From giant pandas to giant entertainment complex
The main Chinese panda breeding centre is located in Chengdu. Pandas are bred at the Giant Panda Reserve in Wolong National Nature Reserve to ensure the survival of this endangered species. Many of Chengdu’s residents visit the Panda Reserve and the many city parks on their free days. Don’t miss the New Century Global Centre, a gigantic entertainment complex with a cinema, beach resort, shops and a complete replica of a Mediterranean village. Chengdu is not only the ideal destination for a city trip, it is also the perfect starting point for an extended tour of China. Let yourself be surprised: book a flight to Chengdu now!
Traditional temples and elegant teahouses
Chengdu offers a wide selection of museums as well as many Taoist and Buddhist monuments and temples which are thousands of years old. The best known is Wuhou Memorial Temple, which is located in a magnificent park full of cypress trees. Tea leaves make a nice souvenir from Chengdu because drinking tea is a true part of the local culture here and teahouses abound. The Wukuaishi Tea Market seems to feature every kind of tea imaginable.
Flights to Chengdu for a unique city trip
Looking for a cheap flight to Chengdu? With KLM, your holiday begins the moment you step onboard. Your journey will fly by with your own entertainment set on intercontinental flights: free films, games and music. Enjoy our selection of snacks or a tasty dinner and drinks. Add in our many handy extra services (some available for a supplement) and you’ll be in China before you know it.
Hewn from rock, the Giant Buddha of Leshan is something special. The world’s largest sitting Buddha statue, now a World Heritage Site, is so enormous that its fingernails are bigger than the height of a person. Sandwiched between two rock faces, he stares calmly over the water at his feet and at the sacred Mount Emei. This…
The giant panda is the symbol of China. Once spread across the entire country, these bamboo eaters are now confined to the uninhabited forests of central China. If you’d like to see one, your best bet is to visit one of the breeding centres around Chengdu, where information and…
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