Chengdu Blog

A Stepchild of Extravagant Yak: Bamboo Bikes

Date: February 27th, 2016

Raised in Lhasa, Tibet, our guide extraordinaire Abu (above pic) is a skilled and resourceful problem solver. When going through the arduous process of registering a foreign invested travel agency in Chengdu, he was instrumental in helping us navigate the maze of requirements, not to mention helping us keep our sanity along the way. We’ve … [Read more]

Not For the Faint of Heart: Cycling Chengdu – Lhasa

Date: January 20th, 2016

We were contacted last summer by a fellow named Con who was inquiring about riding a bike to Lhasa. As is often the case with inquiries we receive online, we initially figured we were dealing with a dreamer who would abandon such a foolish notion once we injected a little reality into his fantasy! This … [Read more]

Chengdu Day Tours

Date: June 20th, 2015

Many travelers treat their visit to Chengdu as merely an “enroute to somewhere else” one day experience that is limited to viewing the Giant Panda. However, upon arrival they inevitably find themselves wishing they had allowed for more time. Don’t make that mistake! As its geography suggests, found in the lowlands of the Sichuan basin … [Read more]

Chengdu’s Utmost in Comfort: 5 new options

Date: February 24th, 2015

2015 is proving to be yet another year of light-speed development for Chengdu. Though this is true for many industries in this city, it is especially true for the tourism industry as evidenced by 5 new five star hotels soon to open this year. Two of these five star hotels will be found in the heart of the city … [Read more]

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