Chengdu listed in 52 Places to Go by NYT

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A new entry into the list of 52 Places to Go in 2015, Chengdu is recommended by the New York Times for the city's giant pandas, impressive food culture and balanced development.
Chengdu has just been named one of the “52 places to go in 2015” by The New York Times.

The New York Times has Chengdu at number 44 out of 52 worldwide destinations, citing it as “one of the most dynamic cities in China” and “a panda and food capital”.

Milan tops the list of the 52 Places to Go, followed by Cuba and Philadelphia.

“Pandas are this city’s drawing card, but adventurous chefs and boutique hotels are now giving visitors a reason to linger after seeing the star residents,” said newspawr writer Justin Bergman in the article published on The New York Times.

Local tourism facilities and services are adequate to meet local, domestic and international demand. Currently, there are 63 National A-class tourist scenic spots, 247 star-rated hotels and 364 travel agencies in Chengdu, attracting 186.2 million domestic and foreign visitors in 2014, among whom 1.97 million are inbound tourists, up 11.66 percent from a year earlier.

Statistics of Inbound Visitors to Chengdu in 2014 (10, 000 person/time):

Gourmet Chengdu

An internationally-renowned food culture city as well as the home to the Sichuan-style cuisine, Chengdu was named by UNESCO the City of Gastronomy in February, 2010.

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Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding (the Panda Base) is probably the most important base in the world dedicated to the protection of the giant pandas.

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Home of giant pandas and land of success

Chengdu is a modern metropolitan city, but traditions are well preserved.

Apr 08, 2015

Broad Bean Sauce: Soul of Sichuan Cuisine

Sichuan Cuisine Experience Park is located in Ande Township of Pixian County and only 28km away from downtown Chengdu. The park is a cultural theme scenic spot for culinary culture, food experience, shopping and recreation, where people can visit the food production lines and get true understanding of the world famous Sichuan Cuisine.

Jul 22, 2014

Panda Base: Come and Cuddle the Cute Animals

To many visitors to the city, the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chenghua is a must. The panda base is located on the Futou Hill in the northeast to downtown Chengdu, about 12 km from the city center.

Jul 21, 2014

First Touch of Authentic Sichuan Food

Gastronomic enthusiasts Marc (France) and Arturo (the US) came to Daronghe Restaurant in Chengdu to learn how to cook Mapo Tofu and Kung Pao Chicken.

Oct 15, 2014

Michelle’ Chengdu panda tour

US first lady Michelle Obama heads for China with her mother and daughters in tow on Wednesday. Along the way, Mrs. Obama and the two generations of women accompanying her daughters Malia and Sasha and mother Marian Robinson visited the Chengdu Panda Base, home to about 50 pandas.

Jun 26, 2014

Sichuan Cuisine Culture Museum

The museum is a cultural theme scenic spot for culinary culture, food experience, shopping and recreation.

Oct 21, 2014

Where to See pandas

Chengdu is the only metropolitan city in the world less than 100 km from the habitats of wild pandas and the Chengdu Panda Base is the world's best-known research institute for panda protection.

Oct 10, 2014

Take a close look of pandas at the Panda Base

Information of services at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.

Oct 19, 2014

China launches first Giant Panda Valley in Sichuan

China has launched its first-ever Dujiangyan Giant Panda Valley in Southwest China's Sichuan province. It's part of efforts to reintroduce pandas into the wild.

Oct 14, 2014

Two baby pandas in Chengdu get new names

Two little pandas in the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding were given new names – the elder brother is called Mao Zhu, and the younger sister is called Mao Sun.

Nov 27, 2014

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