Chengdu May 9 to 12

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  • nkm111
    April 30, 2014
    7 posts

    Hi,

    My Chinese wife and me will be visiting Chengdu for the 1st time from May 9 to 12.

    We will obviously visit the Panda research centre.

    1) Any other Must - do's for Chengdu. We love local shows if there any good ones.

    2) We will be staying at a hotel walking to Yi Pin Tian Xia Food Street. We are die-hard foodies. Any recommendations ?

    3) Love jazz. My wife is from Shanghai, and we love the jazz in Shanghai. Are there any good jazz bars in Chengdu ?

    Thanks a lot.

  • invisible
    April 30, 2014
    1534 posts

    ok i bite

    1) i'd say sangxingdui museum

    http://www.gochengdoo.com/en/blog/item/1827/the_sanxingdui_museum_well_worth_a_visit

    def skip the crappy Sichuan Opera shows, long, boring, expensive, seedy and unauthentic

    2) If you're die-hard foodies i'd recommend the Food Museum
    http://www.gochengdoo.com/en/blog/item/2075/a_journey_of_a_thousand_miles_begins_with_a_brief_mention_of_a_food_museum_somewhere_outside_the_city

    otherwise in your area there's the excellent tutaocun, great sichuanese food
    http://www.gochengdoo.com/en/blog/item/2536/tutao_cun_a_restaurant_we_like_enough_to_write_about

    the restaurant on your road btw are usually catering to busloads of chinese tourists

    3) there are no dedicated real jazz bars in Chengdu

    neither are there special shows from the 9 - 12, but there are good enough weekly regular shows, check the calendar
    http://www.gochengdoo.com/en/calendar/

    Friday, Jazz at Bookworm
    http://www.gochengdoo.com/en/listings/item/boo_257/bookworm

    and Sunday blues and jazz at Here we go
    http://www.gochengdoo.com/en/listings/item/her_33145/here_we_go

  • daisyfeng
    April 30, 2014
    3 posts

    You could watch Sichuan Opera in the opera house in Qintai Road or Jinli Old Street. While enjoy the opera, visitors could sip the some tea like the locals do. Some said the opera is fantastic and some said it was boring. I went there once, it was good for me.

  • nkm111
    May 1, 2014
    7 posts

    Hi Invisible and Daisy

    Thank you....much.

    One more question, sorry...is there a direct bus to Panda Base from the city. We could take a taxi, but I've read its tough to get one coming back.

    We will be staying Jinui, near Wuhou Temple and Yipintianxia St.

    Thanx again.

    N

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