Ni hao !
Now let’s end on a high note with the 5th and last FISE World Series stopover in China, in the big city of Chengdu to be precise! The 2016 international tour’s loop ends on October 28, 29 and 30, 2016.
Remember the success of the two last stopovers on the American continent, now we are heading to Asia for 3 days of BMX Freestyle Park, Skateboarding, MTB Slopestyle and Inline Skating.
After this last stop, we will announce the 2016 FISE World Series overall ranking. The riders will give everything to defend their spot and close this awesome year according to the standards. See you there!
LIL' FOCUS ON THE CITY
Chengdu is the capital of the Sichuan province, in the southwest of China.
Here, we speak Mandarin and pay in Yuan. To give you an idea, Chengdu is located 8270 km away from Paris ! The city is dubbed "Tianfuzhiguo", which means « the city of treasures ».
We eat a spicy gastronomy, varied and perfumed, and the specialty is the Sichuan fondue. But most of all, Chengdu is the native city of the giant pandas !
To say hello here, it’s Nǐ hǎo and goodbye is Zàijiàn.
THE FISE WORLD SERIES IN CHENGDU, WHAT IS IT ABOUT ?- The 5th and last of the 2016 FWS stopovers- From October 28th to 30th, 3 intenses days of extreme sports- Almost every sport of the FISE is represented : BMX Freestyle, Skateboarding, Roller Freestyle, MTB- Implementation of four FISE Area parks in Nan Hu Park in Chengdu (成都南湖公园).
THE GOOD REASONS TO GO
- See some giant pandas in the reserve located 10 km from the city center on the Foutoushan Mountains. It’s THE region of the pandas!
- Get lost in the city where life never stops! It can be by day or by night with the constructions of buildings, the crowded streets and roads with buses, bicycles, tuck tucks, electric scooters, trucks… But where everyone finds his way without any trouble! And if you want to impose yourself on the roads, the stronger klaxon noise makes the difference so prepare your eardrums!
- Test all the good local well flavored and spiced dishes, we promise you that the local gastronomy will not disappoint you (you should definitely test the Mapo Doufu and the Yuxiang). The good thing in China: you will find something to eat at any time, even if you come back from party at 5am! Street food is cultural.
-Have a walk in the old street of Jinli, 350 meters long, which kept the same style as the ancient Chengdu districts, with craftsmen and traditional boutiques…
In Chinese: China, 四川省成都市武侯区武侯祠大街231号附1号
-Enter in the “global center”, the huger building in the world, where you can find all the kinf od activities: an ice rink, shopping centers, a cinema, a beach, an artificial river for rafting etc.
AND NOW WE ARE BOARDING !
· BY PLANE
Chengdu airport is named Shuangliu International Airport (CTU), it’s one of the biggest in all China. It is located at 16km from city center and propose direct flight to more than twenty international cities.
Once you have landed, you can drive to the city center by shuttle (1 shuttle every 15min), or by taxi.
· BY TRAIN
If land in another Chinese city or if you desire to do a road trip, several trains rive between Chengdu and the main Chinese cities, like Beijing, Xi’an, Kunming, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Urumqi, Shanghai, Lanzhou. More info
· BY TAXI
To saunter in the city, taxi is the more practical transport for a little price. Count 5 Yuan (for the 1st km) and then, 1.40 Yuan for additional kilometers.
OUR BEST SPOTS
· THE SPECIALITIES !
Mapo Doufu : tofu cubes and spicy sauce with minced pork.
Gongbao jiding : chicken cubes with peanuts.
Huiguo Rou : grilled meat to the pot with cabbage
· YOU WANT TO GO OUT ?
TAG: It’s a club located in an unusual place, on the 21st floor, with a view on the roof of the buildings and a refined electro set.
Magma club: Bar underground with an electro and popular playlist. A must go.
Jellyfish: One of the most popular bars in Chengdu mixing foreigners and locals, 143 Kehua North Rd, Wuhou – Chengdu.
DON'T FORGET YOUR VISA !
Yes, like the passport, the visa is mandatory in the Chinese territory, so we strongly advise you to do not forget this little detail and to start the process early enough!
Count 60€ for French, 30€ for foreigners + services taxes
OUR LIL' TIPS
- Here are a few words to make your communication easier with the Chinese :
Hello : nǐn hǎo
Goddbye : Zàijiàn
Thank you : Xièxiè (pronounced ciécié)
(Thank you — )You’re welcome : bú kè qì / méi guàn xì
Good luck !
3D PLAN SKATEPARK
3D PLAN BMX & ROLLER FREESTYLE
HOW TO GO ?
Nan Hu Park, Chengdu (成都南湖公园)