read More>>

Exploring the Ancient Sites and Streets of Wenshu Temple and Beyond HOT

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Many visitors come to Chengdu for the temples, the shopping, the restaurants and sightseeing. Wenshu Temple and surrounding area has all that and more. Lined with quaint buildings in the ancient Chinese architectural style, each part of this fascinating ...... Read More>>

Vegetables with a Vengeance: Meat-free Dining in Chengdu HOT

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Like most other Western foods in Chengdu, or China for that matter, many vegetarian restaurants never seem to get it quite right. However, there are a few that are surprisingly good, even if their menus overly emphasise tofu-based dishes. That’s fine, if ...... Read More>>

Where to Get a Good Pizza in Chengdu HOT

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Pizzas are a staple for many Western travellers, and Chengdu has a lot of expats looking for pizzas. Pizza is a little taste of home, a link to sanity and the “real world.” So the question arises: where can one get a good pizza in Chengdu?... Read More>>

‘H’ is for Happy Hour! Best Drink Deals in Chengdu HOT

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When you live in a city with a reputation for idleness and a love of leisure, it’s not hard to find an excuse to relax or a teahouse in which to do so. But there are some times when a game of mahjong and a bag of sunflower seeds just don’t do the trick; ...... Read More>>

Chengdu’s Tibetan Quarter – Gateway to Tibet HOT

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Many consider Chengdu to be the gateway to Tibet, so it is only reasonable that visitors to Chengdu would want to visit the Tibetan Quarter. Chengdu’s Tibetan Quarter, or Little Lhasa, is located in the south-west of Chengdu, near the First Ring Road. It ...... Read More>>

The Best Spots for Imported Food Products in Chengdu HOT

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Think you can’t find grainy Dijon mustard or a 6-pack of Corona just because you’re living in the middle of Southwest China? Think again! Chengdu is getting increasingly foreigner-friendly and when it comes to the imported staples expats miss so dearly, ...... Read More>>

Chengdu Snacks: The Well-Known and the Little-Known HOT

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My favourite part of Chengdu cuisine has always been the snacks. There is such a diversity of taste, type and texture in all these delicious xiaochi, one could spend their whole life enjoying Chengdu snacks and it would not be a wasted life. Below is an ...... Read More>>

Long Weekend Getaways: A Little Farther From Chengdu HOT

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The long Mid-Autumn weekend coming up provides a chance to get away and relax for just a little bit longer. These Chengdu weekend getaways will provide a change in scenery,an increase in air quality and recharge your batteries for the winter.... Read More>>

Chengdu’s Tastiest Hole-in-the-Wall Restaurants HOT

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Some of the questions that any foreigner in Chengdu for any length of time will be asked a thousand times each are, “Do you like Sichuan food?”, “Have you tried hot pot?”, and “Can you handle spicy food?” I certainly hope that your answer to all three ...... Read More>>

Spice Up Your Life: Chengdu’s Best Sichuan Restaurants HOT

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If you've lived in Chengdu for any length of time, you've probably acclimated yourself to the local flavours. If you're like me, you may even be at the point where any time you travel away from Sichuan, you find yourself craving a bit of ma laon your ...... Read More>>

A Guide to the Best Markets in Chengdu HOT

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There have been a number of times when I have heard Chengdu expats complaining that Chengdu doesn't have X, Y, or Z. While there are certainly areas in which Chengdu is lacking, often it's more of an issue of knowing where to look. There was a time when the ...... Read More>>

The Chill and the Crazy: Chengdu Bars HOT

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Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name, and sometimes you need to go where know one knows who you are. When it comes to bars, Chengdu has both types. Here’s a list of Chengdu’s chillest bars, and a few crazier ones thrown in for good ...... Read More>>

A Taste of Home: Top Non-Chinese Restaurants in Chengdu HOT

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In the ten years since I first came to Chengdu, there have been many attempts at establishing the international food front. Numerous aspiring entrepreneurs have tried to open restaurants in Chengdu, only to see them dwindle and disappear. Recently, however, ...... Read More>>

Tea or Coffee: A Few Cafés in the City of Teahouses HOT

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Can you believe there was ever a time when people felt that strongly against coffee? Luckily, in Chengdu, coffee is becoming more and more commonplace. Cafes are becoming a regular hangout, especially when they have free WiFi so people can show off their ...... Read More>>

A Quick Guide to Chengdu’s Top Tourist Spots HOT

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Many of the whirlwind China tours don't really leave enough time to fully appreciate everything in Chengdu. If you are planning on going to Chengdu, but don't have much time, these are some of the top tourist spots you definitely do not want to miss.... Read More>>

Long Weekend Getaways: A Little Farther From Chengdu HOT

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The long Mid-Autumn weekend coming up provides a chance to get away and relax for just a little bit longer. These Chengdu weekend getaways will provide a change in scenery,an increase in air quality and recharge your batteries for the winter.... Read More>>

Keeping Fit in Chengdu: Reviews of Gyms and Fitness Clubs HOT

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One of the questions that pops up regularly on Chengdu forums is, “Where can I find a good gym in Chengdu?” Keeping in mind that “good” is a relative term, this overview of some of Chengdu’s gyms and fitness clubs should get you pointed in the right ...... Read More>>

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