There are many reasons why Chengdu needs to be on your travel bucket list. Known as the capital city of Sichuan province, it's home to cuddly and playful Giant Pandas as well as delicious halal food and cultural attractions. If you've always wanted to discover what Chengdu has to offer, we have some good news!
Chengdu Tianfu International Airport opens in June 2021
According to CNN Travel, China has recently unveiled its brand-new airport, Chengdu Tianfu International Airport - making it the second international airport in Chengdu after Shuangliu International Airport. Promising cutting-edge technologies, ranging from facial recognition software to self check-in kiosks, it is ready to accommodate 120 million passengers annually within its spacious terminals!
Designed by China Southwest Architectural Design and Research Institute, China Airport Construction Group Corporation and French architectural firm ADP Ingenierie, China's new mega airport is visually impressive and contemporary, which is comparable to the stunning Daxing International Airport in Beijing!
Before Chengdu Tianfu International Airport was established, you can travel to Chengdu via a direct flight to Shuangliu International Airport as well as trains and buses. As China's aviation industry is slowly recovering after the COVID-19 pandemic, the opening of China's new mega airport will definitely serve the domestic travel demands in their country. At the time of writing, Chengdu Tianfu International Airport has yet to open to international flights.
Things to do in Chengdu
If you're planning to travel to Chengdu once the situation gets better, there are many things to do in Chengdu! Since it's home to the adorable Giant Pandas, head over to their main giant panda bases including Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding and Research Base and Dujiangyan Panda Base to see these cuties for yourself!
For cultural attractions, explore the Jinli Pedestrian Street lined with historical houses, shops, restaurants, and souvenir stalls. Don't forget to swing by the Jinsha Site Museum, an archaeological site containing relics and artefacts from the Shang and Zhou dynasties period of the ancient Shu kingdom! To inspire your trip further, here are more reasons why you should visit the Muslim-friendly Chengdu on your future getaway!