Seniors Look Into Chengdu

Chengdu is one of the most important economic, transportation, and communication centers in Western China. It’s big, even by Chinese standards. The urban area is home to 14,047,625 inhabitants. So why would seniors want to visit Chengdu? Chengdu was chosen as one of the top ten cities to invest in out of a total of 280 urban centers in China. In 2006, it was named China’s 4th-most livable city by China Daily newspaper and today is an important economic center. It’s very livable and inviting.

The Heavenly State Draws Senior Visitors

Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan Province, which is known as the “Heavenly State”. Located in the west of Sichuan Basin and in the center of Chengdu Plain, this area is the natural habitat of giant pandas. Sichuan Province is reputed as “Tian Fu Zhi Guo”, literally a place richly endowed with natural resources.

Sampling the famous Sichuan cuisine is a must for any visit to Chengdu. Enjoying the food as well as the culture, shopping and having tea at a teahouse afford senior visitors a deeper understanding of this cultural city. With it’s long history of over 2,300 years, Chengdu was proclaimed one of the 24 cultural and historical cities by the State Council.

Wikipedia is always a great resource for checking out any site in the world.  They note that Chengdu is one of the main air hubs in China and ranked 4th in passenger volume… senior travelers won’t be wanting for a flight into the city. Care for some helpful travel tips?  Go to Wikipedia for all the information you want, including the best shopping locations, Sichuan cumin, and all about the giant pandas.

Parks, museums, the breeding station for those giant pandas, gardens, zoos… they are all in Chengdu. A Chengdu Concise Guide to the city notes that the food ranks among the very best in the entire world.  Sweet dishes, sour dishes, hearty dishes, light dishes, sinful dishes and conscious dishes. You’d better exchanges your currency in Bank of China, or the hotel you stay in. Don’t trust any peddler in the street who provides you the service, they may give you counterfeit currency.

Spend a little time on my Best Chinese Websites, it will be helpful on your journey and enjoy your visit to Chengdu.  jeb



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