Chengdu, at first , didn't seem to have that much appeal. It's full of construction sights and the weather isn't all that ( grey and humid ). Very modern but also quite relaxed. We found a lot of store owners sitting outside there store playing cards, mahjong or just enjoying a good conversation with each other. Chengdu has many temples and counts even more tea houses, some of which are set in stunning locations. The peoples park is crazy, busy and loud, but its worth a visit none the less.
The two most memorable parts of our stay in Chengdu must be our visit to the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, a very popular attraction, large and kept in wonderful shape and the deep, spicy reds of our Sichuan Hotpot filled with red and Sichuan flower peppers, truly delicious but mouth numbing after a while. Don't leave Chengdu without trying some tea in a tea house or having some rabbits head, a local specialty.