Hopefully you have marked in your calendar, from October 31st to November 3rd will be the final stage of the FISE World Series 2019 in Chengdu, China in the neighborhood of Pidu.
You have 2 months to prepare your trip, but the number 1 priority is your VISA! We can’t repeat enough it takes a while so best to get it sorted ASAP.
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For those who do not know the city, it is located in west-central China, and is the capital of Sichuan Province. With more than 18 million inhabitants, it is one of the most populated cities in the country!
Here are the 5 things to do in Chengdu if you plan to visit this huge city during your stay
1- The Giant Pandas
The best place to observe them is Chengdu's research and breeding base. Located about fifteen kilometres to the north of the city, this centre has been since 1987 an important place for the protection of the giant pandas and red pandas of the country. Some tips: plan a visit in the morning, when the pandas are fed and therefore active, respect the animals and the rules of the centre! The site is accessible by bus, metro or taxi, and can be visited with or without a guide.
2 - Walk to Kuan Zhai Alleys and Jinli Road
The pedestrian streets of Kuan Zhai Alleys or Jinli Road will immerse you in Chengdu which has seen its architecture and heritage evolve over the years and become a large modern city looking like a Western capital!
3- Eat local
Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan cuisine, but beware it is very very spicy!
Try Hot Pot, Mapo Doufu, Dandan Noodles, Gongbao Jiding, and all the street food trucks!
Want a shopping spree? Whether you are looking for souvenirs, fashion boutiques or a good coffee, you should find it all in the busy pedestrian street of Chunxi.
5- The "Chengdudes"!
This Skate Crew’s name comes from Chengdu, as you will have understood in this word game. With our digital magazine FISE UP, we went to meet the locals who are active and make this city a destination to visit for many pro teams; Meet Mike Mogler, who guides us through the daily life of this cosmopolitan crew.
How to get to Chengdu?
The city of Chengdu has an international airport. Chengdu Airport is 16 kilometers from the city, then you can take a shuttle bus, taxi or train to the center.
The city is very well served and offers many public transport options to get around once there, so do not hesitate to visit Chengdu!
Where to stay in Chengdu?
Chengdu is very large and populated with lots of affordable hotels, Airbnbs, homestays and hostels.